Documentary: When Abortion Was Illegal

In this 1992 documentary directed by Dorothy Fadiman, women (and men) tell their stories about illegal abortions, reminding us of the necessity of safe and legal access for women.

The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short in 1993, and is the first in a three-part series about abortion in America.

2 Comments

  • Anonymous
    Posted June 23, 2009 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

    Are the other two in the series available on-line? Better yet, is anyone planning on re-running the series in light of the recent act of religious terrorism in America?

  • Posted August 3, 2011 at 4:40 am | Permalink

    The other two films in the series are available online.
    http://www.thepowerofchoice.net/about/films.html
    From DANGER to DIGNITY: The Fight for Safe Abortion
    The FRAGILE PROMISE of CHOICE
    THANK YOU FOR ASKING!
    Dorothy Fadiman Producer/Director of the series