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Abortion portrayal

Little Woods (film)

Little Woods

In this film about the difficulties of accessing healthcare in America, Ollie helps her sister Deb obtain an abortion. Deb at first considers carrying the pregnancy to term, but when faced with waiting weeks for a prenatal appointment and thousands of dollars of expenses to give birth without having health insurance, she decides to have an abortion. Ollie supports her every step of the way, including making sure she has a safe abortion instead going to a known illegal (and unsafe) provider, violating her probation to raise money for the abortion, and procuring fake Canadian health insurance cards. Deb gets an abortion in Canada and recuperates with support from her young son and Ollie.

Keywords: Pregnancy decision.

Release date: April 19, 2019
Time setting: Present (2019)
Geographical setting: US (North Dakota)
Abortion legality: Legal
Health outcomes: None
Character age: 20-29
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Production company: Automatik

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