Bump: Abortion as Entertainment

It’s official — moonbat civilization has reached rock bottom. Abortion is now the subject of a tacky pseudoreality show that launches online today at BumptheShow.com. The fictional docudrama features characters of varying degrees of vileness toying with the idea of abortion. The audience votes on whether the baby should live.

Think Jerry Springer meets Oprah meets “American Idol” meets Dr. Oz meets … America’s conscience. … The idea for the “show,” which launches Monday, was inspired, of all things, by Barack Obama’s commencement address at Notre Dame University last year. When the president said he wanted “to find ways to communicate about a workable solution to the problem of unintended pregnancies,” executive producer Dominic Iocco conceived “Bump.”

You know, so no one gets “punished with a baby.”

Like most entertainment these days, Bump is contrived to the point of grotesquerie:

Each of the three women ostensibly selected from a “pool” of 300 is pregnant under varying circumstances with which viewers are expected to relate. To be clear, no one is really pregnant. The actors are all young and white, despite the fact that blacks have abortions at five times the rate of whites. The doctor, however, is African American — a man who combines the reassuring manner of Marcus Welby with the ethereal wisdom of Bagger Vance.

Katie, who is married, is the most appealing by virtue of what seems to be a genuine moral conflict. “Once I make it, I can’t go back,” she says. Her dilemma is further complicated by the fact that her pregnancy is more recent than her husband’s departure for Iraq.

Denise is a ditzy child-woman who loves red candies and picks all the red Starbursts from the bowl at the doctor’s office. Already the mother of two, she is also a victim of domestic violence. A “whatever” kind of gal, she’s mostly interested in the financial help promised by the show.

Finally, the loathsome Hailey and her icky boyfriend, Jason, just want to get on the reality show. They’re the party crashers at the abortion clinic.

Maybe the idea is to encourage a greater acceptance of abortion, by leaving viewers with the unasked question, do you really want people like this reproducing?

On a tip from Mega. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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