Lois meets up with an old friend, Naomi Robinson, at a college reunion event. Naomi requests Lois to do her a favor and to come to her house to discuss the matter. After Peter jumps to a series of conclusions about the "favor", Lois is asked to become a surrogate mother, as Naomi and her husband are unable to conceive a child of their own. Although Peter is upset, Lois agrees and the in vitro fertilization is performed. Peter tries several attempts to attack Lois and cause her to have a miscarriage, before confronting her one-on-one. Lois stands her ground, but then she and Peter learn that the Robinsons were killed in a car accident. Lois is devastated and, after a consultation with a family planning counselor, ultimately decides to terminate the pregnancy. However, as Peter is leaving the clinic, he is accosted by anti-abortion activists urging him to change his mind about aborting the baby; again, Lois stands her ground. That night, Peter and Lois argue their points abortion. Written by
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Well, I think we made the right decision. I mean, sure, havin' a baby costs a fortune. There's cutbacks on things we love. There's diapers and cryin' and late nights with no sleep. Flu shots and mumps and driver's ed and college tuition. But you know what? It's one more person to share the world with. Another little voice in the back seat of the car. One more Griffin to love and to love us in return.
[after a few seconds of silence, Peter turns to the camera
We had the abortion.
References Terms of Endearment