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12/2/05 at 2:46am
Originally Posted by Granola Girl
I saw it too, OMG I was so infuriated when I saw that and when Sam, the nurse said "we'll have to get a court order" because the mother didn't want her daughter tested for HIV, or her children to receive AZT therapy, well that pissed me off even more.
Talk about subtly instilling fear into people eh?
I actually liked the show ER as pure entertainment, but after last night I'll never watch it again.
I'm also going to write a letter to the networks that aired it in Canada (CTV) and the US (NBC) and also all the advertisers that aired commercials during ER and let them know I am boycotting their products. Anyone want to help?
Also, does anyone know where you can find out what companies aired commercials during the show last night?
Originally Posted by bobandjess99
just came here to write about this.....what do they do, have trolls here at MDC...????
Originally Posted by Galatea
I knew it was Maggiore as soon as they showed the xray scene. ER always does "ripped from the headlines" except they are given stories to write by the CDC and other medical organizations.
FYI, several years ago they did a straight-up pro-vaxx episode. Parents brought their son and daugher in (they were about 10 years old) and the one child had measles. They didn't vaxx b/c of autism concerns and had taken them to Africa and the one child died and Dr. Carter went on and on about how you couldn't get autism from vaxxing and they killed their child.
Personally, I hate how the only issue the mainstream media shows about vaxxing is autism. For me, that is just one reason not to vaxx. But whatever.
I have seen every single episode of ER and don't plan to stop watching, at least until Abby and Luka get married and have babies and live happily ever after.
Oh yeah, they did show a woman this season who wanted a family room to bf her child privately. The child was 5 or 6 and they got her a room. They just raised their eyebrows but didn't say there was anything wrong with it. But they didn't say there was anything right with it, either.
Originally Posted by JesiLynne
I watched and have already emailed Peggy O'mara about it
|My personal fave this year was the young gestational surrogate whose baby presented as a footling breech. Did anybody else catch that one?|
|The woman was adamant about having a natural childbirth, because "I want to give birth to my own children vaginally." She was completely uninformed about the risks of a footling delivery, didn't even know that her full-term baby was breech, and refused the c-section as the sobbing biomom begged her not to kill her baby|
|The baby was born profoundly brain-damaged, of course, and both the parents and the surrogate deserted him in the hospital.|