I need to rant again. I’ve watched HBO’s series VEEP for I Think 7 seasons. Thank God, this is its’ finale. I have admittedly put up with much left-wing blatherings in the name of humor, because the show is a roadmap of political and moral stench that needs airing out. And I really thought somehow it would all turn out Kumbaya at the last episode.
Here’s the spoiler, and one that has made me an ex-Veep viewer. LIfe News describes it this way: Character on HBO’s “Veep” Can’t Wait to Kill Her Baby: “Less Talk, More Abortion”
Yes, that’s right. For 3 episodes Amy, The VEEP’s right-hand woman, has been pregnant, the result of a one-nighter with a sex-addicted co-worker named Dan.
So, because Dan would make a lousy father, Amy makes a career decision to abort. Dan drives her to the clinic. What happens at the clinic is very sad in that it treats a life as just another throwaway piece of trash. Life News quotes what happens in the examining room: (BTW, this is all shown on tv)
“Then Amy and Dan are in the examining room with the abortionist. Amy is in such a rush to get the abortion over with that she brushes aside the option of ultrasound and barking, “Less talk, more abortion!” Dan even asks about a piece of equipment that he recognizes, obviously experienced in this situation.
Abortionist: I do need to warn you about some of the surgical risks involved.
Amy: Infection, bleeding, uterine perforation. Yep, 10-4. Body’s a wonderland. Can I just sign the consent form?
Abortionist: Per Iowa law, I do have to offer you the option of viewing the ultrasound.
Amy: Less talk, more abortion.
Abortionist: Patient has declined.
Amy: I am as sure… as I will be.
Dan: Is that the Berkeley VC-10? That’s like the Shelby Cobra GT of vag-vacs.
Abortionist: I’m sorry, who is this man?
Amy: That’s Dan.
Dan: Yeah, I’m the proud father-to-not-be.
It is as though Amy has to rush the process along before she changes her mind. At the end of the episode, Amy complains she “feels like someone shoved a red-hot pair of barbecue tongs up my joy trail” and begins to ask Dan if she made a mistake. Before she can finish she is interrupted by an incoming phone call from a campaign looking to hire her. She tells them, “You are in luck, because my schedule just got scraped clean.”
I know Amy had a right to do what she wanted with her body, it’s what got her into her predicament. But Amy just wants to get it done and enter a new career path. So, no tears, no what could have been, no maybe Dan would grow up and no hint of adoption in this girls career plan.
I don’t think HBO waited to run this episode during Christianity’s holiest week of Easter. But then again, they are part of the liberal secular left. I’ll leave that idea alone, as will I leave VEEP alone. Goodbye Serena, Madam Vice-President. And goodbye Dan and Amy.