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Abortion on TV and Film

When abortion patients, providers, and procedures are portrayed accurately in TV episodes and films, it can help dispel myths and misinformation about abortion. On the other hand, when abortion is portrayed inaccurately as rare or dangerous, it may reinforce stigmatizing beliefs about abortion and influence support for anti-abortion policies. At ANSIRH, we track and analyze these plotlines, and examine how they impact our broader cultural understanding of abortion. For a year-by-year listing of abortion portrayals on film and TV in the United States, see our comprehensive Abortion Onscreen Database

To learn more about ANSIRH's annual analysis of television and film portrayals of abortion, or to learn more about the project, visit our study on Abortion Onscreen.


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