On Abortion, Hollywood Is No-Choice

Mireya Navarro writes in the New York Times: “Though conservatives regularly accuse Hollywood of being overly liberal on social issues, abortion rarely comes up in film. Real-life women struggling with unwanted pregnancies might consider an abortion, have intense discussions with partners and friends about it and, in most cases, go through with it. But historically and to this day in television and film ­ historians, writers and those in the movie industry say a character in such straits usually conveniently miscarries or decides to keep the baby.”