'Abortion plotlines' as humor could serve an evil end

Thursday, January 11, 2018
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

comedy tragedy masksIn another sign of the moral decay in America, a university sociologist is urging television scriptwriters to incorporate jokes about abortion into their storylines.

Campus Reform reports University of California-San Francisco professor Gretchen Sisson thinks humorous television shows about abortion could help "destigmitize" the controversy. "The purpose of including an abortion plotline is simply to make jokes about abortion, recognizing that such satire is valuable for some people as both a means and an end," Sisson explains in her article for Feminist Media Studies.

Commentator and author Janice Crouse says Sisson isn't alone in her degenerate thinking.

"We've got multitudes of people who believe exactly as this professor does," she laments. "And [they] are working on the college campuses, working in the entertainment industry, working in media to promote exactly the kind of thinking that she is promoting."

Crouse, Janice (CWA)How successful could "abortion humor" be with audiences? Crouse points to NBC's 1998-2006 sitcom Will & Grace, a series about a homosexual man living with a heterosexual woman, and recalls how it "normalized" the way the culture thought about homosexuality.

"And that comedy many people found very funny – [but] it normalized LGBT concerns through comedy," she notes. "So it's a very effective strategy."

Crouse contends that Sisson wants to target young people to change their views on abortion because they are typically more pro-life than older generations.

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