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In Amanda Marcotte’s blog post for RH Reality Check, she weighs the merits of No Easy Decision, MTV’s take on the difficult choice of abortion, against pro-life/anti-choice activists’ objections over its pro-life slant. The special, which aired Dec. 28, is a spin-off of the MTV show 16 and Pregnant. Dr. Drew Pinsky moderates the episode’s documenting of one young couple’s process of deciding to have abortion.

Do you agree with Marcotte’s view? Form your own opinion by watching the full episode here: ‘No Easy Decision’ Special

Markai Durham
(Via Salon.com)

More links:

NYT Op-Ed: The Unborn Paradox

Washington Post Op-Ed: MTV’s ’16 and Pregnant’ exploits teen moms but addresses abortion with dignity

’16 and Pregnant’ tackles Markai Durham abortion discussion on ‘No Easy Decision’ episode on MTV

‘No Easy Decision’ review: Abortion was the focus of MTV’s ’16 and Pregnant’ special

Amanda Marcotte writes for and manages the blog Pandagon, and is currently writing a book about feminism due out in Spring ’08. She’s the author of the book It’s a Jungle Out There: The Feminist Survival Guide to Politically Inhospitable Environments.

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