Jake Lacy

Universal Child

Universal Child

Abortions on screen are a dangerous affair. According to research from Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health, 15.6 percent of women who get an abortion in American movies or television shows die afterward, with 60 percent of those deaths resulting from the procedure and the rest from murder, suicide, or something entirely unrelated. Apparently even considering abortion can be fatal: 14 percent of stories with a woman considering abortion end with the woman dying, regardless of whether or not she gets one.

This is, of course, a stark exaggeration of the true mortality rate: For women who get an abortion in the first eight weeks of their pregnancy, the chance...