Abortion, The Reality Show (A Dramatization)

At last! The solution to the abortion debate: A reality show. “Bump+” follows three women with unintended pregnancies, who will, apparently, be guided in their choice about whether or not to have an abortion or a child, by viewer comments. “The final cliffhanger is so unpredictable,” says the press release from Yellow Line Studios, a coyly Christian production company, “even the writers and producers don’t know how the series will end.” Maybe not even the actors depicting the “reality” contestants!

Jeff Sharlet is a founding editor of Killing the Buddha, coauthor with Peter Manseau of Killing the Buddha: A Heretic's Bible (2004) and co-editor of Believer, Beware (2009). Sharlet is also the author of Sweet Heaven When I Die, (2011), C Street, (2010), and the New York Times bestseller The Family (2008).