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Abortion portrayal

Guilty Parents (film)


Teenager Helen has sex with her boyfriend that leads to pregnancy. She finds a job at a dance school that she discovers serves as a front for a sex work business that supplies young women to rich men. After one of her friends is killed by an illegal abortion, Helen shoots the leader of the sex work front and is put on trial for his murder. Her lawyer blames Helen's religious fanatic mother for not providing her with sex education. Helen jumps out of the window before the audience discovers that the jury finds her not guilty.

Release date: April 2, 1934
Time setting: Present
Geographical setting: US
Abortion legality: Illegal
Health outcomes: Death
Character age: Teen
Genre: Drama
Production company: Jay-Dee-Kay Productions

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