I watch Desperate Housewives. There, I said it. Let's move on.
One of the characters, the promiscuous Gabrielle, got pregnant when her husband tampered with her birth control pills. There is some mystery about who the father is--no surprise on a soap opera. She refers to her pregnancy as a "disaster," she repeatedly complains about how she doesn't want the responsibility, she tried to blackmail her husband into doing all of the baby-related housework so she can maintain her lifestyle. But one thing has been conspicuously absent from the whole literal-and-metaphorical affair.
Gabrielle never even considered an abortion.
Not only did she never consider it directly, nobody even mentioned the concept. Nobody asked, "Are you going to have it?" The unanimous reaction from the other titular housewives was the same "that's great/I'm sorry" reaction that accidental pregnancies always receive on prime-time television.
I'm not saying that Gabrielle should have had an abortion. I'm not saying it should have been a big focus of the show. As a theoretical Catholic, it probably wouldn't happen. But in the given situation, I would have expected at the very least a little "will she?" gossip amongst the friends. This is a child whose mother most assuredly doesn't want him/her, and whose father is either a violent criminal or a teenage gardener. If there were ever a situation in which people would for the slightest second think that abortion might be a possibility, this is it.
But abortion is a bad word. It doesn't even enter into people's minds. Actually, in the world of network television, it doesn't seem to exist.