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Ashton Kutcher's Character on The Ranch... is Pro-Life?
The Ranch is a highly underrated show on Netflix. I'm sure most people heard Hyde and Kelso from That 70s Show were doing another show together and assumed it would be stupid. Not so. It's hysterical and surprisingly conservative. Think Last Man Standing (see ABC Cancels Successful (and Conservative) Show ‘Last Man Standing,’ Despite Good Ratings and WATCH: ‘Last Man Standing’ Brutally Mocks College Liberals), only with more drinking and profanity.
It also tackles heavier issues. Plot twist: Ashton Kutcher's character is pro-life. On a TV show. Hold onto your butts.
The video of "a special moment" is below. Here's a handy writeup to lead you into it.
Recap from Newsbusters...
“No, I’m going to be there with you,” he says. “It’s not about what I want anymore, this isn’t about me, it’s about this kid, and we’re going to have to make sacrifices.”
Heather makes one last attempt to persuade him: they don’t love each other and, additionally, Colt loves another woman. “I don’t want to talk about it, Colt,” she concludes, “I made up my mind.”
But Colt still disagrees. “This is wrong,” he says. “You can’t just take the easy way out.”
They weren’t the only ones who differed. Colt’s dad stresses afterwards to him, “She’ll come around, do the right thing,” while his mom insists “Maybe she already did” because it’s her “choice.”
After another pep talk form his mom in the third episode, Colt breaks down and offers to drive Heather to the abortion clinic.
“We’re probably not gonna ever to see eye to eye on this,” he admits to Heather. “But I want to support you. I care about you ... This is my responsibility too.”
But that’s when Heather changes. At the clinic, Colt presents Heather with another, different gift this time: his St. Christopher’s medal that is “supposed to protect you.” In the end, this is really all conservatives want. Are there some on our side who get easily triggered anytime they hear anything they disagree with. Yes. An alarmingly growing number, actually. But for the most part, all we want are TV shows to not look down on and mock the beliefs of the half of the country who has an opposing viewpoint than the people who make the TV shows.
Ashton's character would most likely be shamed for his patriarchal privilege had this aired on a regular network. If it had bee allowed on a network at all. Instead, we got a character who expressed being pro-life in a realistic, caring way.
More of this please.
Despite what the leftist media believes, millions of Americans are pro-life. Yet these Americans are rarely represented in movies or televisions. And when a pro-life character does make the screen, he or she is usually a Bible-thumping hick in overalls. The suggestion being to believe babies are human beings makes one a backward-thinking neanderthal. When in reality, shoe is on the other foot. If that foot wasn't chop shopped by Planned Parenthood.
More pro-life messages in television and film: welcomed.