It’s not usually {that a} tv drama promotes a pro-life viewpoint (simply final week, ABC’s A Million Little Issues featured an abortion at a Planned Parenthood) so when one pops up, it’s noteworthy. Within the March 22 episode of ABC’s The Good Physician, titled “Teeny Blue Eyes”, Dr. Shaun Murphy and his girlfriend debate going by means of with an unplanned being pregnant.

Shaun (Freddie Highmore) and Lea (Paige Spara) are in a brand new live-in relationship. Lea is unexpectedly pregnant. Each Shaun and Lea need to have kids however the query is whether or not or not that is the appropriate time to take action.

One concern is that since Shaun is autistic, the infant may be autistic. Is not it politically incorrect to be involved about such a factor as a hereditary incapacity? One other concern is that Shaun is getting into a demanding profession as a surgeon and Lea is constructing her profession in pc expertise on the hospital. (By the best way, why do medical professionals on TV discover themselves in conditions like unplanned pregnancies, anyway?)

As is Shaun’s behavior in decision-making, he makes a listing of execs and cons. Lea does the identical.


Shaun: That smells good. Bland. 

Lea: MM, pasta with olive oil. Kinda puke-proof. Have you ever thought any extra about… 

Shaun: Sure. I made a listing.

Lea:  I suppose I’ve realized from you. What’s the very first thing yours says?

Shaun: That I feel I’d be a very good father… However that I can not know for certain.

Lea:  You’d make a fantastic dad. It is on my listing. 

Shaun: You have been proper. It is rather sophisticated. However I do know… …I need you to be completely satisfied, Lea. 

Lea: I’ve so many causes to do that. And so many doubts. I am simply scared, Shaun. But when we’re each having doubts, then possibly now is not the appropriate time. 

Shaun: Okay.

Clearly, they each need a child however are nervous about how their lives will change and doubts cloud their judgment. The choice to abort their child appears half-hearted. But, the appointment is made and so they go to the clinic.

Then, fortuitously, they admit that this isn’t the choice they need and determine to undergo with the being pregnant. Lea was making an attempt to inform herself it was “a good suggestion,” however having the abortion “would not make [her] really feel any higher.” The truth is, “it simply makes [her] really feel actually unhappy.”


Nurse: Lea Dilallo?

Shaun: She known as your title.

Lea: I spent all day reminding myself of all the explanations why this was a good suggestion. However now that it is really taking place, it…would not make me really feel any higher. It simply makes me really feel actually unhappy. Perhaps it is not the appropriate time, however will it ever be?

Shaun: I really feel the identical.

Lea: Are we actually doing this?

Shaun: We’re having a child. Sure.

Lea: Yeah?

It’s excellent news! Ending the lifetime of an unborn child over whether or not or not the timing is ideal is past nauseating. The professional-abortion business has tried to coach folks to suppose it’s a “good thought,” however like Lea mentioned, abortion solely brings unhappiness. Not less than, on this case, the ending is a cheerful one.