Jonita Davis wrote this article for YES! Magazine. Jonita is an Indiana writer who works regularly on social and cultural topics. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, the Guardian, The Fix, People’s World and more. You can read her work at www.jonitadavis.com. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.
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Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Why We’re Seeing More Realistic Depictions of Abortion in TV and Film
Over 8 million viewers last year watched while Scandal ’ s Olivia Pope, played by actor Kerri Washington, lay on a clinic table as she had an abortion. There was no dialogue about Pope’s pregnancy or the procedure, before or after. Simultaneously, Republican Sen. (and former first lady) Mellie...