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Abortion portrayal

Roswell, New Mexico (television)


Isobel discovers she's pregnant by her deceased abusive husband. She takes an alien poison in an attempt to end the pregnancy, and increases the dose until it's effective, endangering her own health in the process.

Keywords: self-induced abortion.

Episodes: Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space, Good Mother
Release date: March 23, 2020
Time setting: Present (2020)
Geographical setting: US (New Mexico)
Abortion legality: Legal
Health outcomes: Adverse physical outcome (Bleeding)
Character age: 20-29
Genre: Science Fiction
Network: CW

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