"This was a perfect opportunity to show a woman making a thoughtful life choice about whether to carry a pregnancy or not."
If LTW just got an abortion and kept it moving that would be such a revolutionary storyline #AJLT— Career-Obsessed Banshee (@edenwillow) August 18, 2023
They really dropped the ball with LTW's pregnancy storyline - this was a perfect opportunity to show a woman making a thoughtful life choice about whether to carry a pregnancy or not. It's nice that they chatted about the option for 2 seconds, but they could have done more. #ajlt— Katie Porter's Whiteboard (@craffingKelley) August 17, 2023
When will “progressive” shows like #AJLT finally walk their talk and let a character go through with an abortion? Chickened out with Miranda in SATC…K. Now we have LTW dreading another kid, and we’re acting like she doesn’t have a choice. This IS a “woke” show sooo? Let’s see it— Talia Lichtstein (@talialichtstein) August 18, 2023
Just watched an episode for a supposedly progressive feminist TV show where they would rather write a character as going through a miscarriage, to avoid her having another kid, than electing to have an abortion... cowards!!! https://t.co/WmDqFVVUSM— Hanna Ines Flint (@HannaFlint) August 17, 2023
This week's ep of one show sure did remind me how annoyed I am every time a woman on TV actively HATES the idea of being pregnant but doesn't choose to have an abortion and then "conveniently" miscarries.— Alanna's on strike (@AlannaBennett) August 17, 2023
JUST LET THEM DO THE THING.
I rewatched "Coulda Woulda Shoulda," the Sex and the City abortion episode in prep for watching tonight's #AJLT and I have some abortion TV researcher ~thoughts~.— Steph Herold (@StephHerold) August 17, 2023
Mostly: it's wild that an ep from 2001 is more progressive than an ep from 2023.
In today's #AJLT (spoiler alert) they barely mention abortion (& just w/euphamisms), she "can't" even consider it, and then just happens to have a convenient miscarriage?? What a 90s retro abortion plotline. Unless the writers are really up to something, this is just...boring.— Steph Herold (@StephHerold) August 17, 2023
In 2001, they had Miranda rage about how her regular doc wouldn't perform an abortion, & Carrie accompany Miranda to the clinic and tell her the abortion wouldn't hurt. That was--and still is--huge. That they couldn't even mention the word "abortion" in the 2023 ep is astounding.— Steph Herold (@StephHerold) August 17, 2023