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Abortion portrayal

The Choice (television)

Notes:

Michael and Lisa, both 20, live together for a year and are certain that once they'll marry and have children together. Unfortunately just before they want to move to another town where Mike could get a good job, Lisa discovers that she's pregnant. So she has to decide if she'll tell Michael or have an abortion secretly. If she tells him, she's sure, he'll want to keep the child but later regret it because it ruined their future. Lisa asks her mother for help; surprisingly she learns that her mother once had to make the same decision and decided to have an abortion. She tells us her story, which includes supporting other women through their abortions.

Keywords: Pregnancy decision, past abortion.

Release date: February 11, 1981
Time setting: Present (1981)
Geographical setting: US
Abortion legality: Legal
Health outcomes: None
Character age: 20-29
Genre: Drama
Network: CBS

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