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27 December 2008 @ 11:00 pm
Millenium: Season 1 Episode Blood Relatives  
It's actually a very sad episode, but one of those that asks interesting questions but of course never mentions the obvious solutions.

It's about this kid conceived by a strung out possible druggy teenage mum, who gave him away at one and a half. "Find him a good home" and off he was. Of course there was no good home. Not that adoptions generally end bad, but let's face it, Adoption is not the solution starting with A, that is going to put an end to unwanted children living in abuse homes, may those be inhabited by blood relatives or people who get paid for it. I am also not talking about A for Abstinence.

Halfway through the episode I could not help but thinking that right now, Abortion is the only solution to unwanted kids. I always get kind of icky when I hear the "you can always put it up for adoption" argument.

There are already so many unwanted kids needing a good home, tons of selfish people who just pop out more, because they need a dnacopy of themselves because their is not room in their shallow hearts to love a kid that is not blood related. Sometimes even then there is little to no love ...

But why bring an unwanted kid more into the world? When will people who are otherwise not close minded on the subject stop with this nonsense about adoption? An aborted kid will never know pain and suffering ... not to mention that the last thing this planet needs is more human beings, least of all maladjusted ones that are kept alive but have no clue on how to life in society.

The episode is kind of good, and I know that on tv you can't say stuff like this, but along with this "but you are his mother" stuff it really came over like, you cannot ever abanon your kids. Which is of course true, but it also kind of implies that having them in the first place is the only way to go. It could have been so easy to just mention that she was pressured into having it ... so it is not strictly propaganda, but so focused on this "how can we abandon the poor children" without any "why are there so many unwanted children in the first place" that it really bugged me.
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