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Abortion portrayal

The Last King of Scotland (film)

The Last King of Scotland

This is a historical adaptation of a novel of the same name, covering the regime of a horrifically violent Ugandan dictator Idi Amin through the eyes of his white Scottish physician. During the course of the film, Amin's wife Kay discovers she's pregnant and begs the physician to perform an abortion. He agrees, but then does not show up at the prearranged time. She obtains an illegal abortion at a nearby village, but is captured by her husband's forces and tortured to death. 

Keywords: Illegal abortion.

Release date: September 27, 2006
Time setting: Past (1970-1979)
Geographical setting: Non-US (Uganda)
Abortion legality: Illegal
Health outcomes: Death
Character age: 20-29
Genre: Drama, Historical
Production company: Fox Searchlight Pictures

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