Struggle For Choice - Part 1: Abortion Caravan
1986, 31:00 minutes, colour, B&W, English
Five half hour videotapes examine the 17 year period of the abortion rights movement from the liberalization of the abortion law in 1969 until today (1987). The tapes present the abortion rights issue in an overall political context and cover: 1. The history of the movement since 1969, 2. access to abortion and family planning across Canada, 3. the history of the movement in Quebec, 4. the impact of the economic recession, and 5. Dr. Morgentaler's challenge to the abortion law from 1983-1987.
Part One, Abortion Caravan - the Federal law changes in 1969, to allow for the legal dissemination of birth control information and the legalization of abortion if performed in an accredited hospital and approved by a therapeutic abortion committee of three doctors (it was not removed from the Criminal Code, making abortion illegal if performed in free-standing clinics or without the approval of a committee.) Women respond to the limitations of the new law with demonstrations. Participants in Abortion Caravan "declare war on the Government of Canada" and shut down Parliament for the first time in Canada's history.
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