Wednesday, December 29, 2010

No Easy Decision

On December 28th 2010 at 11:30pm the season premiere of MTV's "No Easy Decision" aired.

I felt it started out well intentioned as the couple found out they were pregnant for a second time and worried about what to do and recognized the 3 possible options (Keep the child, adoption, or abortion) and said they wanted to do what was best for their baby. After the "procedure" there was an argument between the couple after the "father" called their recently deceased child "nothing but a bunch of cells" and the "mother" got extremely upset basically saying that is was a baby and "that bunch of cells could turn into this" (as she points at her 1 year old daughter). She seemed heart broken at her decision, but MTV always has to put their editing skills to work to make it look as though everything is fine the next day. They bring 2 other "mothers" onto the show as they all meet and discuss with a doctor about their "heroic" choice for their "family". It was extremely upsetting how these women justified their abortion, one woman even said "I am proud of it" and could not understand why abortion is not a more acceptable choice in our society. The show is very upsetting and I found it sad to watch a teenage couple go through the pain of abortion. If you choose to watch this show, be mindful that MTV has no problem editing their footage to put out any skewed view/agenda they want or have in mind.

On a more positive note, I found it very encouraging to know that most of the viewers that wrote on the MTV community site were very displeased with what they saw and some even spoke out about their own pain from abortion or family members. I have yet to read a comment saying "I am also proud of my abortion" which I am happy to report.

Here is the link to the Fir st Episode:

Below is a link to the MTV blog if you have any comments or want to read others opinions and thoughts:

I would like to conclude by stating that the view of "killing your child and justifying it as doing what is best for them" is false and should not be recognized as a reason for abortion. The only time that it is not a sin for your baby to die before birth that is recognized by the Catholic Church is: due to miscarriage, during birth, or the life of the mother is at risk. Adoption is always an option and their are millions of people on lists that want a child that cannot physically get pregnant.

Taken from the Catechism of the Catholic Church

2270 Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception. From the first moment of his existence, a human being must be recognized as having the rights of a person - among which is the inviolable right of every innocent being to life.72

"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you."73

Please continue to pray for all women that have had abortions and are considering it. Jesus guide them in Your Truth.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am pretty sure the issue of aborting a child even when the mother's life is at risk is still morally debatable and there are circumstances where the baby's life is more important (morally)than the mothers. There have been Catholic cases where the mother was at fault for choosing to abort the baby even when she was at risk for dying. I think there are details one needs to read upon this. Sad that the general population can not find this information easily. I had to endure a serious situation years back where my water broke and the doctors wanted me to deliver. The baby was only 23 weeks so lungs not fully developed. Some said to leave the baby in there despite serious risk of infection, others said to give birth anyway. I opted for the latter and to this day don't know if my choice was right. I could find no Catholic priest or person to assist in the decision. When I delivered my baby girl, she died a minute before coming out. I also was told I already had infection from the water breaking and that was why I was probably in so much pain at the time despite medications.