'''Basic Trope''': A sympathetic character faced with an unplanned and/or unwanted pregnancy will ''always'' keep the baby, no matter what.
* '''Straight''': [[TheProtagonist Alice]] becomes pregnant, and Betty suggests that Alice have an abortion. Alice is shocked that Betty would suggest such a thing, and decides to keep the baby.
* '''Exaggerated''':
** Alice's lifestyle or career makes it such that having a baby would be extraordinarily difficult, and despite knowing this full well, she decides to have the baby.
** [[ChildByRape The child was conceived as a result of rape or incest]], and Alice decides she still wants the baby.
** Going through with the pregnancy would put Alice's life in danger, and Alice still goes through with the pregnancy.
** The ObviouslyEvil [[TheEmpire Empire]] is the only place where abortion is even legal; everywhere else it is punishable by execution and the work treats this like a fair punishment.
* '''Downplayed''': Alice gives the baby up for adoption.
* '''Justified''':
** Alice knows the unplanned pregnancy was the result of her and Bob not being careful enough, and she has a philosophy of owning up to her mistakes.
** Alice was RaisedCatholic, and abortion is [[AgainstMyReligion against her religious or moral beliefs]] unless her life is in danger.
** Alice wants to be pregnant so that [[TheBabyTrap Bob will feel sorry for her and marry her.]]
** Alice believes that BabiesMakeEverythingBetter.
** Alice is a politician who has expressed a very strongly pro-life stance; terminating the pregnancy would get her (rightly) branded a {{Hypocrite}}, and she'd lose constituents.
** In this setting, abortion is not legal, and therefore the procedure involves going to a BackAlleyDoctor who ''may'' be more concerned about [[MoneyDearBoy the bottom line]] than the patient's safety (or worse, [[NightmareFuel doing it herself at home]]); Alice doesn't want to take the risk.
** The story is set at a time when really ''any'' medical procedure was only dubiously safe at best.
** Alice's [[AbusiveParents parents]] [[KickTheDog tried to abort her]], so she does not want to follow their footsteps.
** Due to the population having been heavily depleted by the ForeverWar, both sides employ the PropagandaMachine to make sure everybody is having as many children as possible to replace the ones who grow up to die in battle. As such, abortion is treated as unpatriotic.
* '''Inverted''':
** [[TheVamp Lilith Badgirl]] gets pregnant and decides to keep the baby, she can raise it down her dark path.
** Alice opts to terminate her pregnancy, and this is treated as the [[MercyKill most merciful option]] due to the [[CrapsackWorld genuinely horrible state of her world]].
* '''Subverted''':
** Alice ponders the possibility of having an abortion.
** Alice doesn't keep the baby.
** Alice has a ConvenientMiscarriage anyway.
* '''Double Subverted''':
** Alice decides against it for whatever reason(s), perhaps after someone in her life gives her a WhatTheHellHero.
** Instead, she decides to [[TakeAThirdOption put it up for adoption]].
** Alice [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone feels immensely guilty for getting an abortion]], and [[DrivenToSuicide cannot live with her actions]].
** Alice getting an abortion is treated as crossing the MoralEventHorizon.
** Alice was lying; her "miscarriage" was really an abortion that she had in secret.
* '''Parodied''': Lilith Badgirl terminates her pregnancy, and is treated as scum for doing so, but Alice terminates her pregnancy and the other characters [[ProtagonistCenteredMorality either don't comment on it, or laud her for doing it]].
* '''Zig Zagged''': After a long mental debate, Alice finally decides to get an abortion, but as she enters the clinic, she guilts herself out of it. She loses consciousness during labor, and it turns out to be a miscarriage. Then it turns out one of the nurses, who is infertile, switched around her paperwork and kidnapped the baby. Alice confronts her and the nurse says she knows that Alice didn't actually want the baby, offering to at least let her visit now and then, but then...
* '''Averted''':
** Alice has an abortion, and her friends know but don't care; perhaps [[AuthorTract the author is zealously pro-abortion and insists on reflecting this in the work]].
** Alice doesn't get pregnant to begin with.
** The pregnancy is something she wants and is prepared to handle.
* '''Enforced''':
** "We don't want to bring religion or politics [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotDidactic into this]] and polarize the audience, so [[ElephantInTheLivingRoom we'll just avoid the issue]]."
** [[RuleOfDrama "Alice's unwanted pregnancy opens up lots of new plot possibilities; why throw that away by having her abort?"]]
** [[BabiesMakeEverythingBetter "We want a cute baby on this show!"]]
** [[RealLifeWritesThePlot The actress who portrays Alice is pregnant with a baby she fully intends to keep, and the writers need to explain the bump to the audience.]]
* '''Lampshaded''': "[[WhatTheHellHero How could you]] even ''suggest'' such a thing, Betty?!"
* '''Invoked''': Alice, a devout Catholic, is seduced by her boyfriend Bob, and winds up pregnant outside of wedlock.
* '''Exploited''': Alice publishes a book on why she chose to keep her baby, and she becomes a leader of the anti-abortion movement.
* '''Defied''':
** Alice decides that having the baby will cause problems for her (and that she is not cut out to be a mother and/or can't support a child), and heads to the nearest abortion clinic.
** Alice is extremely poor, and knows that having her baby will get her an increase in welfare.
* '''Discussed''':
** "I heard Alice decided ''not'' to have the baby."
** "Bob, I don't care if you don't want to be a father. I'm not getting an abortion and I'm angry you'd even ask!"
* '''Conversed''': "The characters on this show sure can be cruel. What Alice needs is the support of those around her, not judgment."
* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': [[WriterOnBoard The author is very outspokenly pro-life.]]
* '''Deconstructed''':
** Alice is being influenced by others' opinions at a time when what she really needs is support, not judgment.
** Exactly what kind of life can we expect Alice's unplanned, unwanted baby to have, exactly? Especially with Alice probably resenting her own child due to the circumstances of their birth...
* '''Reconstructed''': Alice makes the best decision for herself and her situation, and her friends and family are supportive of her (whether they support her decision or not.)
* '''Played For Laughs''': Betty suggests that Alice have an abortion. Alice takes her to the bathroom and washes her mouth out with soap for daring to say the "A" word.
* '''Played For Drama''': The story is all about Alice not wanting an abortion, and whether or not she can withstand the pressure from her boyfriend and her family for her to get an abortion.
* '''Untwisted''': Alice has an abortion, and other characters don't comment on it, but only because [[WhatYouAreInTheDark they didn't know about it in the first place]].
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