Facing Reality: Exploring Abortion...

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Facing Reality: Exploring Abortion...
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Fri, 10-26-2007 - 9:40am

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,304274,00.html

Kayla is pregnant, and she is facing a heart-wrenching choice that thousands of other women will make this year.

The 20-year-old student is deciding whether to have an abortion.

Her story is part of "Facing Reality, Choice," a FOX News documentary that will air Saturday, Oct. 27, at 9 p.m. ET on FOX News Channel. The show explores the abortion issue through the eyes of three women confronting what is undoubtedly the hardest decision they've ever made.

"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." ~Albert Einstein
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Sat, 10-27-2007 - 8:57am
I don't own a tv, so I won't be seeing this, but I've read a couple of blog-type reviews saying this show was pretty well put together, and a little surprising. If anyone does catch it, I'd love to hear what you think!
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Sat, 10-27-2007 - 12:06pm

I thought it might might make good fodder for debate on here:) I'm sure it'll be available online after it airs.

"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." ~Albert Einstein
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Sat, 10-27-2007 - 5:15pm
I'm planning on watching it tonight.

Ella Grayce

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Sat, 10-27-2007 - 5:15pm
YOU DON'T OWN A TV??!?! Are you American? lol

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Sat, 10-27-2007 - 8:18pm

Actually, the reviews I've read said that the show did a great job of not being slanted - and some of those sources were a little unkind about how rare that is from Faux News. (written with a grimace at that trite slur). I really look forward to hearing about it, and maybe trying to find it online after it's aired.

Yeah... no tv ... and I am 5th to 9th generation American! We didn't have one in the home until I was 7 years old, and by then I was a reader. I watched some of Sesame Street and that kind of thing at other people's houses but I just don't share a lot of that Disney culture that most people have. After college, when I lived in houses (renting) with people that had tvs I realized that I have no "immunity" to it - I can't study well or carry a conversation with it on in the background, and it was easy to waste 2 or 3 hours just watching programming I didn't care about! When I finally lived on my own during my first year of med school, I couldn't afford to have one (my grades would have suffered) and when my husband and I got married and moved in together we decided not to bring one into our home.

We do Netflix movies a few times a month, though - we watch them on the computer (he's in software analysis so "requires" a big screen). So I get some screen time but I'm usually a few years behind on what's hot.

I get my news with news aggregators online like googlenews, and I never have steadily watched any sitcom or regular tv show. My husband doesn't follow sports particularly. He, actually, is a German citizen (LOL on American TV culture). We're hoping to be able to continue to not have tv in the house after our first baby joins us in January, as s/he grows.

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Sat, 10-27-2007 - 10:15pm

I just finished watching it and thought I'd summerize...If anyone else watched it feel free to add anything or comment


It was not political or like anything I was expecting.

Ella Grayce

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Tue, 10-30-2007 - 2:58pm

I watched it twice. The only one that upset me was the couple who chose to carry the baby with the disorder that was a still birth. I just couldn't understand why they would put themselves thru that.

~Sam

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Wed, 10-31-2007 - 10:26pm
Most likely getting a chance to say good bye to their baby gave them the closure they needed. And their consciences were clear knowing they hadn't done anything to cause the baby's death.
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Thu, 11-01-2007 - 7:43pm
I can see both sides, and can honestly say I am not sure which path I would take at that point. "Pre-delivery" I tend to think that I would see it as more of a medical procedure. In addition, already having children I think it would be even harder to explain to them that a baby brother or sister was just going to die once born. Either way, I wouldn't see it as consciously killing or contributing to the killing of the fetus. That die had already been cast. I don't know if would want to put myself or my family through the extended trauma of carrying to term. It would be a heart wrenching decision either way. I suppose that if my future fertility depended on one option or the other, and if I wanted to have more children, fertility would be the deciding factor. Outside of that, I would make the best choice for my family, and that could well mean terminating the pregnancy that I knew would only result in a non-viable baby. It is much the same as a person who finds that their fetus will be stillborn. The outcome will be the same whether the pregnancy ends immediately or continues to 40 weeks. At that point the decision it what is best for the surviving member of the family.
"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." ~Albert Einstein