I was just reading an article about the canadian tv show "degrassi", the older version for high school kids . it was seen in this country too and still can be picked up on some channels. the show dealt with themes of date rape, pedophiles, cyberstalking, gay boyfriends, school shooting, cuttings, ritalin abuse, male bulemia. so what theme had to be edited in order to be shown in US?
you guessed it! when a 14 yr old had an abortion of course. she could not be shown making her way through anti's shoving little plastic fetuses in her face, could not have an abortion without either guilt or medical problems.
now, i don't know what the censors cut, but these shows went to 150 foreign markets, including afghanistan, algeria, bangladesh, china, north and south korea, kuwait, nepal, pakistan, iran and rwanda. it also ran in cuba where the show was lauded as being educational and for endorsing values such as "family and generosity".
it's pretty disturbing that abortion cannot be shown the way it really is for the majority of women, young and not-so-young. i just hope that censorship does not get worse now that our government seems to have decided that democracy is only for other countries, like the middle east, and that we should become a theocracy!