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21st Sep '17 2:31:41 AM mdabbe
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* In UsefulNotes/{{Islam}}, the fetus is believed to gain a soul after four months so past that point abortion is impermissible. Even before that point, abortion is generally only allowed when the fetus is a threat to the mother's life.

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* In UsefulNotes/{{Islam}}, the fetus is believed to gain a soul after four months so past that point abortion is impermissible. Even Whether or not it's permissible before four months differs from scholar to scholar with stances ranging from forbidden to completely permissible. Muslims universally agree that point, abortion is generally only allowed when the fetus is a threat to the mother's life. life takes precedence over that the fetus regardless of term.
9th Sep '17 10:40:32 AM monkey60t
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* {{Averted|Trope}} in the very first TV abortion, that of the 47-year-old protagonist of ''Series/{{Maude}}''. No complications are referred to, and her family supports her choice. Her daughter's encouragement included explaining why a 47-year-old shouldn't have a baby, and Adrienne Barbeau played the daughter. Ironically, the episode aired ''before'' Roe v. Wade became law, but abortion had recently been made legal in New York, which was one of only four states to have abortion on request, with no reason required. Some people interpreted the episode as a subtle PSA regarding this fact.

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* {{Averted|Trope}} in the very first TV abortion, that of the 47-year-old protagonist of ''Series/{{Maude}}''. No complications are referred to, and her family supports her choice. Her daughter's encouragement included explaining why a 47-year-old shouldn't have a baby, and Adrienne Barbeau played the daughter.daughter, who was 27 years old, and provided her mother with an 8-year-old grandson. Ironically, the episode aired ''before'' Roe v. Wade became law, but abortion had recently been made legal in New York, which was one of only four states to have abortion on request, with no reason required. Some people interpreted the episode as a subtle PSA regarding this fact.



* After Nagisa's pregnancy is discovered in ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}} After Story'', her mother Sanae suggests abortion out of concern for [[IllGirl her health]], but Nagisa refuses, as she really wants to have the baby. Also because [[RealLifeWritesThePlot one of the series's storyboard artists was forced to abort as a teenager]], [[UnfortunateImplications and the writers didn't want to offend her]].

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* After Nagisa's pregnancy is discovered in ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}} After Story'', her mother Sanae suggests abortion out of concern for [[IllGirl her health]], but Nagisa refuses, as she really wants to have the baby. Also because [[RealLifeWritesThePlot one of the series's storyboard artists was forced to abort as a teenager]], [[UnfortunateImplications and the writers didn't want to offend her]].her by reminding her about it through having a character in the story get an abortion]].



* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', a book series that has appeared since ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'' entitled "The Real Barenziah" suggests within Part 3 that Barenziah carried on an intimate affair with Tiber Septim in which she eventually got pregnant. Barenziah wanted to keep the child. As a bastard child from a Dunmer mistress would be ''very'' inconvenient for the Emperor, he basically forced his healer to magically abort it against her will. This became a plot point in the story as the story implied she also had trouble conceiving later in life due to the limited fertility of Dunmer and the trauma of the event.

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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'', a book series that has appeared since ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'' entitled "The Real Barenziah" suggests within Part 3 that Barenziah carried on an intimate affair with Tiber Septim in which she eventually got pregnant. Barenziah wanted to keep the child. As a bastard child from a Dunmer mistress would be ''very'' inconvenient for the Emperor, Emperor (illegitimate heirs to the throne tend to do that), he basically forced his healer to magically abort it against her will. This became a plot point in the story as the story implied she also had trouble conceiving later in life due to the limited fertility of Dunmer and the trauma of the event.
5th Sep '17 9:19:54 AM FoxBluereaver
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** Played with in the Misty Gaiden. The only reason Misty's parents didn't abort her was because of the bad press it would bring them.
4th Sep '17 7:10:18 PM Peteman
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* ''Series/JessicaJones2015'': {{Averted|Trope}} hard. Hope Schlottman is the ''epitome'' of the good girl archetype who adamantly refuses to give birth to a [[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....

