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Abortion portrayal

Mercy Street (television)


In the early years of the civil war, Aurelia self-induces an abortion that leaves her injured, and a surgeon and his assistant have to operate to save her life.

KEYWORDS: Pregnancy decision, self-induced abortion.

Episodes: The Belle Alliance
Release date: February 7, 2016
Time setting: Past
Geographical setting: US (Virginia)
Abortion legality: Illegal
Health outcomes: Adverse physical outcome (Uterine perforation; intervention (other/major); infertility)
Character age: 20-29
Genre: Drama, Historical, Medical
Network: PBS

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