History Main / GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion

30th Apr '16 8:36:22 PM Fireblood
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''{{Series/Outlander}}'': Louise de Rohan asks Claire to give her an abortifacient after she becomes pregnant due to her affair with Prince Charles. However, Claire warns her that the herb used is highly toxic and very risky to take. She eventually changes her mind and passes the baby off as her husband's.
26th Apr '16 6:33:26 PM Winters15
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

*** 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.
14th Apr '16 5:55:55 AM DrOO7
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''Film/LookWhosTalking'', Molly gets pregnant as a result of her relationship with a married man. When she tells him about the baby, she makes it abundantly clear that despite the unfavorable circumstances, "This baby is you and me and I'm ''not'' having an abortion." He quickly assures her that he doesn't want her to.



* Also played straight on ''Series/TheYoungAndTheRestless, when Sharon got pregnant to shore up her marriage to Nick. His angry reaction (they had agreed to wait a while before having children) made her decide to terminate the pregnancy, only for Nick to barge into the exam room and talk her out of it. But averted with Ashley, who not only had one because she wrongly assumed that her husband Victor didn't want the baby, but had a nervous breakdown when she learned that he did.

to:

* Also played straight on ''Series/TheYoungAndTheRestless, ''Series/TheYoungAndTheRestless'', when Sharon got pregnant to shore up her marriage to Nick. His angry reaction (they had agreed to wait a while before having children) made her decide to terminate the pregnancy, only for Nick to barge into the exam room and talk her out of it. But averted with Ashley, who not only had one because she wrongly assumed that her husband Victor didn't want the baby, but had a nervous breakdown when she learned that he did.
2nd Apr '16 11:09:26 AM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''EastEnders'' erstwhile single-mother Michelle matter-of-factly aborted her husband's baby, after rejecting abortion while she was pregnant the first time. The difference was partly that she loved the father of the first child, the notorious Dirty Den, and didn't actually love her husband, weedy Lofty. Sadly, Lofty had wanted the baby, and this led to the break-up of their marriage (and arguably a better future for all concerned).

to:

* In ''EastEnders'' ''Series/EastEnders'' erstwhile single-mother Michelle matter-of-factly aborted her husband's baby, after rejecting abortion while she was pregnant the first time. The difference was partly that she loved the father of the first child, the notorious Dirty Den, and didn't actually love her husband, weedy Lofty. Sadly, Lofty had wanted the baby, and this led to the break-up of their marriage (and arguably a better future for all concerned).
31st Mar '16 4:38:26 PM eroock
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* {{Discussed}} in ''Film/{{TheDoors}}'': During Jim's breakdown toward the end, at least two women claim to be pregnant. In one scene, he talks over the matter with Patricia. She wants to keep the baby and raise it ("It would be a genius."), Jim is against raising it ("It would be a monster."). She says she doesn't like "the other fucking thing, either." Although Jim offers to pay for the abortion and support her through it the idea upsets Patricia, although she's so far been shown as a feminist and a practicing white witch (the very women who might have been persecuted for providing abortifacients in the past). The outcome isn't shown, and Jim flies to Paris shortly after.

to:

* {{Discussed}} in ''Film/{{TheDoors}}'': ''Film/TheDoors'': During Jim's breakdown toward the end, at least two women claim to be pregnant. In one scene, he talks over the matter with Patricia. She wants to keep the baby and raise it ("It would be a genius."), Jim is against raising it ("It would be a monster."). She says she doesn't like "the other fucking thing, either." Although Jim offers to pay for the abortion and support her through it the idea upsets Patricia, although she's so far been shown as a feminist and a practicing white witch (the very women who might have been persecuted for providing abortifacients in the past). The outcome isn't shown, and Jim flies to Paris shortly after.
31st Mar '16 4:37:19 PM eroock
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In ''Film/JohnnyBelinda'', Belinda is a deaf-mute and somewhat slow. She's pretty happy about having her rapist's baby although it's not entirely clear if she could even make the connection between the incident and her pregnancy.
24th Mar '16 7:11:07 PM Fireblood
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Series/TheAmericans'': Averted with Nina, who's mentioned to have had an abortion in the past but is not portrayed badly for it. In fact, she's probably one of the nicest characters. The father, her estranged husband, seems to not hold it against her or be upset, merely speculative as to how things would have been different if she had kept it.
21st Mar '16 6:17:18 AM Fireblood
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Averted in ''Literature/GuardiansOfTheFlame'': When Andy-Andy becomes pregnant, Karl (the father) gives his immediate support to whatever choice she makes, even saying he would perform a D&C himself, despite having no medical training (reasoning their healing potions will fix any damage). She ultimately decides against abortion, and they have a son, though it's made clear it would have been perfectly acceptable.

to:

* Averted in ''Literature/GuardiansOfTheFlame'': When Andy-Andy becomes pregnant, Karl (the father) gives his immediate support to whatever choice she makes, even saying he would perform a D&C himself, despite having no medical training (reasoning their healing potions will fix any damage). She ultimately decides against abortion, and they have a son, though it's made clear it would have been perfectly acceptable. In his internal thoughts, Karl specifically disclaims the idea that a blastocyst is a person.



