What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie is about a woman who performs illegal abortions in 1950s England. She is shown as very loving and caring for her family and everyone around her. The abortions are described as "helping out" young women. Her illegal activity brings heavy consequences both for her and her family. Also, a man forces himself onto a woman who later gets pregnant. Another woman climbs on top of her husband in bed with the intent of having sex and getting pregnant. Nothing sexual or abortion-related is shown or spoken about graphically.
- Families can talk about the movie's moral complexities and the issue of abortion. Is Vera right in her choice to "help young girls?" What message do you think the director wanted viewers to walk away with?