‘Black Mirror’ gets it dangerously wrong about abortion


This story contains spoilers about Black Mirror Season Four, Episode Two.

The new season of Black Mirror makes a completely misleading, and medically inaccurate error in its portrayal of abortion. An error that’s actually really dangerous. 

To recap, “Arkangel”—the second episode of the dystopian series’ fourth season— tells the story of a mother, Marie, who surveils her teen daughter Sara using a chip that’s been implanted in her brain. Through this monitoring software, Sara’s mum learns that her daughter is pregnant. We then see Marie going to a pharmacy shortly before she crushes two pills which she adds to a smoothie for her daughter.  Read more…

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