1984 | 54 min
Women have always sought ways to terminate unwanted pregnancies despite powerful patriarchal structures and systems working against them. This film provides a historical overview of how church, state, and the medical establishment have determined policies concerning abortion. From this cross-cultural survey–filmed in Ireland, Japan, Thailand, Peru, Colombia, and Canada–emerges one reality: only a small percentage of the world’s women has access to safe, legal operations.
A Studio D Production / National Film Board of Canada Website