Ob/Gyn doctors is brutally murdered and the scene “staged” (i.e., speculum in his mouth) and the first question from the detectives – does he provide abortions? The answer, yes, but only to regular customers and they operate below the radar. Still, one regular customer, a married women with a few kids already finds out her unborn son has spina bifida and terminates. Husband finds out and gets in yelling match with doc. Is he the one that killed him? In interviews with the parents, woman talks about how she “agonized” over decision and didn’t consultant husband. Husband talks about how wife killed his son. Turns out the murder has nothing to do with abortion, and everything to do with sperm donations. You have to see it to understand.
I think the bummer of this episode was that it was very stereotypical & unfair about men’s roles in abortion – that they aren’t consulted, that they see women as killers, and that they want their baby, especially sons, at all costs. I just don’t think this is the truth. Most of the men that call Exhale are really working on being the best people they can be – being the best source of support they know how, being as honest and gentle with themselves about how they feel, including sadness, and wanting to support their partners.