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The last time a popular TV show or movie featured an abortion?

The last one I remember is Maude, decades ago.

We really do sweep abortion under the rug yet one out of three American women will have one in her lifetime

by Anonymousreply 6704/15/2019

If you count "should have been aborted" then The Apprentice with Donald Trump

by Anonymousreply 104/12/2019

Claire had one on Six Feet Under.

by Anonymousreply 204/12/2019

Amy on VEEP may get one.

by Anonymousreply 304/12/2019

Pretty sure Cristina had one on Grey's.

by Anonymousreply 404/12/2019

I recall shows where a character considered and talked about getting an abortion, but was always eventually talked out of it. When Vicky found out she was knocked up with Grant Harrison's child on "Another World" in the mid-90s, for example.

by Anonymousreply 504/12/2019

Obvious Child was a cute movie considering the circumstances Jenny Slate was in.

by Anonymousreply 604/12/2019

Is it true that more black babies are aborted than not each year?

I think a lot more people are reluctantly pro-choice these days than just mindlessly going along with it.

by Anonymousreply 704/12/2019

Mommie Dearest, of course. How can we ever forget Joan Crawford's pronouncement:. "No wire hangers!"

by Anonymousreply 804/12/2019

I think there’s also an issue with self reporting abortion - a white married mother who goes to a private physician for a discreet set of pills is less likely to be counted in stats than a planned parenthood scraping.

by Anonymousreply 904/12/2019

As mentioned Christina on Grey's Anatomy had an abortion, Olivia on Scandal had an abortion, the female lead on that Netflix show Sex Education had an abortion.

by Anonymousreply 1004/12/2019

R3 beat me to it (and that scene with her on the phone after talking with Dan was pretty funny)

by Anonymousreply 1104/12/2019

Scandal. When Olivia aborted Fitzgerald Grant's baby while Silent Night played in the background.

by Anonymousreply 1204/12/2019

One of the girls on The Real World had one. I don't remember the season.

Also I think the Fame TV show had one.

by Anonymousreply 1304/12/2019

Not a bad movie.

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by Anonymousreply 1404/12/2019

[quote]Is it true that more black babies are aborted than not each year?

How long before some liberal starts claiming that abortion is “racist” and must be outlawed?

by Anonymousreply 1504/12/2019

Happens quite a lot in UK drama's and soaps, but their isn't any real political/moral objection to abortion here.

by Anonymousreply 1604/12/2019

Gaspar Noe's films - I Stand Alone, Irreversible, and Climax. Not specifically abortions on the mothers part, but due to trauma inflicted on them.

by Anonymousreply 1704/12/2019

This is a gay board...right?...or did I fall into a coma and it is now what Frauen are using in favor of their own Frau-centric boards?

I'm pro choice, all for equal pay, and I do see how badly women are treated in this culture, and it pisses me off. THAT SAID. I really don't fucking see why these topics are germane here. Why? WHY? WHY?!!!!!!!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 1804/12/2019

Degrassi Junior High....."is this your baby"?

by Anonymousreply 1904/12/2019

Calm your tits, R18. OP was asking about it being featured (in presumably American) shows and movies nowadays.

by Anonymousreply 2004/12/2019

[quote]one out of three American women will have one in her lifetime

I'm [italic]very[/italic] skeptical of that claim.

And no, I'm not saying this out of outrage, or denial, or whatever (since I couldn't care less about what breeders do).

by Anonymousreply 2104/12/2019

[quote]I think a lot more people are reluctantly pro-choice these days than just mindlessly going along with it.

Unless one has a uterus, one's reluctance is largely irrelevant.

by Anonymousreply 2204/12/2019

R15, Actually it’s your favorites , idiot conservatives who claim this .

by Anonymousreply 2304/12/2019

Paula had one on Crazy Ex-Girlfiend.

by Anonymousreply 2404/12/2019

Maude. Probably All in the Family.

