While Netflix is running a film about sexualized pre-teens and offering nothing more than weak apologies in response to demands that the movie be removed from the streaming platform, HBO is gearing up to run a “buddy comedy” series about a teenager seeking an abortion across state lines.
This is what has happened to the culture while Christians have been asleep in the pews. It’s an ugly world to wake up to, isn’t it?
“Unpregnant,” which will be available on HBO on September 10th, is adapted from a novel of the same name by Ted Caplan and Jenni Hendriks. The film stars Haley Lu Richardson as 17-year-old Veronica, a high school senior who is on her way to an Ivy League school when she becomes pregnant.
She then recruits her ex-best friend, Bailey, played by Barbie Ferreira, to drive her cross-country to New Mexico, as in their home state of Missouri, the underage Veronica is unable to obtain an abortion without her parents’ consent.
To any sensible person, this sounds like an incredibly reckless, dangerous, and traumatic experience, any parent’s worst nightmare for their teen daughter.
To the Cut’s Sangeeta Singh-Kurtz, however, it sounds super fun, because, well, most movies depicting abortion are just such bummers. As Singh-Kurtz emotes in her glowing piece, “Hooray! An Abortion Buddy Comedy,” (yes, that’s literally what she titled it):
In an interminably looooong list of bummer abortion movies — with some great exceptions like Obvious Child, Saint Frances, and Grandma — it’s still not all that often that a terminated pregnancy is anything other than the dark center of an upsetting story line. So, when a movie that depicts abortion as not only essential but ordinary — perhaps even comedic — I breathe a sigh of relief.
Phew! Not being confronted with the horrific realities of abortion is just so much easier, isn’t it?
I wonder if it has ever occurred to her that movies that abortion is typically depicted as dark and upsetting because it is dark and upsetting, and even the pro-abortion, progressives in Hollywood who despite their lack of morals, still know that a compelling story must be honest about the human condition.
Abortion is not fun, it’s not happy, it’s not funny, and it is absolutely not ordinary or necessary.
It’s murder, plain and simple. And it’s borderline criminal to glorify underage girls driving alone, across the country, to obtain an abortion.
The less we push back against a culture that is sending this kind of message to our young girls, the more we can expect to see godlessness in the media.
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Absolutely nothing about this film sounds fun or comedic. It is glorifying a situation