Tinseltown has upped the pro-abortion propaganda game by churning out more stories in support of the controversial topic than ever before, according to The New York Times.
“So far, halfway through the year, nearly two dozen characters in streaming shows, movies and television have had or talked about having abortions, many unapologetically, a development that would have been unthinkable a decade ago — and one that has angered some abortion foes,” reports the outlet.
“In the pilot for ‘Shrill,’ Abby, the single millennial played by Aidy Bryant, professes to feel ‘powerful’ after having terminated her unplanned pregnancy,” the report continued. “On one of the final episodes of ‘Veep,’ Anna Chlumsky’s pregnant political aide lays into abortion opponents protesting outside a clinic, hollering, ‘I even prayed a little, and here I am.’ On ‘She’s Gotta Have It,’ the ambitious Clorinda, played by Margot Bingham, defends her decision to the baby’s father, saying anything she does with her body is her choice. Nine of the 11 people credited with writing those episodes were women.”
Gretchen Sisson, a sociologist at the University of California-San Francisco, told the Times that the storylines now seek to reflect a more “matter-of-fact” reality about abortion rather than a dramatic tragedy.
“You’re definitely seeing more of the matter-of-fact ‘I am pregnant, I don’t want to be, I’m going to have an abortion,’” Sisson said. “And it’s gone way up in 2019.”
Keep in mind, these positive portrayals of abortion are now routinely pushed on television. The movie industry, in fact, has largely steered clear of the controversial topic in any nationwide theatrical release because it would be box office poison. The two biggest pro-abortion movies of this decade — “Obvious Child” and “Grandma” — were financial flops despite widespread critical acclaim. That being said, Hollywood’s major movie studios have still vowed to boycott filming in states like Georgia.
“Sisson found 18 instances of characters having, disclosing, considering or mentioning abortions,” the Times said. “A little more than halfway through 2019, that figure was already at 21, and Sisson expects this year to match or outpace her tally from 2017, when the figure hit a high of 34.”
Oftentimes, abortion storylines would involve a moral conflict, in which the woman wrestles with the prospect or even faces psychological problems, after undergoing the procedure. In some cases, the woman even considers the possibility of an abortion and chooses to keep the baby, as seen in the movie “Juno.” Times certainly have changed.
In fact, “Juno” screenwriter Diablo Cody recently said that she now regrets how people have interpreted her film as having a pro-life message.
“I don’t even know if I would have written a movie like ‘Juno’ if I had known that the world was going to spiral into this hellish alternate reality that we now seem to be stuck in,” Diablo Cody told the Crooked Media podcast, “Keep It!“
When podcast co-host Kara Brown asked the screenwriter if she would have Juno get an abortion if she were to “rewrite the film tomorrow,” Cody responded, “I think I probably would have just told a different story in general.”