Those Norman Lear TV shows had guts

by Anonymousreply 2504/14/2019

Didn't Lucy Ewing have one on DALLAS after Roger the chubby/dumpy photographer raped her.

by Anonymousreply 2604/14/2019

I feel that television's lack of courage in telling stories about abortion is why we're in the likely post Roe v Wade world we're entering today. While liberals are fighting the argument on abortion from a legalistic and rights based perspective, the reich is fighting this from a moral "women who have abortions are baby killers" angle and they are able to brainwash gullible, unintelligent people into supporting them and their positions as a result. If we are to see abortion protected (regardless of what happens at the supreme court), pro choice women and the media have to start taking the issue on again in fictional settings. There need to be pieces explaining both the consequences of having children that women are unprepared for and the consequences of pregnancies that kill the mother. Doing so will help swing the tide back to a pro choice majority. It worked in Ireland and it'll work in Argentina in due time as well.

by Anonymousreply 2704/14/2019

R26, I don’t remember if she had an abortion or if she miscarried, or found out she wasn’t actually pregnant. But she definitely considered having one. Pam tried talking her out of it.

by Anonymousreply 2804/14/2019

[quote]It worked in Ireland and it'll work in Argentina in due time as well.

Ireland was able to legalize abortion because the Catholic Church has absolutely no power there anymore.

In the US, Evangelicals have a stranglehold on public policy.

by Anonymousreply 2904/14/2019

The Verger sister had a forced abortion on Hannibal and then her brother took the fetus and stuck it inside a pig.

by Anonymousreply 3004/14/2019

Erica Kane had the first abortion in 1973.

However they rewrote it like 30 years claiming the doctor implanted the fetus in his wife. Pretty fucked up.

by Anonymousreply 3104/14/2019

One out of 3 women had an abortion? That’s a lot!

by Anonymousreply 3204/14/2019

Back in 1989, NBC made a TV movie about 'Jane Roe' and the Roe v. Wade case starring Holly Hunter and Amy Madigan, for which both actresses won Emmys. It had a brief release on VHS, never hit DVD and was never shown in reruns anywhere. Somebody should have had the balls to air it again in recent weeks to counteract that bullshit evangelical anti-abortion movie Unplanned.

NBC promo Roe vs. Wade 1989

A network promo from May 1989 for the acclaimed television movie, directed by Gregory Hoblit and starring Holly Hunter, Amy Madigan, Kathy Bates, Terry O'Qui...

by Anonymousreply 3304/14/2019

The white rich bitch dancer in the movie Fame aborted gay Leroy's baby.

by Anonymousreply 3404/14/2019

Who had the legal TV abortion first - Maude or Erica Kane?

by Anonymousreply 3504/14/2019

Maude

by Anonymousreply 3604/14/2019

Do people still have abortions?

by Anonymousreply 3704/14/2019

[Quote] The Verger sister had a forced abortion on Hannibal and then her brother took the fetus and stuck it inside a pig.

I'm kind of glad I haven't bothered to catch up on this show lol

by Anonymousreply 3804/15/2019

Ruth on GLOW had an abortion.

by Anonymousreply 3904/15/2019

The episode of Bojack Horseman (Netflix) where Sextina Aquafina makes a music video for "Get dat fetus, Kill dat fetus" is absolutely HILARIOUS.

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Plot: Diane (Bojack's biographer, Mr. Peanutbutter's wife, and Social Media Coordinator for hip-hop star Sextina Aquafina) gets pregnant & decides to have an abortion. While agonizing over the decision, she has a brain fart & accidentally tweets, "I'm having an abortion" to Aquafina's account. Aquafina embraces her subsequent unexpected surge in social-media popularity by making a music video & getting pregnant so she can have an abortion for real... live, streaming, for her fans.

Sextina Aquafina - Get Dat Fetus, Kill Dat Fetus (Bojack Horseman - Abortion Song)

Season 03 Episode 06 - BRRAP BRRAP PEW PEW Because I hate 8fps video. Re-edit of a video from https://www.youtube.com/user/madbuttface LYRICS [Verse 1] I'm a...

by Anonymousreply 4004/15/2019

And... si tu prefieres escuchar la cancion en espanol...

