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The Teenage Horror of 'Parenthood'

Hitchhiker Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 8:50 PM
I have never in my fifty one years ever had a discussion with my television machine. On the rare occasions when I do directly address it, it is on the receiving end of epithets and no response is expected. I did not realize that so many people have discussions with it and that it actually leads these discussions. I have met some of these people from time to time but, never have any discussions with them. I find they are completely unable to discuss anything after apparently being taught by their television machines. I just thought they were on drugs or retarded or something.
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...