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26th Jun '16 2:12:49 AM Minni128
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* In ''Fanfic/KiryuuinChronicles'', the issue isn't brought up but it does seem to be implied, considering Ragyou didn't see any other way out of marrying her abusive husband while pregnant with [[spoiler: Satsuki]] besides being disowned, then again, the possibility that, if she didn't marry her abusive husband, her family might have disowned her anyway (whether she terminated the pregnancy or not) cannot be ruled out either.

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* In ''Fanfic/KiryuuinChronicles'', the issue isn't brought up but it does seem to be implied, considering Ragyou didn't see any other way out of marrying her abusive husband while pregnant with [[spoiler: Satsuki]] besides being disowned, then again, the possibility that, if she didn't marry her abusive husband, her family might have disowned her anyway (whether she terminated the pregnancy or not) cannot be ruled out either. Either way, she elects to keep her pregnancy.
22nd Jun '16 4:10:16 PM Minni128
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* In ''Fanfic/KiryuuinChronicles'', the issue isn't brought up but it does seem to be implied, considering Ragyou didn't see any other way out of marrying her abusive husband [[spoiler: while pregnant with Satsuki]] besides being disowned, then again, the possibility that her family might have disowned her anyway cannot be ruled out either.

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* In ''Fanfic/KiryuuinChronicles'', the issue isn't brought up but it does seem to be implied, considering Ragyou didn't see any other way out of marrying her abusive husband [[spoiler: while pregnant with [[spoiler: Satsuki]] besides being disowned, then again, the possibility that that, if she didn't marry her abusive husband, her family might have disowned her anyway (whether she terminated the pregnancy or not) cannot be ruled out either.
20th Jun '16 5:56:41 PM Fireblood
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** A later episode subverted the trope as it followed [[Creator/SharonSmall Nora Harding]]'s increasingly desperate attempts to induce a miscarriage. Her story was played utterly for sympathy -- she already had eight children and could hardly afford to feed and shelter them as it was -- and everyone who finds out are only worried that Nora will inadvertently hurt herself in her attempts to abort. The episode dealt with the issue of the invention of birth control, and how that would have saved her all of the heartbreak and stress she went through. Ultimately, Nora resorts to a back-alley abortion and nearly dies from septicemia. Sister Julienne tells Jenny that this is far from the first time she's dealt with the situation, and knows exactly what to tell the doctor so that the woman can get the necessary care without being arrested for an illegal abortion. The end of the episode discusses how birth control was brought about soon enough that the woman's daughters and granddaughters were spared the same ordeals.
*** Another episode features a [[IllGirl teenage diabetic]] getting pregnant by why her mother considers unsuitable lower class boyfriend. The mother pressures her to have an abortion for her health, as being a pregnant diabetic at that time was very dangerous, but she wants to keep the baby. She and the father run away together only for her to get terribly sick. When they're found, the mother puts her in the hospital to have the abortion. It's portrayed pretty tragically for everyone.

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** A later episode subverted the trope as it followed [[Creator/SharonSmall Nora Harding]]'s increasingly desperate attempts to induce a miscarriage.abortion. Her story was played utterly for sympathy -- she already had eight children and could hardly afford to feed and shelter them as it was -- and everyone who finds out are only worried that Nora will inadvertently hurt herself in her attempts to abort. The episode dealt with the issue of the invention of birth control, and how that would have saved her all of the heartbreak and stress she went through. Ultimately, Nora resorts to a back-alley abortion and nearly dies from septicemia. Sister Julienne tells Jenny that this is far from the first time she's dealt with the situation, and knows exactly what to tell the doctor so that the woman can get the necessary care without being arrested for an illegal abortion. The end of the episode discusses how birth control was brought about soon enough that the woman's daughters and granddaughters were spared the same ordeals.
*** Another episode features a [[IllGirl teenage diabetic]] getting pregnant by why what her mother considers an unsuitable lower class boyfriend. The mother pressures her to have an abortion for her health, as being a pregnant diabetic at that time was very dangerous, but she wants to keep the baby. She and the father run away together only only, for her to get terribly sick. When they're found, the mother puts her in the hospital to have the abortion. It's portrayed pretty tragically for everyone.


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* ''Series/TheGoodWife'': Discussed and averted. Diana is a supporter of abortion rights, while her client R. D. opposes it, and they have an informal debate about it, but later respectfully agree to disagree. On the other hand Nisa, Zack's girlfriend, is the only character mentioned to have had an abortion. This is treated neutrally, with no comment either way. Alicia is only upset that she didn't know Zack was having sex, and if the reveal could be bad for Peter's political career given the controversial issue.
18th Jun '16 4:28:35 PM Minni128
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* In ''Fanfic/Kiryuuin Chronicles'', the issue isn't brought up but it does seem to be implied, considering Ragyou didn't see any other way out of marrying her abusive husband [[spoiler: while pregnant with Satsuki]] besides being disowned, then again, the possibility that her family might have disowned her anyway cannot be ruled out either.

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* In ''Fanfic/Kiryuuin Chronicles'', ''Fanfic/KiryuuinChronicles'', the issue isn't brought up but it does seem to be implied, considering Ragyou didn't see any other way out of marrying her abusive husband [[spoiler: while pregnant with Satsuki]] besides being disowned, then again, the possibility that her family might have disowned her anyway cannot be ruled out either.
18th Jun '16 4:24:08 PM Minni128
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* In ''Kiryuuin Chronicles'', the issue isn't brought up but it does seem to be implied, considering Ragyou didn't see any other way out of marrying her abusive husband [[spoiler: while pregnant with Satsuki]] besides being disowned, then again, the possibility that her family might have disowned her anyway cannot be ruled out either.

