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Abortion portrayal

Street Corner (film)


The movie revolves around Lois Marsh, a high school girl who discovers that she is pregnant by her boyfriend, Bob Mason. She and Bob decide to marry in secret, but Bob dies in a car accident on his way to meet Lois. Lois then confides in a waitress who directs her to a neighborhood abortionist. After the abortionist completes the procedure, Lois passes out on the street. She is immediately brought to her family doctor where she tells him what has happened. The doctor admits Lois to the hospital and informs her parents about the abortion. The movie concludes with the doctor giving a sex education lecture to teens and their parents using graphic, visual depictions of venereal disease, female anatomy, pregnancy, and childbirth. [Summary via Wikipedia

Keywords: Provider character.

Release date: October 3, 1949
Time setting: Present (1949)
Geographical setting: US
Abortion legality: Illegal
Health outcomes: Adverse physical outcome (Hospitalization)
Character age: 20-29
Genre: Drama
Production company: Wilshire Pictures Corp.

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