The entertainment industry has begun to exhibit an increasingly pro-abortion agenda. A Feb. 8 USA Today article examined the latest example of a member of the entertainment industry promoting abortion. In season 9 of the comic book series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” the main character, Buffy, decides to have an abortion.
The USA Today piece examined the circumstances behind Buffy’s decision with startling frankness: “Season 9 finds the character in her early 20s with no idea of what she’s doing with her life and in free-fall while everyone around her seeks to me maturing… …Buffy learns she is pregnant – with the unknown father possibly one of the guests at a wild party at her place – and in the new Issue 6, she confides in the heroic anti-vamp Spike of her decision to have an abortion.”
“Possibly one of the guests” is the father? In other words, for Buffy, abortion is a convenient way of cleaning up a mess, created by a lack of self-control.
The article noted that Joss Whedon, the executive producer of the comic, “concedes that there’s a bit of a political jab in the Buffy story line.” Whedon huffed: “It offends me that people who purport to be discussing a decision that is as crucial and painful as any a young woman has to make won’t even say something that they think is going to make people angry.”
But pro-life advocates see abortion as child-killing. Of course child-murder is going to anger those who believe that an unborn child is human.
However, Whedon tried to claim some measure of neutrality, noting that they made sure that Buffy thought about keeping her child before killing him or her. The article quotes Whedon: “It’s not that women should be on one side or the other,” he says, “but that people have to make this decision and talk about it.”
But by publishing a comic where a woman gets an abortion, the creator of the comic has effectively taken the side of abortion. If abortion is the taking of an innocent human life, then abortion should be banned. If it is not the taking of an innocent life, then abortion is perfectly acceptable.
In another interview with Entertainment Weekly, Whedon admitted that his desire in publishing the abortion story was to strike a blow for “women’s rights,” declaring: “I don’t think Buffy should have a baby. I don’t think Buffy can take care of a baby. I agree with Buffy. It’s a very difficult decision for her, but she made a decision that so many people make and it’s such a hot button issue with Planned Parenthood under constant threat and attack right now. A woman’s right to choose is under attack as much as it’s ever been, and that’s a terrible and dangerous thing for this country. I don’t usually get soap box-y with this, but the thing about Buffy is all she’s going through is what women go through, and what nobody making a speech, holding up a placard, or making a movie is willing to say.”
Buffy’s abortion decision is merely the latest in a recent spate of pro-abortion propaganda in the entertainment industry.
Grey’s Anatomy, which is produced by a Shonda Rhimes, board
member of the Los Angeles Planned Parenthood, inserted a pro-abortion
message into a September 2011 episode, by positively
depicting one of the doctors killing her baby. Private Practice, also
produced by Rhimes, was
even more overt in supporting abortion in a May 2011 episode, featuring a
“pro-life” doctor who admitted to an abortion doctor who had just performed a
partial-birth abortion that “you helped that woman.” Friday Night Lights also
featured a pro-abortion
message in a July 2010 episode, with the moral counselor of the show counseling
a young woman to "think
about her life, think about what's important to her and what she wants."
Comic book writers have actively supporting liberal causes such as the Occupy movement through their writings. It is hardly surprising that a comic writer would attempt to peddle abortion in his works as well – as his counterparts in television have done.