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Abortion portrayal

Grey's Anatomy (television)

Grey's Anatomy

Cassidy presents at the hospital after falling down the stairs. After they discover she's pregnant, the doctors think she threw herself down the stairs to end the pregnancy. She reveals that she ordered some herbs online to try and induce an abortion, but they made her dizzy, which is why she fell. She shares with the doctors that she wants an abortion because she is already struggling to make ends meet with one child, and she tried to go to a clinic with financial assistance three times but something always came up at work or with childcare. Eventually, the doctors give her abortion pills.

Keywords: self-induced abortion, medication abortion.

Episodes: Papa Don't Preach
Release date: November 7, 2019
Time setting: Present (2019)
Geographical setting: US (Washington)
Abortion legality: Legal
Health outcomes: None
Character age: 20-29
Genre: Drama, Medical
Network: ABC

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