As Planned Parenthood and its sycophants celebrate yet another attempt to use the entertainment media as a tool of indoctrination, viewers across America are outraged at the spectacle of an abortion performed to the hymn Silent Night.
In its winter finale Thursday, the show Scandal depicted one character fighting a bill to defund Planned Parenthood while lead character Olivia Pope had an abortion.
“Last night’s episode of ABC’s Scandal was pretty much an hour-long advertisement for Planned Parenthood,” said a statement from the Media Research Center, released Friday after the show aired. “In the most disturbing scene, the main character has an abortion to Silent Night (a hymn celebrating the birth of Jesus) playing in the background… This is Hollywood’s moral depravity on full display.”
“ABC’s Scandal just crossed a sickening line in the episode Baby It’s Cold Outside. The entire hour was an advertisement for Planned Parenthood, but the absolute worst scene was a montage set to the Christmas hymn Silent Night, a song that celebrates the birth of Christ, while main character Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) has an abortion,” wrote Alexa Moutevelis Coombs. “It is a truly vile scene, stomach-churning scene.”
The show further trashes the concept of family at the most family time of the year.
“Family is a burden … a pressure point, soft tissue, an illness, an antidote to greatness,” Olivia’s father, Eli, says in the show. “You think you’re better off with people who rely on you, depend on you, but you’re wrong, because you will inevitably end up needing them, which makes you weak, pliable. Family doesn’t complete you. It destroys you.”
Planned Parenthood, of course, praised the episode.
“We applaud (show creator) Shonda Rhimes tonight — and every Thursday night – for proving that when women are telling our stories, the world will pause and watch. We just hope those in Congress — and throughout the nation — who are steadfast on rolling the clock back on reproductive health care access are taking note,” its statement said.
“Hollywood takes advantage of our entertainment-minded non-judgmentalism and attempts to extend it to our general moral calculus,” conservative columnist Ben Shapiro wrote on Breitbart. “It’s gross, and it is a violation of the unspoken compact between entertainers and their audiences. Decent people ought to tune out of Shonda Rhimes’ leftist tripe.”