This past weekend, The Washington Post ran an editorial by Kate Cohen entitled “On TV, Abortion is the Road Less Traveled. Life’s Not Like That.”
Cohen bemoans the fact that fictional television and movie characters rarely resolve unintended pregnancies by obtaining abortions. Specifically, she cites “Knocked Up,” “Waitress,” “Juno,” “Friends,” “Modern Family,” “Girls,” “Glee,” “Gilmore Girls,” and “The Mindy Project” as examples of television shows and movies where characters carry unintended pregnancies to term. Cohen confidently states that carrying a pregnancy to term is “the choice that most women in that situation don’t make.”
While Cohen is correct in that 61 percent of unintended pregnancies end in abortion worldwide, the figure in the United States, where the shows she mentions are most commonly viewed, is quite different.
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