Sextina Aquafina - Tras el feto (Bojack Horseman - canción en español)

Fragmento de Bojack Horseman, capítulo 6 de la 3era temporada. Ver en inglés: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3MKSqUTr-A

by Anonymousreply 4104/15/2019

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Also, more than half of women who do have abortions are already moms. Not promiscuous baby-killers as the right likes to say,

Jane the Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s understated abortion plots show the value of choice

As Trump vows to repeal Roe v. Wade, the CW shows us exactly why choice matters.

by Anonymousreply 4204/15/2019

Amy had an abortion on VEEP last night, 4/14/19.

by Anonymousreply 4304/15/2019

I think originally Neve Campbell's character in Party Of Five was supposed to get an abortion. But it was deemed [italic] too controversial[/italic].

by Anonymousreply 4404/15/2019

A number of women had abortions on ER over its 15 year run.

by Anonymousreply 4504/15/2019

Back around 2012 on DOOL when gay Will had denial sex with Gabi and she got pregnant they were planning to borrow money under a false pretense and get her to a clinic. In the end she had the kid, tho.

by Anonymousreply 4604/15/2019

Claire Underwood has had three abortions in House of Cards.

by Anonymousreply 4704/15/2019

Aidy Bryant’s character had one in the 1st or 2nd episode of her new show, Shrill.

by Anonymousreply 4804/15/2019

Sad.

by Anonymousreply 4904/15/2019

Jane Roe became a pro life advocate.

The Pro-Life Legacy of Norma McCorvey

First, she was Roe in Roe v. Wade. Then she became pro-life.

by Anonymousreply 5004/15/2019

Everyone's situation is different. They ought to have options.

Yeah, you may regret it later. But we have to make decisions in life- and live with them.

by Anonymousreply 5104/15/2019

I'm glad I never got into that show Veep It seems like a waste of time.

by Anonymousreply 5204/15/2019

[quote]When Vicky found out she was knocked up with Grant Harrison's child on "Another World" in the mid-90s, for example.

Contra another poster, Another World told the first abortion story in television history -- in 1964, Pat Matthews traveled to New York with her boyfriend to have an illegal abortion.

by Anonymousreply 5304/15/2019

Veep is absolutely hysterical and anyone who thinks otherwise is a mincing prisspot.

by Anonymousreply 5404/15/2019

Maude may not have had an abortion. In the episode, she just says, "We won't have it." She didn't actually use the A word. She could have meant that she would have Florida push her down the stairs and have a miscarriage.

by Anonymousreply 5504/15/2019

[quote]Veep is absolutely hysterical and anyone who thinks otherwise is a mincing prisspot.

Veep was absolutely hysterical, like many comedies it loses its charm as it goes on too long and becomes an over the top parody of itself.

by Anonymousreply 5604/15/2019

Veep was absolutely hysterical-Bitch PLEASE. You're probably the same type of queen who says some guy is FUGLY or DROP DEAD GORGEOUS. Everything is FANTASTIC or CATASTROPHICALLY bad.

You sound BIPOLAR. You need to take your MEDS PRONTO!

by Anonymousreply 5704/15/2019

[quote]I recall shows where a character considered and talked about getting an abortion, but was always eventually talked out of it. When Vicky found out she was knocked up with Grant Harrison's child on "Another World" in the mid-90s, for example.

Also see Miranda in Sex and the City.

by Anonymousreply 5804/15/2019

Ashley Abbott aborted Victor’s baby around 1985.

by Anonymousreply 5904/15/2019

On General Hospital in 2006 or 2007, Luke Spencer’s teenage daughter Lulu aborted her boyfriend Dillon Quatermain’s baby. Lots of discussion beforehand but she did go through with it.

by Anonymousreply 6004/15/2019

IIRC, Christine on Grey's Anatomy had two abortions during her time on the show.

by Anonymousreply 6104/15/2019

R61 two? I know one was Owen's, who was the other? I think with Burke she miscarried.

by Anonymousreply 6204/15/2019

The backwards episode of China Beach where Ricki Lake's character had an abortion.

by Anonymousreply 6304/15/2019

R62 The first one was earlier in the series. I don't remember who the father was but she definitely had another one besides Owen's.

by Anonymousreply 6404/15/2019

Sophia from Golden Girls had one! Sicialian style ! With knitting needles and lots of brandy on the kitchen table!

by Anonymousreply 6504/15/2019

GG should have explored the subject by flashing back to young Blanche. I'm sure she had a few illegal scrapes back in the day.

by Anonymousreply 6604/15/2019

R13 that was Tami Akbar on the LA season. She was desperate to be a STAR (reality TV show, dating show, abortion, mouth wired shut to.lose like 5 pounds, girl group member..., I'm a slave, I'm a slave, I'm a slave to your lovin' she married basketball player Kenny Anderson but they are now divorced.

by Anonymousreply 6704/15/2019
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