Struggle For Choice - Part 2: Access
1986, 34:00 minutes, colour, 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 2, Access - access to medically safe abortions is in crisis. Interviews with organizations and individuals across the country emphasize the crisis in access and the strategies being used by anti-choice groups to shut down all existing services.
The tape examines the take over of hospital therapeutic abortion committees by anti-abortion groups in Western Canada and the Maritimes.
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