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Abortion portrayal

Law & Order: SVU (television)

Law & Order: SVU
Notes:

Detective Amanda Rollins is pregnant by her estranged former boyfriend. After a particularly emotional case, she feels conflicted about her pregnancy, saying "I don't know if I need another baby. I don't know if I want another baby." Her colleague, Detective Olivia Benson, is visibly appalled by the implications of this comment, and pulls up a video of Amanda's daughter on her phone to convince her of the appeal of motherhood, telling her "Regret is an awful thing to live with." When Amanda asks Olivia, "You had an abortion?" Olivia look grim and walks away without answering.

Keywords: Past abortion, pregnancy decision.

Episodes: Man Down
Release date: September 27, 2018
Time setting: Present (2018)
Geographical setting: US
Abortion legality: Legal
Health outcomes: None
Character age: 30-39
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Network: NBC

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