Struggle For Choice - Part 5: The Legal Battle

Nancy Nicol

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

TAPECODE 298.07.5

The five-part series Struggle For Choice examines 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.

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.

Titles in this 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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