'Scandal' Shows Abortion as Women's Choice to Make and Handle Alone
Last night's Scandal mid-season finale was radical and provocative. Centered on choice, both personal and political, we were shown a lead character choosing abortion as a personal, private, medical matter. It was shown, right there on primetime TV, to be a procedure that was serious but something to be handled alone. That the lead character was Olivia Pope, a powerful, Black, professional woman, made the storyline all the more barrier-breaking.
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