ABC’s “The Good Doctor” Depicts Unborn Children As Lives Worth Saving 

( According to a report, during the previous seasons, The Good Doctor, an ABC TV Series, has expressed a pro-life tone, and this week’s episode was no exception. This episode showed that unborn children deserve the best efforts to protect their lives. 

In a recent episode, a worried pregnant woman is told that her disease threatens her and her unborn child’s wellbeing. She listens as her two doctors explain that saving her baby may be impossible, given her current state.  

Without hesitation, Dr. Morgan Reznick advocates for an abortion. Dr. Jordan Allen, the co-attending, is not as willing to disregard the unborn child’s life. 

In one scene, Sonja, the mother, meets with the doctors to discuss her choices. Reznick advises that she terminate the pregnancy, while Allen reports that she would look into alternative means of saving the fetus.  Dr. Allen defends the patient’s autonomy by advocating for her right to decide if she wants to keep her unborn child. 

In the end, it seems as if the patient’s ailment is insurmountable, and the physicians agree that terminating the pregnancy so they can treat the mother’s illness is the best course of action. If not, they will both perish. 

Nonetheless, the patient’s priority remains the well-being of her child, even if it means her own death. Dr. Allen had to justify why abortion was now the only choice. After explaining the circumstances, Allen had the patient sign a permission document authorizing the procedure as Allen went into detail about her own struggle with her abortion experience at the age of 18 years old. 

After the successful operation that saves Sonja’s life, she and her husband have a baptismal ceremony for their dead baby.

Recent research from Charlotte Lozier Institute found that more than half of all abortions resulted from pressure from others, as reported by Life Site.  Findings from the research also showed that women were more likely to report experiencing loss, sorrow, or despair.