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Feminist Media Histories (2020) 6 (4): 121–150.
Published: 20 October 2020
...Megan Minarich Censor Joseph Breen took issue with Ellen Berent, the lead character in Leave Her to Heaven (1945), terminating her pregnancy by dramatically throwing herself down a flight of stairs, even though the Production Code would not explicitly forbid on-screen abortions until 1951. Yet...
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Feminist Media Histories (2015) 1 (1): 29–63.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Chika Kinoshita In 1935, actress Shiga Akiko was arrested for an offense under the Criminal Abortion Law. From 1936 to 1937, her case generated substantial media coverage and public debate. Liberal intellectuals generally viewed Shiga as a victim of the pronatal state; her scandal provided...