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Abortion portrayal

Yellowstone (television)


Beth has a flashback to an abortion she had as a teenager. Her older brother Jaime takes her to Indian Health Services, and the woman there tries to discourage them from being seen because sterilization is required post-abortion. She encourages them to go to a Planned Parenthood in Billings, but Jaime says that "everyone will know." He goes to get his sister from the car, and does not tell her that about the sterilization requirement. It is implied that this experience is the reason she and her brother despise each other as adults. 

Keywords: past abortion.

Episodes: Cowboys and Dreamers
Release date: July 19, 2020
Time setting: Present (2020)
Geographical setting: US (Montana)
Abortion legality: Legal
Health outcomes: Adverse physical outcome (Infertility)
Character age: 20-29
Genre: Drama
Network: Paramount

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