Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Pro- Lifers Upset MTV's 16 and Pregnant 'Abortion Show'

A report from the New York Post says, the latest episode of MTV's 16 and Pregnant has pro-lifers up in arms. The show has been accused of glamorizing teen pregnancy.

The latest episode followed a Florida resident Markai Durham on her journey through her pregnancy. Durham was seen last month on show when she discovered that she was expecting again.

MTV has forbidden Durham from doing any interviews. The episode follows Durham's decision to terminate her pregnancy. The show aired at 11:30 p.m. MTV did not make the show available to the media before it airs.

From the New York Post:

Still, in social media postings, the 19-year-old Florida girl has been preparing fans for the intense drama.

"I get sad from time to time thinking about it but then everything happens for a reason," she wrote. "God gave me 3 paths to take abortion, adoption, or raising this baby along with another.

"I chose this path and I think about how stressing things would have been if I haven't made the one I've made."

Markai, who gave birth to daughter Za'karia in October 2009, has been seeing a therapist to cope with her feelings, and spent the past week answering questions about her decision on Formspring.com, where other "16 and Pregnant" alums connect with their fans.

In a posting Christmas Eve, the teen, who admits that, in the past, she abused drugs and slept with "different men every other night," says she and boyfriend James were using birth control when the second pregnancy occurred.

Jill Stanek a pro-life blogger, argues that MTV has been presenting a one sided message about the issue of teen pregnancy. She argues that the Web site only has links to pro- choice Web sites. She argues that MTV is doing a poor job to promote all aspects of pregnancy.

"This apparently means the pro-life perspective will simply get tackled," Stanek wrote.
Durham has been using social networks to offer her opinion on the issue. This is an excerpt from the New York Post from Durham.

"It was only an embryo, not a baby not a fetus when I was pregnant," she wrote online. "So that's what I believe now and I know one day God will give me that embryo that turns into a baby back to me once we're more better :)"

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/tv/and_pregnant_abort_show_furor_h7lbK2a1qJPADFNGBf0KlN#ixzz19SUaS7eX

1 comment:

  1. this is interesting. I'm always curious about how people can pick and choose which children they will have and which they won't.