WaPo Columnist is “So Tired” of Women Not Having Abortions on TV

A stroll through pro-abortion Twitter is enough to make you sick to your stomach, but it’s rare that we see something quite this reprehensible published in the mainstream media. The wheels have been off the bus for some time, but now the bus is careening off a cliff into the Pacific Ocean. We’re not much for trigger warnings at Patriot News Daily, but seriously: If you don’t want to spend the rest of your morning in a bad mood, you might want to stop reading.

Still here? Okay, let’s dive in to Kate Cohen’s contributing column, published last week in the Washington Post. Cohen opens up the column by telling us how disgusted she was when a TV character from Netflix’s “Atypical” decided to go forward with her pregnancy.

“I was hoping that the young, professional woman, upon learning she was pregnant right after her jerky boyfriend left her, might decide to have an abortion. Instead, it turns out, she doesn’t even consider it,” Cohen writes. “I’m so tired of this.”

She continues: “Over and over again in TV shows and movies, female characters discover they are unintentionally pregnant and then make the choice that most women in that situation don’t make. Or worse: They don’t seem to remember that they even have a choice.”

How awful that some TV shows (Cohen is not quite so disingenuous as to suggest it’s all of them) depict a woman choosing to have her child! What will become of our world if women take their cues from these role models instead of popping down to their local Planned Parenthood the moment the inconvenient consequences of their one-night stand show up on a Clearblue stick?

After running through a tragic list of TV shows and movies in which women choose to have their babies, Cohen let’s us know that “there’s nothing inherently wrong with any of these stories.”


“Nearly 1 in 4 American women has an abortion at some point during her reproductive years. It’s at least health care, but it’s not only health care. The ability to put a stop to an unwanted pregnancy is part of a kit of tools women have that allow us to determine the course of our own lives. It’s freedom care,” she writes.

We’ve been trying to push back on the concept of abortion-as-healthcare for some time, but it’s apparently already evolved. It’s not just healthcare, it’s a beautiful, angelic aspect of female liberation. Who would choose anything else??

Cohen concludes by reciting a recent scene from one of her favorite shows, in which a girl’s decision to abort is treated as an afterthought hardly more important than getting a flu shot.

“We need much more of this,” she insists, “and much less being told that what women do when faced with an unintended pregnancy is shrug and go through with it. More often than not, they don’t. And they shouldn’t have to.”

Honestly, we appreciate this column. It’s too easy to become numb to the evil ways of the left, inundated with it as we are on a daily basis. It’s good to realize once in a while that we can still be shocked at their utter depravity.

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