MTV’s Teen Abortion Sales Pitch: It’s Just “A Ball of Cells”- this is the counseling teens&women get??!!
Posted Jan 01 2011 11:48pm
I didn't watch the MTV show 16 and Pregnant and the latest segment, No Easy Decision, exploiting teen girls into having abortions, but it sounds like a typical pro-abortion agenda was commercialized at the expense of the teens naivety and vulnerability.
This segment, of "No Easy Decision", describes what one teen was told as she faced a difficult decision about having an abortion.....from BigJournalism.com
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 that’s why children are not even allowed in the waiting room of the clinic; don’t 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, it’s no big whoop and there is nothing sad about it. It’s 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.
Anyone who continues to justify the killing of their unborn child as normal and refers to a child conceived in the womb as a 'ball of cells' or a 'thing' either has no compassion for human life or is not being lead to make an informed choice about a decision that will affect their lives forever. Unlike having the baby and making sacrifices to provide the best life possible for that child by raising the child or putting the child up for adoption, these teens are told abortion is a normal, legal and safe medical procedure and are lead to believe that seeing a pre-abortion ultrasound is cruel and some type of punishment.
Teens are being taught that they are entitled to education to health care and now they believe they are entitled to have a right/choice to abort their babies. Instead of empowering young women by providing them with the courage and counseling to become a young mother; they are told the baby is just a 'ball of cells', not to feel guilty and that their life won't be ruined by giving birth to a child. Sounds pretty selfish to me...especially when one teen admitted she was choosing to abort her child because she didn't want to disappoint her parents, with a grandchild? [Kinda reminds me of President Obama saying he supports a woman's right to choose because he wouldn't want his daughters to be 'punished' with a baby if they make a mistake .I guess he felt his mom was punished when she had him out of wed-lock?]One other selfless[selfish] teen considered it a sacrifice to pay for the abortion rather than attend her senior prom. Instead, she chose to end a life,seeing her sacrificial abortion as more valuable than her senior prom, seems a little twisted to me.
The 'feminists' who say they are pro-woman and pro-choice think it is empowering to have a choice to abort a baby rather than empowering to accept and embrace your choice and child
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 Mtv’s 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, it’s never actually about women nor children to them; it’s always about an agenda and an ideology that treats motherhood as a yoke around a woman’s 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 one’s 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 baby’s life.
Maybe if these teens made more informed and responsible choices about their bodies and the risks of having unprotected sex they might not end up in these situations. Maybe if they learned to value themselves more rather than succumb to premarital sex they wouldn't end up in these situations or perhaps if they had the common sense to know that a baby in the womb is not just a 'ball of cells' but another life they would not choose abortion and would choose to raise the child or put the child up for adoption. For the teens who think pregnancy is icky, & would rather have an abortion that is another example of how selfish the choice to abort is and another reason they need to act responsibly and think how icky[&irresponsible] it is for them to have unprotected&pre-marital sex.
If they do choose to act irresponsibly and carelessly they need to be willing to live with the consequences and act responsibly. Abortion should not be used as a form of birth control to those who selfishly act irresponsible. What is it teaching teens by condoning abortions as normal and the right choice to make when they have acted irresponsibly? People need to learn from their irresponsible actions and live up to their responsibilities in order to grow up.
If we are to raise a nation of contributors to society,rather than selfish, entitlement mentality adults, we need to stop giving teens an out by making abortion acceptable and normal. Parents should be taught to embrace their children, even when they make 'mistakes' and irresponsible choices, but to be there for them through the hard times and to help make the responsible choices easier. If more teens and families were raised to believe they are making the right choice by embracing life and valuing their new responsibilities than perhaps their would be more children born into loving homes or adopted rather than abused or aborted?
Society needs to move away from accepting immorality&irresponsibility as normal, murder of a baby in the womb is murder and their is no justification to it by saying it is normal and legal because he/she says it's a 'ball of cells' and not to think about the baby inside of you as a human being with fingers and toes. We need to stop teaching irresponsibility by making it normal and acceptable to abort our 'mistakes' and stop making it a right and an entitlement to choose abortion, when what should be normal is allowing the life inside them to grow and have the same right to life they had when they were once a 'ball of cells' in the womb.