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Abortion portrayal

The Binding (Il Legame) (film)

The Binding

A young woman, Ada, haunts her ex-boyfriend’s (Francesco) fiancée’s young daughter to reclaim a soul in exchange for the pregnancy she lost caused by a coerced, botched ritual abortion by Francesco, who wasn’t ready to have a child.

Keywords: illegal abortion, coerced abortion, magical abortion.

Release date: October 2, 2020
Time setting: Present (2020)
Geographical setting: Non-US (Italy)
Abortion legality: Illegal
Health outcomes: Death (Became possessed by demons)
Character age: 20-29
Genre: Drama, Horror
Production company: HT Film

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