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* ''Series/JessicaJones2015'': {{Averted|Trope}} hard.{{Averted|Trope}}. Hope Schlottman is the ''epitome'' of the good girl archetype who adamantly refuses to give birth to a [[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....
31st Aug '17 2:13:03 PM Gowan
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* In [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/3906166/chapters/8741683 this]]''Literature/TheHobbit'' fanfic, a woman decides to have an abortion because her lover implied that he won't marry her and she knows she couldn't provide for a child on her own. Just before she takes the herbs, her lover turns up and reveals that it was a misunderstanding - in his culture, women propose, and it is considered ''rude'' for men to do so. ''Then'' her mother enters the room, sees the (poisonous) herbs, scolds her for doing something so dangerous and states that she is fully willing to invoke a ShotgunWedding as alternative.
23rd Aug '17 10:41:48 AM GrammarNavi
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* 1979 Russian film ''Film/SchoolWaltz'': Abortions weren't as stigmatized in the UsefulNotes/SovietUnion as they are in some quarters of the United States, and Zolya's mother urges her to get one so as not to be burdened by single motherhood. But after making the appointment and going to the hospital and even laying down on a bed to await her turn, Zolya changes her mind and hurriedly leaves.

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* 1979 Russian film ''Film/SchoolWaltz'': Abortions weren't as stigmatized in the UsefulNotes/SovietUnion [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn Soviet Union]] as they are in some quarters of the United States, and Zolya's mother urges her to get one so as not to be burdened by single motherhood. But after making the appointment and going to the hospital and even laying down on a bed to await her turn, Zolya changes her mind and hurriedly leaves.
20th Aug '17 11:21:30 PM jormis29
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* Played straight in the Creator/MaeveBinchy novel ''Circle Of Friends''. Nan is horrified when her lover responds to the news of her pregnancy not with a marriage proposal, but with money and the name of an abortionist, wailing, "I'm a Catholic, I couldn't kill my baby!". But averted in Binchy's first novel, ''Light A Penny Candle'', where a character goes through with one. Despite the Irish Catholic setting and the time frame, she is never regarded as a horrible person by herself or anyone else involved.

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* Played straight in the Creator/MaeveBinchy novel ''Circle Of Friends''. Nan is horrified when her lover responds to the news of her pregnancy not with a marriage proposal, but with money and the name of an abortionist, wailing, "I'm a Catholic, I couldn't kill my baby!". But averted in Binchy's first novel, ''Light A Penny Candle'', ''Literature/LightAPennyCandle'', where a character goes through with one. Despite the Irish Catholic setting and the time frame, she is never regarded as a horrible person by herself or anyone else involved.
20th Aug '17 5:06:06 PM LaughingGiraffe
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* Subverted in ''Literature/RobertsonDavies'' 'What's Bred in the Bone'. In the early 20th century, a young unmarried woman in a prominent Catholic family falls pregnant and 'of course' abortion is not to be thought of! But she's been very stressed lately, so her mother says some very hot baths, large amounts of gin and plenty of castor oil would be good for her. Also jumping vigourously up and down. [[spoiler: The young woman remains pregnant, a marriage is hastily arranged with another man, and the child is born with severe birth defects, which are prevented from ruining the family's reputation by faking the child's death and keeping him hidden in the attic until he really does die as an adult. Also, due purely to coincidence and without anyone in-story knowing it, the child's caregiver for that time is his biological father. It's a screwed-up family.]]
17th Aug '17 1:39:58 PM KrspaceT
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* ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'' averts this in the Wicke & Nephew oneshot. Wicke is specifically noted to be a carrier of a Genetic Disorder, and due to the politics of her nation screening for a male embryo possibly affected is illegal. Because she doesn't want to gamble with a potential child's life, she sees the trope more as 'Good Girls Have Abortion' in her case, accepting that she'd only have kids by adoption or stepchildren.
9th Aug '17 9:03:34 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/TheSinner'': Cora was {{raised Catholic}}, so she wouldn't have an abortion. Rather, she stepped in front of a truck. This led to a miscarriage, though she survived obviously. She seems unaware of the fact this essentially is just abortion by other means.

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* ''Series/TheSinner'': Cora was {{raised Catholic}}, so she wouldn't have an abortion. Rather, she stepped in front of a truck. This led to a miscarriage, though she survived obviously. She seems unaware of the fact this essentially is just abortion by other means. [[spoiler: It turns out that she made it all up.]]
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