ABC’s show, “Scandal” has generated a lot of discussion after having its main character recently obtain an abortion on television.
The pro-life movement is rightfully outraged.
The producers of this deplorable television show thought it would be a bright idea to play the song “Silent Night” in the background. Oh, and while that’s going on, they depict a baby being dismembered in the womb.
Except, they wouldn’t actually show you the dead baby, of course. They can’t be honest with you or themselves to be so “daring.”
Sadly, however, they are not the first show to depict an abortion on television.
HOUSE, M.D. DEPICTED ABORTION ON TELEVISION EIGHT YEARS AGO
The curmudgeon, Dr. Gregory House of House, M.D. once talked one of his patients into an abortion in this wildly popular show.
In 2007 this was the 12th episode in the show’s third season. It was titled, “One Day, One Room.”
The patient this time was a religious, young woman named Eve. She has contracted a sexually transmitted disease after being raped. After House reluctantly agrees to treat her, he learns she is pregnant.
When he goes to inform her she has a new human life inside her, he wastes no time in trying to convince her to kill the baby.
Here is an exchange the doctor and his patient have in the episode:
HOUSE: Do you understand? Are you okay? I mean, I know you’re not okay, but are you more or less not okay than you were five minutes ago?
EVE: About the same.
HOUSE: Good. The termination procedure isn’t pleasant.
EVE: I don’t want to terminate.
HOUSE: You want to keep the baby?
EVE: Abortion is murder.
HOUSE: True. It’s a life, and… You should end it.
EVE: Every life is sacred.
HOUSE: Come on. Talk to me. Don’t quote me bumper stickers.
EVE: It’s true.
HOUSE: It’s meaningless.
EVE: It means every life matters to God.
HOUSE: Not to me, not to you. Judging by the number of natural disasters, not to God either.
EVE: You’re just being argumentative.
HOUSE: Yeah! I do do that. What about Hitler? Was his life sacred to God? Father of your child, is his life sacred to you?
EVE: My child isn’t Hitler.
HOUSE: Either every life is sacred, or it—
EVE: Stop it! I don’t wanna chat about philosophy.
HOUSE: You’re not killing your rape baby because of a philosophy.
EVE: It’s murder. I’m against it. You for it?
HOUSE: Not as a general rule.
EVE: Just for unborn children?
HOUSE: Yes. The problem with exceptions to rules is the line-drawing. It might make sense for us to kill the ass that did this to you. I mean, where do we draw the line? Which asses do we get to kill, and which asses get to keep on being asses? The nice thing about the abortion debate is that we can quibble over trimesters, but ultimately, there’s a nice, clean line: birth. Morally there isn’t a lot of difference. Practically huge.
EVE: You’re enjoying this conversation.
HOUSE: This is the type of conversation I do well.
EVE: But the other type … the personal stuff?
HOUSE: (shrugs) There are no answers. If there are no answers, why talk about it? You’re healthy. You shouldn’t be here.
EVE: I don’t want to go.
HOUSE: Fine. I won’t discharge you.
IN THE END
In the end, the producers of the show saw to it that the religious patient’s moral convictions didn’t hold up. They show her having her child getting murdered toward the end of the episode.
Lying on a table with her legs open, a doctor (not House) is shown doing the abortion. The camera shot is from across the room, behind the doctor’s back.
It is a short scene, not long enough to let you hear the suction machine being turned on. And certainly not long enough for you to see the baby’s body being torn to pieces as it passes through the suction hose.
Nope. It’s just long enough to depict the murder of a human being in the name of “choice,” and “freedom.”
This episode is what caused me to stop watching “House, M.D.”
This came eight years before “Scandal’s” scandalous depiction of child murder when it aired abortion on television recently.
Do you remember back to that episode of “House, M.D.” in 2007?
What thoughts do you have about the portrayal of abortion on television?
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