Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain--a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.

Joyce: Stupid cow, how can she be so selfish?
Vera: Can you come back tomorrow?
Det. Inspector Webster: I'm sorry Mrs. Drake, I'm afraid not.
Vera: [to Very Young Woman] Right then dear, first thing we've got to do is put the kettle on.
Stan: Whatever she done, she done it out of the goodness of her heart!
Vera: I know why you're here.
Det. Inspector Webster: I beg your pardon?
Vera: I know why you're here.
Det. Inspector Webster: Why are we here?
Vera: Because of what I do.
Det. Inspector Webster: Because of what you do?
Vera: Yes.
Det. Inspector Webster: What is it that you do, Mrs Drake?
[long pause]
Vera: I help young girls out.
Vera: Hello George. Oh, hello Peggy, are you off work today?
George: [to Peggy] Sit up then.
Vera: Oh, she's all right, George, bless her. This has slipped a bit. I hope she isn't taken bad again, is she? Well I'll make a fresh pot of tea. And you'll want a biscuit Peggy, I shouldn't wonder.
Det. Inspector Webster: You perform abortions, don't you?
Vera: That's not what I do dear. That's what you call it. But they need help. Who else they got to turn to? No one. I help them out.
Reg: It ain't fair. Me mum brought up six of us in two rooms. If you can't feed 'em, you can't love 'em, now can you?
Vera: I help girls out.
Vera: I reckon that Reg would make a good husband to some nice girl.
Stan: Where's a bloke like that gonna meet someone?
Det. Inspector Webster: You do realise this is a criminal matter.
Det. Inspector Webster: We need to talk to Mrs. Vera Drake.
Stan: You know what Vera's like. She finds a young fellow, lives on his own, no family. Wants him to move in with us, gives him his tea.
Frank: She's got a heart of gold that woman.
Stan: She's a diamond.
Frank: You're a lucky man.
[last lines]
Prison Officer: [to Vera] Mind where you're going, Drake!
Lily: How did that go the other week?
Vera: Same as usual.
Lily: Nervous little thing wasn't she?
Vera: I know. I put her right. Set her mind at rest.
Lily: You always do, don't ya?
Stan: What's all this about?
Det. Sergeant Vickers: We'll keep you posted.
Stan: I'm her husband. I've got a right to know.
Vera: [to Jamaican Girl] What you need now is a nice, hot cup of tea. Take care, dear. Ta dah.
[first lines]
Vera: Hello George, only me. How are you going today?
Sid: You're asking me to forgive her?
Stan: Yes.
Vera: Oh, good morning Mrs. Fowler.
Mrs. Fowler: Good morning Mrs. Drake.
Vera: Am I in your way here? Lost something?
[repeated line]
Vera: Right dear, you're gonna have to take your knickers off.
Sid: How could she do that?
Stan: I know you think she done a bad thing. But God knows, she's gonna get punished enough for what she done. We can't let her down.

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