"Friday Night Lights" Declines To Choose Life

"Friday Night Lights" Declines To Choose Life

"Friday Night Lights" Declines To Choose Life

The XX Factor
What Women Really Think
July 19 2010 11:58 AM

"Friday Night Lights" Declines To Choose Life

Friday Night Lights , NBC's show about Texas high school football, is getting some love from pro-choice groups this week. Last week’s episode showed Becky, who is in the 10 th grade, going through the wrenching decision of deciding to have an abortion. For a moment she wavers and regrets that she threw her virginity away. But unlike in Juno , she goes through with it anyway. Meanwhile, her mother berates the doctor who follows state rules by detailing the stage of the fetus. Emily and I discussed this extensively in last week’s TV Club in Slate . Today, a coalition of pro-choice groups have decided to recognize this episode for the groundbreaker that it is, praising NBC for being the first to "portray the decision to choose abortion honestly."