- An episode of The Simpsons broadcast in 2003 has become a trend because it clearly summarizes the current debate on abortion in the United States.
- From the triumph of Donald Trump as president of the American Union to the Covid-19 pandemic are other clear examples of how the animated series has “predicted” international events.
- The show created by Matt Groening remains one of the most popular in history with 33 seasons and more than 700 episodes in total.
Within popular culture there is a program that has become a benchmark for more than a generation. Is about The Simpsons and part of its charm lies in the way it has predicted various issues several years in advance such as the current controversy over the abortion in the United States.
The flagship program of the small screen
In this case, it all started with a series of short films until the animated series was officially launched in 1989. Broadly speaking, it is the portrait of a conventional family made up of two parents and their three children. It seems simple but the way the stories are told is what has captivated the audience.
Until now, 33 seasons and more than 700 episodes in total have been broadcast. This is a record that no other series of its kind has achieved. But while some claim that only the early years of the series are entertaining, in the end this is a show that refuses to get old.
In fact, on many occasions The Simpsons have anticipated current situations such as the current debate that is lived by the abortion. It all goes back to the chapter titled ‘Bart, warlike’ that first aired on May 18, 2003.
What is it about?
The show features a skit where Bart and his friend Milhouse destroy several of Ned Flanders’ treasures. The action causes the anger of Homer’s neighbor and he complains to the police about the children. At that moment he utters a phrase that is more relevant today than ever: “judges only serve to tell women what they should do with their bodies.”
As a result of the above, this clip from The Simpsons has resurfaced due to the current situation with abortion in the United States. In addition, it would not be the first time that the program predicts an event of international relevance. From the triumph of Donald Trump as president of the American Union to the Covid-19 pandemic are other clear examples.
What is the controversy over abortion in the United States about?
Everything was generated a few days ago when the United States Supreme Court struck down the right to abortion in that nation. With this you can have a setback of 50 years, in addition to encouraging women now to go to clandestine clinics where the risk is greater.
In this order of ideas, one must start with the fact that the American courts ended the constitutional right to abortion that American women had. While now each state must legislate on the subject, although it is expected that some will definitively ban this practice.
Various opinions have immediately been generated in this regard. On the one hand, President Joe Biden criticized the opinion and assured that it is a severe setback. While the former president, Donald Trump, applauded what happened and said that life should never be attempted.
For their part, various feminist organizations have led demonstrations to demand free decision on this issue. And at this point is where Mexican medical tourism could be one of the most benefited, especially that of the northern states of the country. Now it is thought that they could receive American women to offer this service in a safe way.