A pregnant rape victim gets into a moral quandary and debates Dr. House on a matter of ethics in the episode “One Day, One Room.” Arriving at the hospital as part of a rash of STD cases, the young woman doesn’t want to be seen by anyone but House, who reluctantly takes her on as a patient. Having taken a religious studies course in school, the woman is staunchly anti-abortion, but doesn’t seem to want to keep the baby.
The situation provides House an opportunity to open up about his own life, helping the woman with her dilemma, and doing some of his own healing at the same time. On the other side of the hospital, Cameron attempts to work with a homeless man who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and is refusing treatment.
If you or anyone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, help is available. Visit the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network website or contact RAINN’s National Helpline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).