Fox News Airs Abortion Documentary Saturday, Will Show an Abortion

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 23, 2007   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt Editor
October 23,

New York, NY ( — The Fox News Channel is set to focus on the abortion choices of three women this weekend in a new documentary covering the sensitive issue. "Facing Reality, Choice" is set to air on Saturday evening and the show will focus on three pregnant women and their abortion choices, but it may not present the full facts of abortion.

"The show explores the abortion issue through the eyes of three women confronting what is undoubtedly the hardest decision they’ve ever made," Fox News says in a preview about the program.

It will feature Kayla, a 20-year-old pregnant student deciding whether to have an abortion; Jeanne, a 30-year-old mother of five who is struggling with drug addiction; and 26-year-old Brooke who has tried desperately to conceive.

Fox News also says the program "also shows an abortion procedure."

The news channel interviewed Dr. William Harrison, who gave an indication of the kind of morally mixed program viewers can probably expect.

"It is a moral crisis for them … this is not a black and white issue," he said. "It’s not something that you can say, you know, ‘This is good and this is bad.’ It’s a mix … The woman who’s making that decision is the only person that can make that moral choice for herself."

According to the news station, Jeanne is weighing giving up her sixth baby for an adoption since she was adopted herself.
"I mean all that’s still playing in my mind, but in the back of my mind it’s like, you know what, why go through with this all over again, you know just kinda … just do it and get it done," Jeanne said.

Brooke apparently considers an abortion when doctors find her unborn child has a rare gene deformity and Kayla, a cosmetology student with a religious background, says she thought it was a blessing when she found out she was pregnant.

"I was excited," she said. "You know, my roommate was pregnant, so I was excited that we were going to be able to go through it together."

"Facing Reality, Choice," hosted by E.D. Hill and produced by Rachel Feldman, airs at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27 on the FOX News Channel.