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Abortion portrayal

The Handmaid's Tale (television)


In this adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel depicting a society in which fertile women are completely enslaved for reproductive purposes, we see a row of figures hanging off a wall by ropes. One figure has a fetus on the hood, and we learn that it was a doctor who provided abortions.

Keywords: Provider depiction.

Episodes: Offred
Release date: April 26, 2017
Time setting: Fantasy present
Geographical setting: US (Massachusetts)
Genre: Drama
Network: Hulu

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