Abortion Onscreen
Search publications
Research on Abortion
Research at ANSIRH
Research on Contraception
Research on Culture
International Research
Research on Policy
ANSIRH publications
ANSIRH publications
ANSIRH publications & resources
ANSIRH publications
ANSIRH training materials
ANSIRH training materials
ANSIRH in the Media
ANSIRH publications & resources
ANSIRH resources
ANSIRH resources
ANSIRH resources

Abortion portrayal

The Curse of Eve (film)


When young Eva Stanley comes home from college, she finds that her mother is deeply involved in the movement to rescue "wayward" girls. Eva's boyfriend John Gilbert is sent west on a government job, and Eva finds herself lonely and neglected. She is lured onto the yacht of lecherous Leo Spencer, the dissolute brother of the district attorney. Leo drugs and then seduces Eva. When John returns home he finds that Eva is pregnant. They decide it's best for Eva to have an abortion, but when the D.A. finds out about it, he has them both John and the doctor arrested.

Keywords: Provider character.

Release date: October 1, 1917
Time setting: Present (1917)
Geographical setting: US
Abortion legality: Illegal
Health outcomes: None
Character age: 20-29
Genre: Drama
Production company: Corona Cinema Corporation

Sign up for the ANSIRH Listserv

Want to stay up to date on the latest research and news from ANSIRH? Join our listserv.

Contact us

Connect with us on social media

ANSIRH is a program within the UCSF Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health and is a part of UCSF's Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences.

©2015 The Regents of the University of California