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The Second Lady’s Abortion: What ‘House of Cards’ Got Right… and Didn’t

Robin Wright as Claire Underwood in the Netflix drama "House of Cards"

Unlike other televised representations of abortion experiences, House of Cards pulls back the curtain on the complex internal processes and external actions taken by many who have had abortions.

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Grey’s Anatomy: The Evolving Approach to Choice

After praising the writers for an episode in which one of the main characters a chooses to terminate an unintended pregnancy, I was a little disappointed with the ongoing storyline in which her marriage is now in trouble and her husband blames her for “killing my baby.” But in the bigger picture, even this can make sense.

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A Long Way from “The Very Special Episode,” A Main Character Has an Abortion on Prime Time Television

Christina (Sandra Oh) shown here in her Grey's Anatomy abortion scene.

In the season premier of Grey’s Anatomy, a main character has an abortion because she does not want to become a mother.  This is good news for reproductive rights when we think of television as both a reflection of current attitudes and means of moving them forward.

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