All My Children Throwback Thursday Poll: Erica's Abortion image

Erica Kane (ABC)


In 1973, Erica Kane was the first TV character to have a legal abortion. It was the same year as the Roe v. Wade ruling, so it was a controversial storyline to say the least.

At the time, Erica was married, but bored with domestic life. She had just started her modeling career when she became pregnant and decided to secretly terminate her pregnancy.

When Erica's husband discovered what she had done, he was furious, but the couple tried to make their marriage work. However, Erica began to get close with her agent Jason Maxwell and her marriage ended.

Years later, many fans were outraged when the landmark storyline was reversed. In 2005, Josh Madden came to town and was eventually revealed to be the child Erica thought she had aborted.

Regardless of how the groundbreaking story played out, do you remember who Erica was married to at the time of the supposed abortion? Vote below and feel free to discuss the strange twists and turns the story took in the comments.

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