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Abortion portrayal

Vera Drake (film)


Vera Drake secretly visits women and helps them induce miscarriages for unwanted pregnancies. Most of her patients have safe procedures, but after one patient almost dies, Vera is caught by authorities and is sentenced to two and a half years imprisonment. 

KEYWORDS: Provider character.

Release date: October 22, 2004
Time setting: Past (1950-1959)
Geographical setting: Non-US (England)
Abortion legality: Illegal
Health outcomes: Adverse physical outcome (Near death)
Character age: 20-29
Genre: Drama, Historical
Production company: UK Film Council

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