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Struggle For Choice - Part 4: Restraint / Repression

Nancy Nicol

1986, 31:00 minutes, colour, B&W, English

TAPECODE 298.07.4

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 4, Restraint/Repression - the impact of the economic recession of the 1980's. Focussing on Operation Solidarity in British Columbia and the Common Front Unions in Québec, Part 4 examines the impact of layoffs and cutbacks in social and health care service.
Restraint/Repression examines the deepening economic recession and its impact on women's struggle for reproduction freedom. Several factors of the recession come to bear both on women's access to services as well as on the abortion rights struggle itself.

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