The anime I refer to is called “Now and Then, Here and There”. Though it only shows up in the last three episodes, I found it surprising how the message was brought out! Very direct. Nothing subtle about it.
If you haven’t seen this show, there’s a character named Sara, who was made a…well, slave of ‘certain sorts’, and finally got pregnant. The doctor who diagnosed her immediately resorted to an abortion as the best course of action. She was terrified by the sudden discovery and saw her pregnancy as a burden. Later, she attempts to commit suicide (killing her and the baby at the same time). What happens next is one of the coolest things I’ve seen in anime in a long time.
Here, skip it to 15:40 and watch it till, like, 18:05. If you don’t have a Hulu account, you’ll have to sit through some advertisements. hulu.com/watch/117945#i0,p9,s1,d0
^ Though I still have kinda mixed feelings about this scene because what Sara does to herself is kinda barbaric. If it weren’t for what happened next, the scene would’ve just been plain terrible.
Here’s another scene from the same show (of a different episode). If you don’t want any major spoilers, then maybe you shouldn’t see this one yet. Skip it to 6:35 and watch till 7:32. hulu.com/watch/117943#i0,p9,s1,d0
Tell me what you think about this.