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Abortion portrayal

Alfie (film)


Alfie is an unrepentant womanizer until a one-night stand with Lily, his friend's wife, leads to a pregnancy and an illegal abortion. Both Alfie and Lily are traumatized by the abortion, and Alfie breaks down in tears when he sees the fetus. He tries to change his ways by connecting with other women in his life, but it rejected and alone at the end of the film.

Release date: August 24, 1966
Time setting: Present (1966)
Geographical setting: Non-US (England)
Abortion legality: Illegal
Health outcomes: Adverse psychological outcome
Character age: 30-39
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Production company: Lewis Gilbert

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