The left is determined to try to normalize abortion as much as possible in today’s world. The most recent episode of the CW’s Burden of Truth got downright flippant with its dialogue between female characters discussing abortion.
In “Ducks on the Pond,” the episode which aired September 12, lead character Joanna Hansley (Kristin Kreuk) goes to confront a local woman who slugged her in a bar. An attorney, Joanna is in her hometown, Millwood, working on a case against the local steel mill. The woman isn’t home so Joanna speaks with her sister, Erin (Sarain Boylan), a realtor.
Erin tells Joanna that her sister probably hit her in the bar that night because of her connection with her father. Erin, it turns out, knew Joanna’s father, a prominent attorney in Millwood, before the Hansleys moved out of town. Erin was a young woman tending bar at the local golf club who Mr. Hansley had an affair with back in the day. (Joanna has been slowly learning of her father’s sordid past, including extra-marital affairs.)
“I was just a kid, too,” Erin says to justify herself as she tells Joanna about having an abortion when she became pregnant. “It’s just one of those things.” Wow. How casual can you get about the taking of a life?
Erin: She only hit you because of me. She doesn't like it when people hurt me, I guess.
Joanna: But, I didn't... hurt you. I don't even know you.
Erin: Not you. I used to work at the Golf Club.
Joanna: Oh God.
Erin: Behind the bar, you know. You can make some pretty great money if you're young and pretty. And I was. Men would stick around long after their rounds, you know, the sad guys with the lame jokes and the comb-overs and the sad stories, and... all competing for my attention.
Joanna: And my father was one of them?
Erin: No. He... he was softer. He was nice. He listened.
Joanna: Or he was good at pretending he was.
Erin: Yeah. He told me I could do anything and he was gonna help. Told me I was special. I would never normally fall for that crap, but with him, I don't know. I liked him. I knew he was married. Our kid would've been older now than I was back then. I had an abortion. I was just a kid, too. It's just one of those things.
Joanna: Is there anything I... can I help? With anything?
Erin: You know how you can help? Wish me luck with the Martins. They've got a baby on the way and I'm pretty sure that I just found the perfect spot for them. Look, this is just the way life goes. Right? And I'm doing pretty okay right now.
Joanna: Ok. Good luck.
“Look, this is just the way life goes.” Well, not for the developing child Erin aborted. That child didn’t get a life at all. How sad that the left has coarsened society so much with this issue that now television dialogue just tosses out such statements. If Erin is truthfully “pretty okay right now,” she should count herself as fortunate. Many women who have abortions experience life-long psychological harm.