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The Teenage Horror of 'Parenthood'

rmccarthy Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 1:01 AM
Living the Beatitudes is much preferred to having it all, being stupid and desperately compromising God's wisdom in order to keep it. Oh well, learn the easy way or the hard way but prove God correct in either case.
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...