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Abortion portrayal

Palindromes (film)


Thirteen-year-old Aviva (played by eight different actors of different ages, races, and genders during the course of the film), wants to have a child, so she has sex with a family friend and becomes pregnant. Her parents force her to have an abortion, which results in infertility, but her parents keep this information from her. Aviva runs away from home and is eventually taken in by an anti-abortion foster family. The foster father assassinates abortion providers, and plans to murder the doctor who provided Aviva's abortion next. They are unsuccessful in killing the doctor, and accidentally shoot the doctor's daughter instead.

Keywords: Coerced abortion, provider character, provider violence.

Release date: September 3, 2004
Time setting: Present (2004)
Geographical setting: US
Abortion legality: Legal
Health outcomes: Adverse physical outcome (Infertility)
Character age: Teen
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Production company: Extra Large Pictures

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