Law and Order: SVU’s Dominick Carisi (Peter Scanavino) is focused on doing his job to the best of his abilities, but he’s never afraid to make things personal when he needs to — and his faith is a huge part of who he is personally.
Law & Order: SVU Highlight
In this highlight video from last week’s episode, Carisi opens up to his counterpart from Ohio about his feelings on a woman’s right to choose — and his mother’s difficult decision to have an abortion when she was in her 40s.
“My mother got pregnant when she was 45, this is after having four kids. An ultrasound showed that the baby had a fetal heart defect. Even if she was able to carry to term, the doctors said the baby wasn’t going to live for more than a few days,” he told Graham (Christian Clemenson).
Carisi Opens Up
“My mother decided to terminate. She never told my father. She told me. She told me how much she loved that baby, but it wasn’t fair,” Carisi continued. Watch the entire clip above to see the emotional moment.