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Abortion portrayal

Degrassi High (television)


In part 1, Erica has missed her period and fears she may be pregnant, but a test comes out negative. 

In part 2, Erica confirms the pregnancy and only tells her sister Heather about it. She decides to have an abortion and Heather disapproves of this, trying to convince her not to have an abortion. Ultimately, Heather says she disagrees with the decision but accompanies Erica to the clinic to support her.

KEYWORDS: Pregnancy decision.

Episodes: A New Start: Part 1, A New Start: Part 2
Release date: November 7, 1989
Time setting: Present
Geographical setting: Non-US (Canada)
Abortion legality: Legal
Health outcomes: None
Character age: Teen
Genre: Drama, Young Adult
Network: PBS

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