Markai Durham from MTV’s 16 & Pregnant got pregnant for the second time, and this time considered abortion. MTV’s cameras were there throughout her tough time of decision-making for a special 30 minute documentary following tonight’s 16 & Pregnant reunion.
This is the first time MTV’s hit reality show or it’s companion spin-offs Teen Mom & Teen Mom 2 (which have helped curb teenage pregnancy in the US) have dealt with the sensitive subject of abortion. As part of the episode, Dr. Drew will talk to young women who chose abortion over adoption or giving birth.
After documenting dozens of teen mothers’ heart-wrenching stories via its hit 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom series, MTV will tackle the sensitive issue of abortion with a separate special called No Easy Decision, EW has learned exclusively. The special, airing Dec. 28 at 11:30 p.m., will follow one former 16 and Pregnant subject, Markai, as she wrestles with the decision after becoming pregnant for a second time. Dr. Drew Pinsky will also talk with young women who, like 27 percent of teens who end up with unplanned pregnancies, have chosen to end them. MTV sources say the documentary will tackle all sides of the issue, including the importance of contraception and the devastating effects of facing such a decision.
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