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Struggle For Choice - Part 3 (La luttte pour le libre choix : troisieme partie) Québec (1971-1980)

Nancy Nicol

1986, 37:00 minutes, colour, B&W, English/French

TAPECODE 298.07.3

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 3, Québec - the abortion rights struggle in Quebec. Between 1973 and 1984 the CNALG (Coordination Nationale pour l'avortement libre et gratuit) mounts a massive working class campaign to fight for "free abortion on demand."
This tape exposes the political climate in Quebec and the nature of the abortion rights movement which achieved these gains.

Cette troisième partie d'une série de cinq, relate spécifiquement la lutte pour l'avortement des années 1971 à 1980 au Québec.
Inhérent au contexte politique, des années '70, c'est principalement autour des centre de santé pour femmes et autour des mouvements syndicaux que s'est articulée la lutte pour l'avortement libre au Québec. On note, parmi les faits marquants, la cause Morgentaler et les équivoques "cliniques Lazure."

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