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Abortion portrayal

Being Mary Jane (television)

Being Mary Jane

Mary Jane throws a dinner party for her friends to discuss Blackness in America. Instead, she ends up insulting all of them. Her niece, Niecy, and her two children move in with Mary Jane. At work, MJ agrees to freeze her eggs on live television. Meanwhile, Mary Jane and her on-again, off-again boyfriend David discuss a past abortion and why David is with Ana, a white woman, instead of Mary Jane. 

Keywords: Past abortion.

Episodes: People in Glass Houses Shouldn't Throw Fish
Release date: February 3, 2015
Time setting: Present (2015)
Geographical setting: US (Georgia)
Abortion legality: Legal
Health outcomes: None
Character age: 30-39
Genre: Drama, Romance
Network: BET

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