The September 30 episode of CBS’ “Cold Case” featured sexually active teens enrolled in a Christian abstinence program. In the episode, a girl was stoned to death by the other teens for breaking her chastity vow. To top it off, the Jerry Bruckheimer production depicted a minister preaching the virtues of abstinence while masturbating.
We have an idea for “Cold Case.” Do an episode where kids reject abstinence and use condoms. But do an honest episode. Depict the way teenagers normally use condoms—which is to say improperly—and then show pictures of the aborted babies. Also, show a Planned Parenthood counselor doing what they so often do—covering up cases of statutory rape. Bet Bruckheimer never thought of that one.