Vera Drake

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  • Created on: 28-11-12 19:47
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  • Media: Vera Drake
    • Set in pre-1967 Britain
    • Abortion is illegal
    • Unfair to religious people and religious beliefs
      • Ignores opportunities to explain religious views
      • The audience is lead to feel sympathy for the back-street abortioner. Christian who believe life to begin at conception would see abortion as murder
      • Method of 'flushing out' was invariably fatal in reality but is portrayed as quick, easy and safe so may lead women in countries where abortion is still illegal to try the method
    • Fair to religious people and religious beliefs
      • The aborting is no condoned by all characters
      • The abortioner can be seen as practicing agape; the most loving thing


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