An unplanned being pregnant catches Austin Fireplace Division Captain Owen Strand and his ex-wife, Gwyneth, without warning. Within the February 15 episode of Fox’s 9-1-1: Lone Star, titled “Troublesome Conversations”, the couple wrestles with the choice of whether or not or to not have the newborn.

Gwyneth (Lisa Edelstein) and Owen (Rob Lowe) make an appointment with an OB-GYN and he confirms that Gwyneth is 4 weeks pregnant. Labeled a geriatric being pregnant (Gwyn is effectively over 40), the physician advises the couple of the doable issues and dangers posed to each Gwyn and the newborn as a consequence of her age. When Owen asks the physician what most {couples} do on this scenario, Gwyn chimes in that they normally terminate the being pregnant. The physician takes a go on providing his recommendation on that. “That’s actually a dialog for the 2 of you,” he says. Perhaps in Texas that might be a health care provider’s response, however the couple could be going through strain to abortion in different liberal areas.


Dr. Evans: You two actually beat the percentages. 

Owen: By no means inform me the percentages! 

Gwyneth: Han Solo. It is a–it’s a factor he does. -So I suppose it is not menopause.

Dr. Evans: Nope. Appears to be like like any person received in slightly below the wire.
Gwyneth: How about that? And the way far alongside? 

Dr. Evans: Primarily based in your hcg ranges, I would say about 4 weeks, however the ultrasound will slim the window. I take it this wasn’t one thing you deliberate.

Gwyneth: No. This was a– a complete, full accident. 

Owen: Uh, effectively, it is not like we crashed. There have been a few collisions, you recognize? I imply, there have been a number of accidents that would’ve—

Gwyneth: Okay.

Dr. Evans: Nicely, there isn’t any straightforward option to say this subsequent half. Whereas geriatric pregnancies should not unusual, they’re uncommon. There is a piece of paper on this folder that has lots of scary numbers on it.

Gwyneth: Yeah, I Googled.

Owen: You might have? You’ve got Googled? I’ve not but Googled.

Gwyneth:  The dangers are heightened.

Dr. Evans: And never only for the newborn. There are critical issues that would come up for you as effectively. Elevated danger of coronary heart circumstances, blood clots, preeclampsia, even maternal mortality. And I am certain you’ve got learn {that a} vital proportion of those pregnancies finish in stillbirth or miscarriage.

Owen:  Nicely, that is bleak. So what do {couples} in our scenario usually do?

Dr. Evan: Actually?

Gwyneth: Terminate the being pregnant.

Owen: Is that what you are recommending?

Dr. Evans: I am not recommending something. It is actually a dialog for the 2 of you.

As Owen seems at outdated footage of their now grown son, T.Okay., he and Gwyneth talk about what might be the “logical alternative” for them. The logical factor. For professional-abortion activists, unborn infants are disposable, particularly in powerful occasions, they usually’ve succeeded in convincing folks that killing their kids is the rational, anticipated factor to do.


Owen: Are you able to think about doing this another time?

Gwyneth: Hmm. Little tiny physique resting in your chest.

Owen:  Chasing a toddler round. First day of faculty.

Gwyneth: Hiding little notes of their lunch field for them to seek out so that they know they’re liked.

Owen: You probably did that for him too?
Gwyneth: Are we truly contemplating this?

Owen: I–I do not know. Are we?

Gwyneth:  Looks like we’re contemplating it.

Owen: Look, we’re younger for our age, you recognize? We do all of the wholesome issues.

Gwyneth: Yeah. 50’s the brand new 40.
Owen: Is 67 the brand new something? As a result of that is how outdated I will be after I’m instructing them to parallel park.

Gwyneth: Nicely, it’s going to be a ability that is useful when one in all us breaks a hip transferring them right into a dorm they usually need to rush us to an er.
Owen: Yeah, I had a case right now. It was horrible.Dad. I could not save him.

Gwyneth: MM.

Owen: And his daughter was possibly 19, and now she’s left and not using a guardian.

Gwyneth: That is terrible.

Owen: So wouldn’t it be honest to do this to our child?

Gwyneth: Nicely, that is assuming the being pregnant goes effectively, which is—

Owen: an enormous assumption. I imply, the dangers—

Gwyneth: Yeah. No, you are proper, I—

Owen: Not only for the newborn. For you. Perhaps we must always simply do the logical factor.

Gwyneth: Schedule an appointment.

Fortuitously, on the day of the abortion appointment, they confess to one another that they actually do need this child and determine to go ahead with out the abortion.


Gwyneth: You prepared?

Owen: What time’s the appointment?

Gwyneth: Nonetheless at 2:00.

Owen: Proper. 2:00. Most likely some visitors. 

Gwyneth: Sure. So ought to we go?

Owen: Yeah. We must always go. Have you ever eaten? Would you like one thing to eat?

Gwyneth: I am not presupposed to eat earlier than.

Owen: Proper, proper, so we can– we will get one thing after.

Gwyneth: If you would like.

Owen: Late lunch.

Gwyneth: So dinner.

Owen: Early dinner. I am going to purchase. I do know an incredible sushi place very near the place we’re going.

Gwyneth: No, I do not belief Texas sushi.

Owen: Oh, this place will disabuse you of that misapprehension. All proper, Mexican. You possibly can have a margarita. Which is how this complete factor began.

Gwyneth: Tequila and ache meds.

Owen: Proper. Proper. Proper. Nicely, Italian. Pizza and pasta. Any type of consolation meals—

Gwyneth: Rattling it, I do not need pasta!

Owen: Nicely, what would you like?!

Gwyneth: I wanna have this child!

Owen: Good! So do I!

Gwyneth: Are you certain?

Owen: I believe so.

Gwyneth: But it surely’s loopy.

Owen: Oh, bananas.

Gwyneth: It is most likely a horrible mistake.

Owen: Oh, with out query.

Gwyneth: So, are we doing this?

Owen: I believe that is what we have been saying.

And, identical to that, a contented ending. Washington Submit columnist Kate Cohen, who complained primarily based on outdated data that there aren’t enough abortions on TV, shall be so upset when she finds out about this in just a few years.