If abortion is a completely legitimate and moral decision why not televise it? I know it’s a shocking suggestion but I think dragging abortion out of the media imposed darkness is essential to the pro-life cause. So many of the gains made by the pro-life cause have been due to advances in technology in ultrasound and people seeing the unborn with their own eyes. But last night MTV aired their VERY IMPORTANT SPECIAL on abortion. Now, silly me, I actually had some hope that something good might come out of it. I was wrong.

The show “16 and Pregnant” on MTV actually does a good job of showing the real life ups and downs of being a young Mom. In fact, last year a number of feminists were upset that the show had some girls who accepted the baby and one couple who gave up their baby for adoption but nobody on the show opted for abortion. Why not abortion, they asked. So MTV aired a special on abortion where some young girls opted for abortion. But the REALLY BIG SHOW ABOUT ABORTION actually skipped over one kind of essential part -THE ABORTION. Now, even though the show often shows births they didn’t show the actual abortion. They didn’t even come close. One minute the young girl is talking about her options and the next she’s announcing that she’d had the abortion. Can you imagine a show about becoming a mother skipping over the actual birth or the whole trip to the hospital? So why skip the abortion? If it’s not a person in the womb, just a potential person, why not show it? Because then, the abortion industry couldn’t get away with their lies. And they do lie.

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