abortion

Colorblind Justice: “Unpregnant” Is Too White to Be Revolutionary

While Unpregnant succeeds in illustrating a larger thesis about the state-sanctioned roadblocks to abortion, it fails at developing its supporting characters.

Stories Unmasked: The Two-Pronged Genius of “Portrait of a Lady on Fire’s” Abortion Scene

Céline Sciamma’s work applies warmth and connection to an act made to seem harsh and cold. Read more »

Overstating Ohio: How “Law & Order: SVU” Increased Stigma about Abortion Bans

Evangeline’s story is more common than SVU would have us believe. Read more »

“Unpregnant” Offers a Radical Normalization of Abortion and Reproductive Health

Even in a time where reproductive choice is in terrifying peril, it’s still possible to feel empowered in our choices­­—including the choice to laugh. Read more »

TV Has Shifted Our Cultural Perception of Who Has Abortions

While TV shows are still learning how to tell accurate and authentic stories about marginalized people who have abortions, there have been a few examples that have had lasting impact. Read more »

You Can Laugh If You Want To: “Veep,” “Shrill,” and TV’s Abortion Plotlines

Abortion no longer requires a Very Special Episode. Read more »

Beyond the Back Alley: “Call the Midwife” and TV’s Stubborn Abortion Binary

To date, TV has told only a small, self-evident part of illegal abortion’s history. Read more »

In Good Faith: Christ Was There for Me during My Abortion

When I tell my abortion story, I never forget to mention faith. Read more »

BitchTapes: Pro-Choice Anthems

Given the onslaught of anti-choice legislation, this playlist is right on time. Read more »

Preparing for a Post-Roe America: A Q&A with Robin Marty

Robin Marty’s Handbook for Post-Roe America is the resource guide for anyone who wants to dedicate their time, money, energy—or all of the above—to keeping abortion accessible in this country while it’s legal, and even if it’s not. Read more »

There Will Be Blood: The Precarious Politics of Representing Abortion Onscreen

In reality, abortion is a simple, fast, safe medical procedure.  Read more »

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Films and TV Portray Abortion as More Dangerous Than It Is

Films and television shows tend to present a skewed portrayal of abortion—when fictional movies and TV shows include a plotline about abortion... Read more »