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MTV’s Teen Abortion Sales Pitch: It’s Just “A Ball of Cells”

Written By : Lori Ziganto
December 31, 2010

In July of this year, leftist Feminists were openly, and proudly, rooting for an abortion to be portrayed on prime-time television. And in April of this year, leftist Feminists like Jessica Valenti of Feministing were grossly bemoaning the fact that Mtvs show, 16 and Pregnant , did not portray any teenage girls having abortions. They wanted sixteen year old girls to have abortions. On television.  Way to be pro-woman and For The Children ™, faux feminists! By For The Children, I of course mean totally not at all for the children unless they can be used and exploited to further an agenda, natch. You see, its never actually about women nor children to them; its always about an agenda and an ideology that treats motherhood as a yoke around a womans neck. Motherhood is so old school and oppressive and stuff! What with those pesky children wanting to be nurtured and loved, while providing a joy that fills ones heart so full that it cannot be adequately put into words. Well, and wanting to, you know, live . Who do they think they are?


On Tuesday night, they got their wish. Mtv ran a special called No Easy Decision, in which Markai, a girl who had previously appeared on 16 and Pregnant, learned that she was pregnant again.

And she terminated the pregnancy babys life.

I watched the special, even though I didnt think that I needed to do so in order to point out how wrong such a show is on so many levels. But, unlike Ana Marie Cox, I dont like to talk about things that I have neither read nor watched, nor do I like to do things half-assedly. And, it turns out, the show was even worse than I suspected it would be. It was infuriating and horrifying, almost beyond words. It was also heartbreaking beyond belief. My heart aches for Markai, and for the other girls (Natalia and Katie) who appeared in the discussion portion of the show.

The pro-abortion rah-rah sisterhood, of course, praised it immediately , which should indicate just how strong the shows bias was. If you needed any further proof than the fact that the show was aired commercial-free, in partnership with Exhale, a group who says that they wish to raise awareness that abortion is normal in the reproductive lives of women and girls. Yes, every womans reproductive life (love the fancy-pants euphemism) includes the killing of an unborn child. You women who dont have abortions? Total abnormal freaks! Just look at Sarah Palin, for cripes sake. Wingnuts!

The show was entirely agenda-driven and these young girls were sickly used and exploited for that purpose only. The token nod to a pro-life position was a quick question in the discussion panel: Did you consider adoption? One of the girls said that wouldnt have been an option because it wasnt the baby part that was scary; it was that pregnancy is icky. She had an abortion to avoid pregnancy symptoms. Another one spoke of the sacrifices (her word) that she had to make to pay the $750.00 abortion fee. Her prom ticket, for one.

Sacrifice was a running theme, except it appears that the word has lost any real meaning. The girls spoke of not wanting to sacrifice their college plans. Or of not wanting their partners to sacrifice by having to work two jobs to support another child. And  Markai spoke of not wanting her living infant child to sacrifice for my mistake. Such rationales were among the most heartbreaking because its what weve been teaching our youth with societys insidious entitlement mentality. There is no right to life, but there is a right to college and a right to not be poor. We cant put a child through going without food or losing electricity for a few days; losing ones LIFE is far preferable.

Its also another example of how leftist feminists actually think very little of women and how pervasive their disturbing mindset has become. To them, a woman is incapable of having it all. A pregnant woman or a mother is incapacitated to the point where she cant even read a book or attend classes, apparently. Theyve turned college into a need; one cant meet their twisted ideas of equality without it. Theyve placed a higher value on an increasingly meaningless piece of paper than on life itself and are trying to teach our daughters the same. Plus, why is college a make or break situation? Is a woman somehow lesser if she doesnt get a college degree? They must think Im a third class citizen!

The incredibly harmful lies propagated during No Easy Decision were matched only by the awful truths about the pro-abortion agenda that the show unintentionally unmasked. Pro-abortionist Lynn Harris, at Salon, exposed one such awful truth and, worse, actually praised it:

Heres Dr. Drew opening the show and racking up stunned FTW!s (For The Win!) on Twitter right out of the gate: About 750,000 girls in the U.S. get pregnant every year. And although nearly a third of these teen pregnancies result in abortion, weve never shown this choice on 16 and Pregnant up until now. It can be a polarizing topic, and theres quite frankly no way to talk about this and please everyone. Although controversial to some, abortion is one of the three viable options, and its among the safest, most common medical procedures in the U.S., so we thought it was important for us to discuss.

Among the most common medical procedures in the United States. So much for that safe, legal and rare thing, huh? That lie has been completely exposed already and there are over 50 million dead fetuses that attest to that fact.  They dont want it to be rare; they want it to be the default option as No Easy Decision, and the glee-ridden leftist feminist response to it, clearly shows. In fact, they want it to be normal and common. And will outright lie in order to accomplish this. Markai was told by the abortion clinic counselor as she was being prepped for the abortion, do not think of it as ten fingers and ten toes or anything like that or you will get too depressed. Think of it as what it is: a ball of cells. I suppose thats why children are not even allowed in the waiting room of the clinic; dont want any of those pesky balls of cells running around confusing people.

