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Anti-Abortion Christian Reality TV Show to Try to Shame Women

Posted on Dec 5, 2012
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As if the world really needs another reality show, a new one about five women who have had abortions is set to debut next month on the Christian Internet television network KnockTV.  “Surrender the Secret” will follow the “five women on their journey together to ... healing and self-forgiveness,” according to pro-life website Live Action News.

“There’s a new trend among abortion proponents—convince the world that abortion is not shameful. Convince post-abortive women that any guilt they may feel is unfounded. Convince post-abortive women who have kept their abortion a secret that they should shout about it from the rooftops with pride,” says Live Action News’ Nancy Flanders. “Post-abortive women do need to talk about their choice. However, they don’t need to be and shouldn’t pretend to be proud of it.”

Because obviously the best place for these women to go through the healing process is on an online reality show that is publicly shaming them for their life choices.

But it’s not just the women on the program that the show wants to feel guilty—it’s also other women who have had abortions. As Jezebel pointed out, evidently “the healthy, Christian thing to do is try and make them feel horrible about their decision—and, hopefully, many other viewers. 1 out of 3 women in the U.S. have an abortion by the time they are 45 years old, so they have a lot of people to attempt to publicly shame.”

The show debuts on Jan. 22, 2013, coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision. Here’s a preview: 

—Posted by Tracy Bloom.

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