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'Bump' -- the New Abortion Reality Show

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Abortion ... now decided by the tribal council?

In the mock-reality web series called "Bump," cameras follow three actresses pretending to have unwanted pregnancies, and then viewers get to decide whether or not they will have an abortion.

Creators of the show say their goal is to humanize the abortion debate and encourage discussion.

Episodes air twice a week on the show's website,, and on YouTube.

Something about this show is creepy to us. Maybe because it's fiction, many of the scenes that are supposed to be powerful just end up falling flat. Real-life stories, like this one from momlogic guest blogger Kristen, would be more likely to grab our attention.

What do you think of abortion as fodder for a reality show? Okay or no way?

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12 comments so far | Post a comment now
Kristy February 2, 2010, 1:21 PM

I actually find this highly offensive. Abortion should not be fodder for any tv show, period.

Kristal February 2, 2010, 2:20 PM

I think this is a rediculous idea. There should be more education on the effects of abortion, the physical and psychological effects it has on a woman, and the OTHER OPTIONS.. This seriously portrays abortion as a subject to be taken lightly which it is NOT!!! Absolutely absurd and totally uncalled for.

Anonymous February 2, 2010, 7:47 PM

I think the acting is appalling. It’s just so ridiculous. I just watch them, and it’s so fake that I can’t even focus on the whole ‘abortion’ issue. This show won’t fly.

Tiffani H.  February 2, 2010, 8:23 PM

Wow, I say NO WAY…. I wrote a really long comment about why, but decided to delete it. I think abortion is a sensitive topic/decision that shouldn’t be put to a vote.

Me February 3, 2010, 7:24 AM

Wow, that is just plain awful.

Cheryl February 3, 2010, 9:00 AM

This is so disturbing.

Wendi February 3, 2010, 12:04 PM

So wrong. I can’t believe that someone actually thinks this is ok.

bs February 15, 2010, 10:47 AM

wow, these comments are amazing. 1 in 3 women will have had an abortion by the time they are 45, yet there is no discussion about it at all, only denunciations. no one is getting any abortions on this “reality” show, and i think this country really needs to start talking about it, instead of pretending it doesn’t exist. if you want to see the shows about the “other options”, watch 16 and pregnant or any one of the other shows about birth. there are no shortages of them.

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florence ferdinand March 2, 2010, 9:15 AM

i have no respect for women who willingly have an abortion if they was not raped.if you can’t handle the responsibility close your legs.there are women who try to have a child and can’t many know exactly what they doing.abortion is the new thing now and they say they don’t like the sight or feel of abortion then why do it obviously it don’t.or have a hysterectomy.i don’t care if they 16 or 40 there are condoms,pill use it or not have sex.

Asrai July 14, 2010, 12:50 AM

completely disgusting. i’m even more disgusted by our society’s lack of reverence for life.

video seyret January 10, 2011, 4:54 PM

Hi, I agree that this is really a great post, the number of comments is incredible.

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