* In ''Series/SexAndTheCity'', Miranda got pregnant and went for an abortion, but decided to keep the baby at the last minute, though it is mentioned in the same episode that Carrie and Samantha have both had abortions in the past (and Carrie, while shown not to regret her decision, says she still doesn't feel "normal" about it even years later).

to:

* In ''Series/SexAndTheCity'', Miranda got pregnant and went for an abortion, but decided to keep the baby at the last minute, though it is mentioned in the same episode that Carrie and Samantha have both had abortions in the past (and Carrie, while shown not to regret her decision, says she still doesn't feel "normal" about it even years later). Miranda was actually sitting in the doctor's office before deciding not to go through with it, despite the uncertainty of her relationship with the baby's father, and declaring, "I can't have a baby. I could barely find the time to schedule this abortion."



** Played with when Jenna got pregnant. She was in denial about it for so long that by the time she found out, she was already far enough along that an abortion would not have been recommended. The father, KC, was quite mad at her about that. Played very straight with Clare: When she finds out she's pregnant she immediately books an abortion. But after a scare with vaginal bleeding, she's relieved when the fetus is okay and the doctor informs her that it was quite a miracle that she was able to conceive at all so soon after beating cancer. This causes the very ambitious Clare to choose to keep the child, despite wanting to go to university and get back together with her ex-boyfriend, who is not the father ([[WhosYourDaddy or so she thinks]]).

to:

** Played with when Jenna got pregnant. She was in denial about it for so long that by the time she found out, she was already far enough along that an abortion would not have been recommended. The father, KC, was quite mad at her about that. Played very straight with Clare: When when she finds out she's pregnant she immediately books an abortion. But after a scare with vaginal bleeding, she's relieved when the fetus is okay and the doctor informs her that it was quite a miracle that she was able to conceive at all so soon after beating cancer. This causes the very ambitious Clare to choose to keep the child, despite wanting to go to university and get back together with her ex-boyfriend, who is not the father ([[WhosYourDaddy or so she thinks]]).



** Played straight again in another episode, where Gently arrests an abortionist he catches about to begin the procedure. She had previously {{discussed}} it with him, as a hypothetical scenario, and claimed that abortion was for the general good because most of the women coming to her were unable to care for a child, and claimed that abortion would soon be legalised anyway. Unusually Gently, who is for racial tolerance, gay rights, and multiculturalism, is completely opposed to abortion, whereas Bacchus, who would be somewhere between Jack Regan and Gene Hunt if he weren't on a tight leash, is more open to the idea of legalization (perhaps because of his own [[spoiler:ShotgunMarriage]]).

to:

** Played straight again in another episode, where Gently arrests an abortionist he catches about to begin the procedure. She had previously {{discussed}} it with him, as a hypothetical scenario, and claimed that abortion was for the general good because most of the women coming to her were unable to care for a child, and claimed that abortion would soon be legalised legalized anyway. Unusually Gently, who is for racial tolerance, gay rights, and multiculturalism, is completely opposed to abortion, whereas Bacchus, who would be somewhere between Jack Regan and Gene Hunt if he weren't on a tight leash, is more open to the idea of legalization (perhaps because of his own [[spoiler:ShotgunMarriage]]).



* In ''Series/SexAndTheCity'', Miranda is actually sitting in the doctor's office before deciding not to go through with it, despite the uncertainty of her relationship with the baby's father, and declaring, "I can't have a baby. I could barely find the time to schedule this abortion."
20th Mar '16 9:40:56 PM RobertMacQuarrie1
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Averted in ''ComicBook/Invincible''. During the course of their relationship, Atom Eve becomes pregnant with Invincible's child. Shortly thereafter, Invincible leaves Earth to take part in a cosmic war and is gone for months, with Eve never telling him she's with child. When he returns, Eve tearfully tells him that she had an abortion, feeling that she wasn't ready to have a child by herself since there was a very real possibility that Invincible wouldn't come back. Invincible doesn't criticize her for having the abortion, instead lamenting that he wasn't there for her during her time of need.
14th Mar '16 11:29:35 AM DrOO7
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In ''Series/SexAndTheCity'', Miranda is actually sitting in the doctor's office before deciding not to go through with it, despite the uncertainty of her relationship with the baby's father, and declaring, "I can't have a baby. I could barely find the time to schedule this abortion."
This list shows the last 10 events of 555. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion