markai 16 pregnant MTV's '16 and Pregnant' abortion special courts controversy, naturally

MTV’s new addition to the “16 and Pregnant” and “Teen Mom” franchise, the abortion-themed special “No Easy Decision,” has not actually aired yet. But that hasn’t stopped it from raising a predictable stir.

Pro-life groups are up in arms with “16 and Pregnant” alum Markai Durham’s decision to terminate her pregnancy — and MTV’s choice to air her experience with the procedure.

The New York Post reports that Durham has been forbidden to give interviews about the episode before it airs — and only a handful have screened it — but she is already addressing it on Facebook.

“I get sad from time to time thinking about it but then everything happens for a reason,” Durham writes. “God gave me 3 paths to take abortion, adoption, or raising this baby along with another… I chose this path and I think about how stressing things would have been if I haven’t made the one I’ve made.”

MTV’s assurance to show both sides of the issue has not dissuaded pro-life advocates from criticizing the network, pointing out that the official website only links pro-choice resources.

Regardless of where you fall on the subject, it’s a matter MTV has chosen to address later in the evening. “No Easy Decision” airs Dec. 28, at the particularly late hour of 11:30 p.m. ET. Will you be watching?

Posted by:Mikey O'Connell