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The Teenage Horror of 'Parenthood'

Bea Casey Wrote: Jan 26, 2013 12:53 PM
You, like so many others judge those who defend life, saying we don't care about life after it is born. How do you presume to know? You don't know me and probably don't really know other pro-lifers. Personally, my husband and I cared for and raised our children and now that they are grown and I am retired from teaching, I volunteer to help abused and neglected children. I see children overcome very difficult circumstances but not once have I thought they woud be better off to have never been born.
The NBC series "Parenthood"' has drawn raves from TV critics this season for a storyline about a 40-something mother fighting cancer. Then on Jan. 1, NBC asked viewers to tune in the following Tuesday for an "unforgettable" new episode. A teenager would get an abortion at Planned Parenthood. Such is NBC's definition of "parenthood."

Drew, one of show's leading teenager characters, has an ex-girlfriend named Amy who comes back to tell him "I'm pregnant." The high school seniors go to the Planned Parenthood clinic, and the scene plays like a political commercial.

The counselor says, "If you decide to...