Why do most television shows and movies pretend like abortion is not even an option??

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#1
I have been noticing this for a while. Every time some girl is impregnated, everyone acts like there is no way other than to raise the baby. Why so??
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#2
Because the TV show producers would like to continue getting money/ratings for their show.
#4
Because abortion is a very controversial subject and the station would be subjected to a barrage of hate mail if they ever were to air a show where they just get an abortion.
#5
Nobody would want to advertise on that station because then their sales would drop. If you lose people that are advertising on your station, then you lose money. Money=The reason for everything.
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#6
Some shows have. Roseanne, Mad Men and Scrubs came to mind.

I can't think of a show where the woman actually had an abortion at the moment.

Bu yeah, they could lose a good amount of viewers with that subject.
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Because easy and cheap solutions don't bring enough drama with them.


Best answer.
#10
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Because easy and cheap solutions don't bring enough drama with them.

throw the words "logical solution" in the mix and then i say......

this.
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#11
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Because easy and cheap solutions don't bring enough drama with them.

This. Someone getting pregnant, and getting an abortion doesn't exactly make for a good story line. And episode or two maybe, but there's not really a lot you can do with that.
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Because the truth is that all abortions are preformed by this guy



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#13
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This. Someone getting pregnant, and getting an abortion doesn't exactly make for a good story line. And episode or two maybe, but there's not really a lot you can do with that.


sure you can

sucking it out.... then bam baby flesh eating aliens come out of her va jay.
classic story.
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#14
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Because the truth is that all abortions are preformed by this guy



That would be an awesome show.
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#15
abort abort!
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#16
Thank God I live in a country where abortion is widely accepted (except in our version of the Bible Belt).


Inintended pun is funny anyway.
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#17
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Because the truth is that all abortions are preformed by this guy



I thought they used these...



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#18
Rachael: I'm pregnant... and im ready for the consequences.

Ross: That baby mine bitch? Were getting an abortion, you know that right?

Season 1 Episode 1. I think the show would have been easier to watch.
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#19
1. Less drama. They can't drag an abortion out for more than one or two episodes.
2. Right wingers.
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#21
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#22
They don't want to offend their audience I suppose. I had never really given it much though before, characters on Eastenders have had abortions, haven't they?
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Because abortion is a very controversial subject and the station would be subjected to a barrage of hate mail if they ever were to air a show where they just get an abortion.

This...


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#28
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They don't want to offend their audience I suppose. I had never really given it much though before, characters on Eastenders have had abortions, haven't they?


I don't know about Eastenders but I think David Platt on Coronation Street is a failed abortion. That kind of explains his behaviour
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#31
Because the baby could be a potential viewer in the future, and they want to keep high ratings.
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#33
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Because TV shows can't do gore.


What about Dexter? A serial killer can be good but abortion is bad?
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What about Dexter? A serial killer can be good but abortion is bad?


As far as the audience is concerned, Dexter does the "right" thing. People love vigilantes.

Also, dead babies aren't as fun as what Dexter does.
#37
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Pretty sure I've seen the abortion storyline on a few soaps and dramas.


See a fuck-load of miscarriages, but not many abortions.
#38
I don't know..
In most TV shows, people only get pregnant from being careless/cheating, so I guess the execs don't want to glorify abortion as another way of birth control. Very few of the situations involve a mother that could easily die during birth, or rape, and such that would make abortion "justified."
#39
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Some shows have. Roseanne, Mad Men and Scrubs came to mind.

I can't think of a show where the woman actually had an abortion at the moment.

Bu yeah, they could lose a good amount of viewers with that subject.



Wasn't it briefly mentioned that Jordan (on scrubs) had an abortion earlier in her fictional life? Maybe it wasn't a bortion, I dont remember it well.
#40
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They don't want to offend their audience I suppose. I had never really given it much though before, characters on Eastenders have had abortions, haven't they?


emmerdale did as far as i remember


and with regards to dexter being more accepted than abortion. He's cast as a vigilante struggling with his identity, people eat that up..plus the advent of the crime drama will make shows like that popular especially ones with the great twist that is Dexter
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