Lifestories: Families in Crisis: Season 1, Episode 5

Public Law 106: The Becky Bell Story (15 Aug. 1992)

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A pregnant high school student undergoes an illegal abortion, with tragic results.


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Episode credited cast:
Becky Bell (as Dina Spybey)
Chelsea Altman ...
Kelly Jamison
Karen Bell
Bill Bell
Spike Alexander ...
Billy Bell
Lily Knight ...
Tom Brennan ...
Drug Store Cashier
Ben Monk ...
Jeff (as Ben Jorgensen)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Becky Bell ...
Herself (archive footage)


A pregnant high school student undergoes an illegal abortion, with tragic results.

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So sad that this is a true story
12 April 1999 | by (Columbus, Oh) – See all my reviews

Afraid to tell her parents that she's pregnant; Shunned by her 'boyfriend'; Too young to get a legal abortion in her home state.

Becky Bell does the only thing she thinks can be done - she goes to some alley and gets an illegal abortion...

The debate continues, states keep changing their laws - does a minor need a parent's consent to get an abortion? I think after viewing this HBO story you'll agree with me that she shouldn't, whether or not you think abortion is right or wrong to begin with.

Dina Spybey very much deserved the Emmy she won for her portrayal of Becky Bell and I'm very much looking forward to see her in many many future films.

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