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Struggle For Choice - Part 5: The Legal Battle

Nancy Nicol

1986, 30:00 minutes, colour, B&W, English

TAPECODE 298.07.5

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 5, The Legal Battle - in 1983 Dr. Morgentaler opens two illegal clinics in Toronto and Winnipeg. Part 5 examines the attempt by the Pro-Choice movement today to use the courts to fight for abortion rights.

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