By Mary DeTurris Poust
I am not one to watch TV shows about law firms or crime scene investigations. Not my thing. But today, when I came across a clip of an episode of the NBC series Law & Order entitled "Dignity," I watched and was stunned. Not by the words or the facts written into the dialog, but by the fact that network TV would air a powerful scene condemning late-term abortion and calling into question whether anyone has the right to rob another being of his or her dignity.
Now, it's not all as cut and dry as it sounds. I almost didn't blog about this today because I was worried that praising this scene might be viewed as brushing off the murder of an abortion doctor. And that is absolutely not the case. The clip you're about to see, if you choose to view it, is from a "ripped from the headlines" episode based on the murder of Dr. George Tiller, the late-term abortionist who was killed last May in Wichita. In the scene, the defense calls to the stand a nurse who has witnessed the show's fictional doctor killing a baby after an abortion procedure goes wrong. (As if one can ever go right.) The testimony sets up a moral dilemma for the assistant district attorney, who tells her colleague that she cannot leave her soul in the umbrella stand when she gets to work.
Regardless of all the complicated issues surrounding the real story on which this episode is based, this clip is so powerful, so true, that I simply couldn't keep from sharing it with you. To me it is a sign and a reminder that though the media and the pro-abortion lobbyists would like this country to believe otherwise, there is still a large segment of the population that views abortion as the abhorrent evil that it is.
Here it is: