Abortion is a subject TV has traditionally handled with about same tact and restraint as a hysterical Nancy Grace hashtag. But this week’s episode of ABC Family’s The Fosters took a nuanced and humane look at how the same late term abortion politicians have targeted for criminalization affects families faced with what is often a heartbreaking choice.
“This is how the show gently guides your fragile heart into a basket tied to balloons buoyant with expectation. I will see a cute baby in this episode! This flawed but likable fictional couple is going to be so happy! your easily fooled brain tells you as the opening scene closes.
Unfortunately, your expectant little heart is about to be shattered into a million fucking pieces. ”