Modern liberalism has been compared by some people to a religion, and abortion has been said to be its sacrament.
ABC seems to have unwittingly demonstrated that point with an episode of its show “Scandal” in which the main character, Olivia Pope, played by actress Kerry Washington, has an abortion.
The scene is one of the most horrifying I’ve ever seen on television, and I’m a “Walking Dead” fan.
In the interest of full disclosure, I’ve never watched a full episode of “Scandal,” and after seeing part of this winter season’s finale, I don’t think I’ll ever watch it again. ABC packed a lot of perversion into a short time frame.
Juxtaposed with an apparent kidnapping and the murder of another character, the abortion scene occurs with narration about how family is an illness and having a family makes you weak. “Family doesn’t complete you, it destroys you,” the voiceover says as Olivia is on the table undergoing the procedure to kill her child.
As if that’s not over the top enough, the scene is shoved completely off the cliff by the background music, which is “Silent Night,” the Christmas hymn about the birth of Christ.
Minutes later, as the episode is wrapping up, Olivia is seen drinking, smiling and staring at her Christmas tree as “Ave Maria,” a hymn to Jesus’ mother, plays.
Perhaps the writers were going for some sort of irony, but it just comes across as abusive, disrespectful and callous. Just to cap it off, Washington tweeted the #IStandWithPlannedParenthood hashtag following the episode’s airing.
Alexa Moutevelis Coombs of Newsbusters discussed the show’s crossing of “a sickening line”:
“The entire hour was an advertisement for Planned Parenthood, but the absolute worst scene was a montage set to the Christmas hymn ‘Silent Night,’ a song that celebrates the birth of Christ, while main character Olivia Pope … has an abortion, killing her and the president’s baby.”
Coombs’ description of the episode as “vile” strikes me as mild.
The pro-abortion crowd loved the episode, judging from the Twitter feed. Why wouldn’t they?
The Left has no love for Christ or anything Christian, even those who pose as Christians themselves.
The entire Progressive philosophy is an exercise in solipsism and immediate gratification, so naturally a woman’s selfishness is valued more highly than things like family, a human life or God.