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Abortion portrayal

Cleveland Abduction (television)

Notes:

This film is based on the true story of Michelle Knight, who was was abducted by Ariel Castro on August 23, 2002 in Cleveland, Ohio and held hostage in his home for almost 11 years. He rapes her multiple times, she becomes pregnant, and he forces her to have abortions and beats her until she has miscarriages. 

KEYWORDS: Coerced abortion.

Release date: May 2, 2015
Time setting: Past (2002-2013)
Geographical setting: US (Ohio)
Abortion legality: Legal
Health outcomes: Adverse physical outcome (Bodily harm), Adverse psychological outcome (Bodily harm)
Character age: 20-29
Genre: Crime, Drama
Network: Lifetime

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