Abortion in TV and Movies

A History of Onscreen Women and Abortion

A History of Onscreen Women and Abortion

The heated political and religious discourse on the issue of whether or not abortion should be legal has made it taboo in films and TV, so it's not often that we see the issue honestly approached on screen. However, there have been some exceptions (even if they have a tendency to portray abortion as more dangerous than it is).

It looks like this Summer's Obvious Child will be one of them. In fact, it may be the first ever romantic comedy to tackle abortion in a positive way. Let's look back at some of the memorable female characters who've wrestled with the decision to end a pregnancy on screen.

Source: Fox Searchlight