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Abortion portrayal

The Bold Type (television)

The Bold Type

Kat, a young, queer, biracial Black woman, considers running for office and is stymied when a consultant shares opposition research including an abortion she had when she was 20. She discloses her abortion to her friends, who say they will support her no matter what. She talks about it with her potential campaign manager, another Black woman, who also discloses her abortion and that a crisis pregnancy center (CPC) tried to dissuade her from having an abortion. Kat says she's nervous about being the public face of abortion, and then decides to make everything that turned up in the opposition research part of her platform: "I smoke weed sometimes, got arrested for supporting immigrants rights, and I had an abortion." She tells her friend that she wants to shut down the CPCs in her district. 

Keywords: Past abortion.

Episodes: The Deep End
Release date: April 30, 2019
Time setting: Present (2019)
Geographical setting: US (New York)
Abortion legality: Legal
Character age: 20-29
Genre: Comedy-drama
Network: FreeForm

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