This really bothers me. Why would someone turn the evil of abortion into an online reality show?
That pro-life Catholics are among those responsible for this Internet spectacle makes it all the more inexplicable. I understand what they are trying to accomplish, but I disagree with the way they have chosen to go about it. I mean, really, to set the thing up so that the audience gives a “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” to (fictionally) pregnant young women, deciding whether they will ostensibly have an abortion or not? Please.
I know. Some of you, perhaps many of you, will disagree with me, maybe vehemently. Maybe you’ll dismiss me as a curmudgeon. But I don’t think I am. I am completely enthusiastic about and dedicated to doing whatever can be legally and morally done to abolish the horror of legalized abortion. But this? “Bump” turns abortion into just another Xbox game.
Show Lets Viewers Decide If ‘Reality Stars’ Get Abortions“The ‘Bump’ was conceived after President Obama’s commencement address at Note Dame University last year where he said he wanted “to find ways to communicate about a workable solution to the problem of unintended pregnancies,” executive producer Dominic Iocco told The Washington Post. . . . (continue reading)See also: BumptheShow.com
(As an aside: Way to go, Father Jenkins!)