This week's episode of the ABC show "Scandal" depicted the lead character Olivia Pope undergoing an abortion to the tune of the Christmas hymn "Silent Night." The winter finale seemed like a one-hour commercial for the controversial abortion provider Planned Parenthood and was "Hollywood's moral depravity on full display," critics said.
The episode, "Baby It's Cold Outside," aired Thursday, showed the lead character, portrayed by Kerry Washington, lying on a hospital bed and having an abortion while the hymn "Silent Night" played in the background.
Then a voiceover is heard, of Olivia's father, telling someone: "Family is a burden … a pressure point, soft tissue, an illness, an antidote to greatness. You think you're better off with people who rely on you, depend on you, but you're wrong, because you will inevitably end up needing them, which makes you weak, pliable. Family doesn't complete you. It destroys you."
The episode ended with Olivia drinking a glass of wine while smiling and looking at a Christmas tree in the room, with "Ave Maria" playing in the background.
It's an example of Hollywood's "liberal values," reacted the Media Research Center in a statement.
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