Are you KIDDING me? Why is it that every moron who wants to kill themselves also wants to take as much of humanity as possible with them? I mean, if you DON'T LIKE IT, just JUMP OFF THE TRAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!
(also, doesn't the whole premise violate all of physics?)
Pointing out that Donna didn't give her decision to have an abortion a whole lot of (apparent) thought is hardly a criticism. In fact, her unwavering confidence sets this film apart from other mainstream movies that have portrayed abortion as something that can only be approached with a long and agonizing decision-making process.
Do you think that most heterosexually active women have never given a moment's thought to what they would do if they became pregnant before they were ready to be a parent? Because most of them have already contemplated what they would do in that situation, and for many women who have abortions, there is no tortured vacillation at all. Which is precisely what we saw Donna experience in this film.
Ditto for her mother, who was probably relieved that her daughter would get to have a safe abortion rather than get knocked unconscious on a stranger's kitchen table in pre-Roe America.
Obvious Child deserves kudos for presenting a realistic portrayal of abortion without stigma or overwrought dramatics.
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