20 Law & Order: SVU Episodes That Were Ripped From The Headlines
“PERFECT,” SEASON 4, EPISODE 24
This super-disturbing episode of Law & Order: SVU begins when the squad finds the body of a young girl. Her autopsy reveals she had faced extensively poor health and neglect. However, she was wearing a $1,000 dollar necklace and (even more confusingly) she is pregnant. The doctors find that her pregnancy was caused by a unique and experimental fertilization process, leading them to one Dr. Lang. Lang runs a cult, where he impregnates young girls with his children. Disturbingly enough, the episode is based on the suspected murder of Lisa McPherson, a member of the Church of Scientology whose death suggested neglect, malnourishment, and abuse.