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Abortion portrayal

House, MD (television)

Notes:

When a 42-year-old pregnant woman has a stroke, the team is at a loss after all tests reveal nothing, but when her organs start shutting down Cuddy takes over the case. She surprises the team by trying risky treatments that may cause the death of both the fetus and the patient. House tries to convince her to have an abortion, but she refuses because she's already had two miscarriages. House tries to convince Cuddy of the need terminate the pregnancy, but Cuddy is not sympathetic and backs the patient's position. They end up performing a risky operation on the patient that saves both her and the fetus.

KEYWORDS: Provider character.

Episodes: Fetal Position
Release date: April 4, 2007
Time setting: Present (2007)
Geographical setting: US (New Jersey)
Health outcomes: None
Character age: 40+
Genre: Drama, Medical
Network: Fox

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