Pro-abortionists lack the courage to show an actual abortion in television dramas

By Dave Andrusko

You would think (although you would be wrong) that with Hollywood in full throttle to “normalize,” indeed glamorous abortion, we’d see….an actual abortion. After all, graphic violence and Hollywood go together like ham and eggs.

Surely, if we see full-frontal violence in movie after movie, television program after television program why not (as Cullen Herout asks) “an authentic depiction of abortion and what happens during the procedure?”

Before we cite some of Mr. Herout’s explanations, it’s worth recalling that for all the proud pro-abortion boosting about and touting of abortion in films and on TV, we haven’t see a baby suctioned out, let alone ripped apart.

I happen to see two of the examples Herout discusses where such a candid portrayal could have been provided.

There was the “Scandal” program, aired in November 2015. The Kerry Washington’s character (the married President’s girlfriend) has an abortion.

As Newsbusters’ Alexa Moutevelis Coombs explained at the time

The entire hour was an advertisement for Planned Parenthood, but the absolute worst scene was a montage set to the Christmas hymn “Silent Night,” a song that celebrates the birth of Christ, while main character Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) has an abortion, killing her and the president’s baby. …

The final scene of the winter finale is of Olivia sitting down, relishing the glass of wine she can now drink, smiling at her Christmas tree, while “Ave Maria” plays.

So, you could easily say the show was sacrilegious. But you couldn’t say it showed who Olivia Pope was aborting.

No one had a clue she was pregnant. Next thing you know she’s on the table. She doesn’t talk over or about her abortion, it just happens out of the blue. That’s not good, because the character didn’t talk about excising that clump of cells proudly and loudly. That’s not the pro-abortion company line.

Then there was recent episode of the Netflix series “Glow.” Alison Brie plays the lead character, Ruth Wilder, who is impregnated by the dim-witted, estranged husband of her best friend. Again, after she realizes she is pregnant, there is no discussion.

The “lesson” of her abortion is that the lead male character, Sam Sylvia (played by Marc Maron), a jerk on so many scores, comes through in the clutch, so to speak. He accompanies her to the abortion clinic, pretending to be the “husband.”

The abortion? All we see in Wilder staring at the ceiling.

Why don’t we see “an authentic depiction of abortion and what happens during the procedure”? Herout offers several reasons, here are two. First

Hollywood will never show an actual abortion because it would remove all doubt about whether abortion takes the life of an innocent human being.

Hollywood will never be this honest because it knows abortion is not just a standard medical procedure, it’s a violent act of aggression against a tiny human being who cannot defend himself.

And the second reason “we can be sure that we will never be exposed to the ins and outs of what happens during an abortion procedure” is

Such a depiction would be anathema in a place such as Hollywood, which has a long history of promoting abortion and the abortion industry. Forcing viewers to grapple with the violence of an abortion procedure is not something we should expect from Hollywood.

Hollywood is forever congratulating itself for its honest, truthful portrayals of “real life.” That is, in fact, rarely true in any case, and never true with abortion.