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Abortion portrayal

American Dreams (television)


Set in the 1960s, Helen helps a classmate recover after the sudden loss of her unborn child and is caught off-guard when she learns the truth behind the woman's loss, forcing her to wrestle with her own feelings.

Episodes: Act of Contrition
Release date: March 2, 2003
Time setting: Past
Geographical setting: US (Pennsylvania)
Abortion legality: Illegal
Health outcomes: None
Character age: Teen
Genre: Drama, Historical
Network: NBC

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