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Abortion portrayal

American Horror Story: Hotel (television)


In a flashback to 1926, Elizabeth ("The Countess") visits Dr. Charles Montgomery at the "murder house" to have an illegal abortion. Because Elizabeth is a vampire, and despite her early gestation, the abortion doesn't work and the baby is delivered full term. The baby immediately kills the assisting nurse and is embraced by his mother.

KEYWORDS: failed abortion

Episodes: Room 33
Release date: November 11, 2015
Time setting: Past (1926)
Geographical setting: US (California)
Abortion legality: Illegal
Health outcomes: Adverse physical outcome (Failed abortion)
Character age: 30-39
Genre: Horror
Network: FX

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