Tonight, MTV will air its controversial special, documenting a former ’16 And Pregnant’ star terminating her pregnancy.
MTV is boldly doing what no other network has done: tackle abortion. The “stand-alone special” will air Dec. 28, at 11:30 pm and Entertainment Weekly writer Jennifer Armstrong previewed the episode, and describes it as “sensitive, unflinching, and brave.”
The episode follows Markai and James, you might recognize them from the second season of 16 and Pregnant, who allowed the world to watch the pregnancy of their daughter Za’Karia. But the episode tonight will have a much different feel than the happy and exciting birth of Za’Karia, this special will document Markai and James’ decision to end their second pregnancy.
According to Jennifer, you will watch everything from: “Markai’s tearful (and informative for viewers) call to the clinic to ask about abortion methods, to a post-procedure argument with James during which he refers to the unborn fetus as a ‘thing.'”
The show will also feature discussions by Dr. Drew Pinsky.
Join our live chat of the special tonight and check back for our opinionated review!