There were at least 60 abortion plotlines or mentions of abortion in 52 distinct TV shows from January to December 2022 — more than any other year since 2016, according to the annual “Abortion Onscreen” report from the pro-abortion organization Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health.
That outnumbers the 47 abortion plotlines in 42 shows in 2021, the report said. A third of abortion plotlines on TV portrayed barriers to access, compared to only two in 2021.
Shows that featured abortion this year include ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, NBC’s New Amsterdam, NBC’s Law & Order, MTV’s Teen Mom, Netflix’s The Hookup Plan, and Starz’s P-Valley.
The “Abortion Onscreen” report noted that wealthy white women made up the majority of characters who get abortions on TV. In reality, the report stated, the majority of people who have abortions in the U.S. are minority women.
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For curious readers:
Here is a database of all film and television depictions available to viewers in the United States in which a character obtains an abortion, or discloses having one in the past: ansirh.org