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Honey, I Aborted the Kids

by Ally the Manic Listmaker
Despite abortion being legalized and/or acceptable in most countries, it is still something emotional and sometimes heartbreaking for a woman to go through. The way it is portrayed in cinema can be enlightening, disturbing, and/or a reflection of the way things are. The films either feature an abortion or a character who considers it. [ Mike Leigh on the set of Vera Drake. ] Not in the database: -Le procès de Bobigny (2006) -Our Joyful Young Days -The Road to Ruin (1934) -Quand l’amour réfleurit (1916) -The Woman Suffers (1918) - Amoki (1927, Russian silent) -Les Mauvaises recontres… Read more

Despite abortion being legalized and/or acceptable in most countries, it is still something emotional and sometimes heartbreaking for a woman to go through. The way it is portrayed in cinema can be enlightening, disturbing, and/or a reflection of the way things are. The films either feature an abortion or a character who considers it.


[ Mike Leigh on the set of Vera Drake. ]

Not in the database:
-Le procès de Bobigny (2006)
-Our Joyful Young Days
-The Road to Ruin (1934)
-Quand l’amour réfleurit (1916)
-The Woman Suffers (1918)
- Amoki (1927, Russian silent)
-Les Mauvaises recontres (Astruc)
-Living with Lincoln (documentary)

Note: I’ve included Eraserhead, because some interpretations say the film is about abortion.

“Sometimes I wish I was a woman, just so I could have an abortion.” – John Waters, who also said in 2011 that 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days was the “best abortion movie”.

Potential spoilers in the following descriptions:

In Under the Sky of Seoul, they talk about aborting to save the life of the mother.

In Intentions of Murder, a woman tells her lover that she aborted the baby for his sake and she wished she had kept the baby.

Rorschach’s mother tells him she should have had an abortion in Watchmen.

In 17 Girls, Camille decides if she wants to continue her pregnancy. There is also a discussion about how it is illegal to force minors to have an abortion.

In Au Royaume des cieux aka In the Kingdom of Heaven, a girl talks about her mother who was put away for administering abortions.

Video link: The Silent Scream (Video 1984)":http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gON-8PP6zgQ

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