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Abortion portrayal

Star (television)


At the end of the last season, Alex found out that she's pregnant. In this episode, Alex shares that had a miscarriage, but doesn't want to talk about it with anyone, including her boyfriend Derek. We learn in a flashback that she had an abortion. We see her in a hospital operating room with an oxygen mask over her face, and she says, "I can't believe I'm having an abortion." A heart monitor beeps in the background, and a medical professional counts backwards from 10. 

In a later episode, in the midst of breaking up, Alex confesses to Derek that she had an abortion. He says that he is angry that she lied, and that he would have supported her.

Keywords: Past abortion, abortion provider.

Episodes: The Winner Takes it All , May the Best Manager Win, Rise from the Ashes
Release date: September 28, 2017
Time setting: Present (2017)
Geographical setting: US (Georgia)
Abortion legality: Legal
Health outcomes: None
Character age: 20-29
Genre: Drama, Musical
Network: FX

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