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

    Thursday, February 16 2012

    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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    Posted by Jo Ann Zinaman at Tuesday, February 19 2013 01:53 AM

    I think they thought that Erica should have A Son and not have just The Kane Women. However, They should have used one of her other Pregnancies like her Miscarriage when she was Married to Philip. They even Botched Getting Rid of Josh because then the Fans Liked Him, but didn't like how he Stole Money from Zach. Also, They had that Intervention where They said that Erica got the Abortion because she had been Raped. Originally, She wanted to Model and was Afraid she wouldn't be A Model because she would be Fat. Jody

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