Struggle For Choice - Part 2: Access
1986, 34:00 minutes, colour, English
Five half hour videotapes examine the seventeen 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.
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.
Titles in the series:
Part 1. Abortion Caravan covers the history of the movement since 1969.
Part 2. Access covers access to abortion and family planning across Canada.
Part 3. La luttte pour le libre choix : troisieme partie) Québec (1971-1980) covers the history of the abortion rights movement in Quebec.
Part 4. Restraint / Repression covers the impact of the economic recession.
Part 5. The Legal Battle covers Dr. Morgentaler's challenge to the abortion law from 1983-1987.
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