The entertainment media is pushing its abortion activism to new levels this year. It’s latest move: Paring superheros and abortion.
“Jessica Jones,” the new Netflix show from Marvel Comics, is no kid-friendly program. The dark plot follows the female superhero and her friends through the horrors of sexual assault and, in a recent episode, abortion.
The Daily Beast, which praised the show for promoting abortion, summarized the recent abortion-centered episode:
Jessica (Krysten Ritter) is a superhero who gave up her cape to be a private investigator after a period of being mind-controlled and repeatedly raped by a villainous Brit named Kilgrave (David Tennant). At the start of the series, Jessica rescues another of Kilgrave’s victims, Hope (Erin Moriarty), who then goes to jail for the murder of her parents, which she committed while still under Kilgrave’s control. It’s there that Hope realizes that she is pregnant, and decides she wants an abortion—a first in Marvel history.
“I can feel it growing like a tumor,” she tells Jessica, who suggests notifying the on-call doctor.
… She clarifies that she does want to have a child in the future, just not like this.
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“Every second it’s there, I get raped again and again,” she says.
Jessica helps Hope get an abortion by smuggling an abortion drug into the prison. Before giving Hope the drug, she warns that “there’s no do-overs,” but Hope swallows it without hesitation.
It’s a plot that the liberal news outlet claimed was an “honest” depiction of victims of rape who become pregnant. The narrative fits the liberal pro-abortion agenda, but it is more fiction than fact.
Most women who become pregnant through sexual assault don’t want abortion, and say abortion only compounds their trauma, according to the Elliot Institute.
LifeNews previously reported on several studies that found 73-85 percent of women pregnant by sexual assault chose life for their babies. Many women who become pregnant through sexual assault believe abortion would be a further act of violence perpetrated against their bodies and their children. Further, many believe that their children’s lives may have some intrinsic meaning or purpose which they do not yet understand. The woman may also sense, at least at a subconscious level, that if she can get through the pregnancy she will have conquered the rape. By giving birth, she can reclaim some of her lost self-esteem.
Victims of sexual assault must be treated with the utmost compassion and support, but through shows like “Jessica Jones,” the liberal media often pushes abortion in cases of sexual assault, ignoring that abortion harms, rather than helps women. And they also ignore the fact that in some cases, there is a second victim who deserves that same compassion and support, the unborn child.