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Abortion portrayal

Unborn Souls (film)


Young, progressive Dr. Kent tries to convince the district attorney to go after an illegal abortion business and help open a birth control clinic. When Dr. Kent is dismissed from his hospital under suspicion of performing an illegal abortion, he decides to open the birth control clinic himself. He's approached by Dr. Paris, the head of the illegal abortion business, and Dr. Kent pretends to work with him in order to gather evidence in a case against him. Dr. Paris becomes suspicious of Dr. Kent, and sends a patient to Kent for care after an illegal abortion. Dr. Paris informs the DA that an illegal procedure is happening at Dr. Ken's clinic, and when the DA raids the clinic, he discovers that it's his daughter who needs help recovering from the abortion. The DA tries to frame Dr. Kent for a death of another patient from an illegal abortion. Dr. Paris is finally brought to trial by a former patient, who ultimately kills both him and herself.

Keywords: Provider character.

Release date: January 1, 1939
Time setting: Present (1939)
Geographical setting: US
Abortion legality: Illegal
Health outcomes: Death
Character age: 20-29
Genre: Crime, Drama
Production company: Del Frazier

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