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“Bojack Horseman” is an animated Netflix series where humans and anthropomorphic animals live side-by-side. A recent episode tackled the issue of abortion; but rather than treat the subject thoughtfully and with nuance, the show instead went straight for offensive and horrifying.
Titled “Brrap Brrap Pew Pew”, the episode has a human character named Diane who has become pregnant by her spouse, who is a dog. They decide to get an abortion, and head to “Planned Parrothood.”
When Diane goes to Planned Parrothood, there are protesters outside waving rude and graphic signs. The episode then pokes fun at pro-life laws, with the abortionist telling Diane that, by law, she has to listen to the heartbeat, and that he is required to tell her that, “at one month, your puppies have a favorite color, and that color may be blue.”
When she protests, saying that can’t be true, he shrugs it off, saying that “it’s the law.” He then tells her that before she can have the abortion, she will be forced to watch “20 hours of cute puppy videos as Sarah McLachlan’s ‘I Will Remember You’ plays softly.”
Later in the episode, dolphin pop star Sextina Aquafina releases a new single called “Brrap Brrap Pew Pew,” which glorifies abortion.