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Abortion portrayal

The Surrogate (film)

The Surrogate

Jess agrees to be a surrogate for her close friends Josh and Aaron. When they find out that the fetus has Down's Syndrome, they disagree about what to do about the pregnancy. Josh and Aaron want her to have an abortion, and Jess wants to continue the pregnancy. In a conversation with her mother, Jess shares that she's had a past abortion, and her mother shares that she's had one too. The movie ends with Jess making an appointment for an abortion after realizing she does not want to be tied to Josh for the rest of her life.

Keywords: past abortions, mother daughter abortion disclosures.

Release date: June 12, 2020
Time setting: Present (2019)
Geographical setting: US (New York)
Abortion legality: Legal
Health outcomes: None
Genre: Drama
Production company: Tandem Pictures

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