New Online Game Show About Abortion
In ‘Bump,’ viewers choose which contestants should get an abortion and which should not.
The actors on Bump are fake – the “pregnant contestants” on the show aren’t actually with child. But the show’s subject is very real. Viewers will get to decide, after hearing each contestant’s story, who should get an abortion, and who should not.
The web-based reality show, which aired its first episode yesterday on bumptheshow.com and on YouTube, was created by executive producers Dominic Iocco and Chistopher Riley. Their inspiration? President Obama’s 2009 commencement speech at Notre Dame University, where the president mentioned new ways of discussing “a workable solution to the problem of unintended pregnancies.”
Dominic and Christopher view Bump as their creative new way to tackle the ongoing abortion debate. They hope that this approach of sharing personal stories rather than political opinions will bring us closer to reaching a conclusion about this controversial topic. But the idea that strangers on the internet get to comment on and eventually decide who should keep their baby just sounds too disturbing for us. (Washington Post)