I've got to give the show credit. They did a really good job building this story as a season-long arc. I had been thinking that the show was leaning in a little more on abortion stories this season but I just chalked that up to modern politics. I still didn't think much about it until I came here and saw the details that some of you noticed and remembered such as the money in Gran's cupboard or the fact that the "abortionist" charged 7 pounds. I give the writers credit for doing a subtle slow build.
That said, I also agree with those who said this episode was over stuffed. The abortion story, the gonorrhea story with the sex addiction angle, Sister Frances' first birth, the advisory board, Mai and the Turners, and Phyllis' recovery. There was a LOT crammed into this episode.
Also, add me to the list of people annoyed by Sister MJ sitting right in front of the TV.
ETA: Can anyone explain the expressions used during the bingo game? (5 and 6? Val and Gran say "Was she worth it?")