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* In ''Kiryuuin ''Fanfic/Kiryuuin Chronicles'', the issue isn't brought up but it does seem to be implied, considering Ragyou didn't see any other way out of marrying her abusive husband [[spoiler: while pregnant with Satsuki]] besides being disowned, then again, the possibility that her family might have disowned her anyway cannot be ruled out either.
18th Jun '16 8:49:07 AM Minni128
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* In ''Manga/AkkanBaby'', just about everybody suggests that Shigeru and Yuki may want to give up their child. "I don't want to kill the baby!" are practically ArcWords.

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* In ''Manga/AkkanBaby'', just about everybody suggests that Shigeru and Yuki may want to give up their child.child (as in, for adoption). "I don't want to kill the baby!" are practically ArcWords.


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*In ''Kiryuuin Chronicles'', the issue isn't brought up but it does seem to be implied, considering Ragyou didn't see any other way out of marrying her abusive husband [[spoiler: while pregnant with Satsuki]] besides being disowned, then again, the possibility that her family might have disowned her anyway cannot be ruled out either.
*In the fourth of the ''Gensokyo20XX'' series, this is played with and implied with subtly, as Yuuka notes that she is glad that society has collapsed because to think of what sort of advice a person could give to an emotionally fragile Ran would be horrid. Made a tad more explicit, all the while still being implied, later on, when Sakuya suggests she drink some herbal tea, to which she responds rather horrified, implying she knew [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abortifacient what Sakuya could be talking about]] (we don't know if that was what a kid Sakuya ''really'' meant).
10th Jun '16 8:29:53 PM dmcreif
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* ''Series/JessicaJones2015'': {{Averted}} hard. Hope is the ''epitome'' of the good girl archetype who adamantly refuses to give birth to a ChildByRape, and pays her cellmate to beat her up so she will miscarry. When that does not work, Jessica helps her procure abortion pills, and after she physically recovers from the experience she's shown to stand by her decision not to go through with the pregnancy.

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* ''Series/JessicaJones2015'': {{Averted}} hard. Hope Schlottman is the ''epitome'' of the good girl archetype who adamantly refuses to give birth to a ChildByRape, [[ChildByRape child by Kilgrave]], and pays her cellmate to beat her up so she will miscarry. When that does not work, Jessica helps her procure abortion pills, and after she physically recovers from the experience she's shown to stand by her decision not to go through with the pregnancy. Considering that in the comics, all of Kilgrave's children inherited his MindRape powers, this was probably the best course of action....
8th Jun '16 9:11:06 PM Fireblood
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** In "Baby Talk", a man who dumped is girlfriend after he got her pregnant is convinced by his uncle and a doctor that abortion is murder. The guy finally rempents to God reunites with his ex just before she goes to the clinic.

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** In "Baby Talk", a man who dumped is his girlfriend after he got her pregnant is convinced by his uncle and a doctor that abortion is murder. The guy finally rempents repents to God and reunites with his ex just before she goes to the clinic.
8th Jun '16 7:42:16 AM Silverblade2
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* ''ComicBook/ChickTracts'', obviously.

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* ''ComicBook/ChickTracts'', obviously.''ComicBook/ChickTracts'':
** In "Baby Talk", a man who dumped is girlfriend after he got her pregnant is convinced by his uncle and a doctor that abortion is murder. The guy finally rempents to God reunites with his ex just before she goes to the clinic.
** In "Who Murdered Clarice?", God sentences a doctor who performed an abortion to hell along with his "accomplices".
6th Jun '16 5:41:41 AM Fireblood
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Part of the reason for this is to both avoid the wrath of the MoralGuardians, and as well as avoid polarizing the audience (though this can happen anyway if her decision not to abort is made in a hamfisted manner)[[note]]Only 50% of people support Abortion On Demand, with the other 50% either only approving of abortion under severe circumstances or never approving at all. [[/note]], but it's mostly because if the character had an abortion and everyone went home happy, [[RuleOfDrama it would make for an uninteresting and/or short story]]. Writing a character who has an abortion and feels ambivalent or uneasy about her choice is generally verboten. However, if the character decides to keep the child, a large avenue of potential plot lines opens up for the writer to exploit. For example, new Characters, all manner of CharacterDevelopment and WeddingAndEngagementTropes, etc.

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Part of the reason for this is to both avoid the wrath of the MoralGuardians, and as well as avoid polarizing the audience (though this can happen anyway if her decision not to abort is made in a hamfisted manner)[[note]]Only 50% of people Americans support Abortion On Demand, abortion on demand, with the other 50% either only approving of abortion under severe circumstances or never approving at all. [[/note]], but it's mostly because if the character had an abortion and everyone went home happy, [[RuleOfDrama it would make for an uninteresting and/or short story]]. Writing a character who has an abortion and feels ambivalent or uneasy about her choice is generally verboten. However, if the character decides to keep the child, a large avenue of potential plot lines opens up for the writer to exploit. For example, new Characters, all manner of CharacterDevelopment and WeddingAndEngagementTropes, etc.
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