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Hallmark channel drama 90s-2000s

A young woman falls in love with a slightly mentally retarded worker, who is often a target of verbal and physical abuse. Practically he's a slave.

The young woman becomes pregnant, she flees home and gives birth in a river. Her mother finds her later and takes the baby away from her. The rationale behind the mother's action is that she has another daughter, who is barren, which her husband-to-be doesn't know and the mother wants it to stay that way to secure the marriage. So the mother forces her barren daughter to pretend to be pregnant.

She manages to send the young woman (her other daughter) who is the actual mother of the baby to a mental institution so that she can't interfere with her mother's plans.

The young woman's name could be Maggie.

It's not The Magdalene Sisters (2002).
asked Feb 4 in Name That Movie by lavina (810 points)
I think you did your magic again sir. Waiting for the confirmation.
Confirmed. The questioner sends many thanks. He/She has been looking for it for years.

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"Jessica"
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jessica_(miniseries)

Glad that was it. They provided a lot of detail, I just had to find the right combo of words to use, and asylum seemed to be the key
answered Feb 8 by VHS_Lives (11,033 points)
selected Feb 8 by lavina
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