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Ashton Kutcher's Netflix Sitcom 'The Ranch' Weighs Abortion and Chooses Life

Ashton Kutcher's Netflix Sitcom 'The Ranch' Weighs Abortion and Chooses Life

Hollywood actor Ashton Kutcher | (Photo: Reuters)

Ashton Kutcher's Netflix series, "The Ranch," is being pegged "revolutionary" because his character rejects abortion and in turn convinces his girlfriend to sustain life.

Along with the role of executive producer, the 39-year-old also stars in the sitcom as Colt Bennett. In the third season premiere which hit Netflix on June 16, the good-natured football-player-turned-rancher learns that his ex-girlfriend Heather (Kelli Goss) is pregnant with their baby.

The hot button issue of abortion is rarely given a pro-life voice in Hollywood and furthermore it's uncommon to hear an argument in favor of life, but Kutcher's character puts up a fight when he learns that his girlfriend is thinking about terminating the pregnancy.

"I want you to know this kid will absolutely be my first priority," he says to her. "You, you're going to be a great mom. And I'm going to be a great dad. And the three of us, we'll make a great family."

But Heather is adamant that she has other plans for her future.

Goss' character, Heather, argues that she's 23 years old and not ready to have a kid. She insists that she's seen how hard it's been on her family members who have raised kids alone. However, Colt maintains that abortion is not an option and assures her that he will be steadily involved.

"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," he responds.

Despite the plot line trying to weigh both sides of the story, Kutcher's character does not relent and counters the claim that abortion is the couple's only choice.

"This is wrong," Colt reasons. "You can't just take the easy way out."