'''Airdate''': June 20th, 2012 (UK)
Peter takes Lois to her class reunion at Salve Regina University. While there, Lois spots Naomi Robinson, with whom she had a lesbian affair in college. Peter is amazed at the revelation that Lois "messed around with another chick". Naomi indicates that she would like to discuss a proposal of some importance with them at their home. Peter assumes that Naomi wants to have a threesome, and sends Chris, Meg, Stewie, and Brian out of the house. After Naomi arrives, she introduces her husband, Dale. Peter, now expecting an orgy, tries to seduce the three of them while dressed in various costumes. Naomi and Dale tell Lois and Peter their proposal. They've had trouble conceiving a child and ask Lois to be a surrogate mother for them.
The next morning, as the family is eating breakfast, Lois reveals her intention to become a surrogate mother for Naomi and Dale, causing Peter to become upset at the thought of her being pregnant for nine months. Despite this, Lois decides to go to Dr. Hartman to have the in vitro fertilization performed, and Dr. Hartman performs the fertilization in exaggerated fashion. A pregnancy test comes back positive the next day, and Peter is livid. He attempts (in LooneyTunes fashion) to cause Lois to have a miscarriage before ultimately confronting her about the pregnancy. Lois asserts her choice to carry the child for Naomi and Dale. As she is saying this, Quahog 5 News suddenly reveals a car crash caused by a guy who was excited by winning the Lotto. The victims? Naomi and Dale. Both are dead.
Meg suggests putting the baby up for adoption, yet Lois counteracts, stating that the medical bills would be too costly. Brian then suggests the idea of abortion. In an attempt to come to a decision, Lois and Peter decide to visit the local family-planning center, and ultimately decide to abort the embryo. However, Peter encounters an anti-abortion rally, where he is shown an anti-abortion video by one of the protesters. Peter promptly takes Lois out of the center. Returning home, Lois continues to advocate her right to choose (with Brian backing her up), while Peter now attempts to argue the unborn child's right to life and whether Lois has the responsibility of carrying it to term. About to snap, Lois and Peter decide to discuss the matter overnight. The next day, Lois talks with the family about "the wonderful new member of the Griffin family", stating that it will be a wonderful experience. The episode ends with Peter bluntly stating that Lois had the abortion and none of what Lois said will be happening.
Because of how heated abortion and the pro-life vs. pro-choice debate is, Fox and Creator/AdultSwim refused to air this episode. This means, unless another cable network gets the rights to the show (or FOX and/or Creator/AdultSwim soften(s) up and air an edited for TV version, like they did with "When You Wish Upon a Weinstein"), this episode will never air on American TV. However, it was released on a special DVD in September 2010, it aired on the UK's [[TheBBC BBC Three]] on June 20th, 2010, and the 200th episode retrospective did discuss the episode and why FOX chose to cut it.
[[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Oh, and the politics of abortion will not be discussed on this page]].
!!"Partial Terms of Endearment" contains examples of:
* AuthorTract: Subverted. Besides some of the usual Christian bashing when it comes to abortion, it doesn't favor or oppose abortion and actually shows the pros and cons of the issue. Sadly, this wasn't enough to let FOX run the episode.
* ExperimentedInCollege: Lois with Naomi
* FamilyRelationshipSwitcheroo: Discussed. Meg offers to be Dale and Naomi's surrogate, and Lois says, "Meg, it was hard enough on your body when you gave birth to Stewie ... just kidding!"
* TogetherInDeath: Naomi, Dale, and their unborn child can be interpreted this way.
* VerySpecialEpisode: Downplayed. It's not overly dramatic about the issue (in fact, it has a lot of the humor you'd expect from a typical ''FamilyGuy'' episode), but it does touch on a serious issue and addresses it with little to no jokes or childish [[TakeThat burns]] against the supporters and detractors.
* WhamLine: "We had the abortion!"