A ball of cells. Also,wait a minute? Why would one ever risk feeling depressed? According to pro-abortionists, its no big whoop and there is nothing sad about it. Its a relief, you see! Dr. Drew himself told the girls that they may be confused and stuff, but no big whoop. In two years most women realize it was the right decision. Theres a time frame and everything! In two years, all will be hunky-dory. That didnt appear to be the case with the girls on the show, particularly Markai. Her confusion, and her pain, were palpable. Her boyfriend, the father of her living child as well, took her out to dinner after the abortion and referred to the unborn baby that was aborted as a thing. Markai became extremely upset and said that thing could have turned out to be her and pointed to their living infant child. I guess the lie about the ball of cells didnt work for her. I dont think it ever will; I ache for Markai.

Much was also made about how terrible it is that sometimes an abortion is made slightly more difficult to obtain. During the panel discussion, Natalia complained about how hard it is to have to beg a judge for permission to make your own decision, due to parental consent laws. She did receive a judicial bypass. The reason? She didnt want to tell her parents and disappoint them. How on earth does that constitute a reason for a judicial bypass of parental consent? How does it supersede parental rights? That judge should be thrown off the bench. Worse, Natalia went without the love and support of her family in a time when she needed it most. Where is the compassion there? Where is the informed choice? Salon jumped right on the parental consent laws, calling them cruel. They also went onto say this:

(In an extended interview available online, Natalia also describes the cruelty of being legally forced to view the pre-procedure ultrasound.)

Cruelty? If actual informed choice, instead of lip service informed choice, is cruel. See, that whole ball of cells lie wont work if a woman sees the actual baby. Of course, to Lynn Harris at Salon and pro-abortionists like her, that is cruel, yet theres nothing cruel about making life expendable nor about disposing of a life before he or she even had a chance at A life. That matters naught to leftists. The only people who think the fear of being grounded by their parents is more important than a life itself are people who remain immature and child-like their entire lives. To wit, leftists. They never grew up, they never stopped rebelling against their parents. And they are attempting to teach the same to each subsequent generation. Dont tell your parents! A super awesome nanny state judge will let you do whatever you want, decency be damned. Its funny how much they dislike mommies and daddies, but they love them some Nannies.

They also love to give lip service without actually doing anything. Exhale set up a site called 16 and Loved. It was set-up to allegedly shield the girls from those wingnutty people who, you know, dont rejoice over abortion. How cuckoo pants! Meanwhile, the whole 16 and loved website is all about praising the girls for outing their abortions. Because, empowerment.

What the girls really need is actual support.  Theyve been lied to and now, on top of that, theyve been used and exploited, even if with their consent, to push an agenda. I dont wish to do them further harm. My heart breaks for them. When they realize what they have done, and they will, the pain of their regret, remorse and guilt will be compounded by the knowledge that they did this all publicly and on display. This is the mentality the girls have been taught. In a way, they are actually victims themselves and now that theyve served their purpose to the left, theyll just be tossed aside.

You see, its pro-life people who dont judge and who provide meaningful support. Its pro-life people who acknowledge the pain and harm abortion also causes to women and who seek ways to embrace them and help them . Pro-abortionists deny their very existence. They deny, always, the trauma that abortion may also cause to the woman. They deny the life-long guilt and pain those women bear. They deny the very fact that a life was sucked from his or her mothers womb, mercilessly. Never once feeling a loving touch. Never once gazing into his mothers eyes. Never once raising a tiny hand to touch his mommys cheek with a love that cannot even truly be expressed.

Thats your legacy, Gloria Steinem, and that of your fellow travelers. A legacy that is a stain on the heart and soul of our country. A legacy that we must not let continue onto yet another generation. You do not empower girls by telling them the life they create can be tossed aside for college. You do not empower girls by telling them a sacrifice is giving up a prom ticket to pay for the aborting of the life they created. You do not empower girls by turning motherhood into a burden to be avoided at all costs; even at the cost of that life itself. You do not empower girls by exploiting them to further your agendas.

Abortion will not, and should not, ever be normal. Because, Motherhood is normal to humans and so is nurturing. Rejoicing in the miracle of giving life yourself and then nurturing that life once given. That is within us; its instinct and female human nature. It is something of which to be proud and it should be honored, not diminished. It is an attribute and a gift, not a punishment.

If Markai, Natalia and Katie realize this one day, I fear that their pain and guilt will be nearly unbearable. Not only were lives lost, but other lives were potentially traumatized forever. Somehow, I dont think MTv, nor 16 and Loved will be there for them then. And thats yet another horrifying aspect of No Easy Decision.

Originally posted at NewsReal. Crossed at RedState

Follow Lori on Twitter and read more of her stuff at Newsreal , Redstate, Big Journalism and Human Events

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