In 1990 this powerful film entitled “Whose Choice?” was produced, advocating the need to keep abortion services safe, early and widely available for all American women.
It vividly recalls the deplorable conditions which prevailed before the historic Supreme Court decision of Roe versus Wade, which allowed abortion on demand beginning in January, 1973. This decision motivated widespread anti-abortion activities by those against choice including the murder of some providers.
Further, many state and local laws have been enacted making safe, early abortions harder to obtain, especially for poorer, younger women.
The original version of this film was aired on Turner Broadcasting System in prime time on September 21, 1992 just before the Clinton/Bush election that November. It was further shown on hundreds of community TV stations across the United States.
Then in 2002 the film was reissued featuring a timely message at the beginning from the President of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, Reverend Carlton W. Veasey, standing in front of the US Supreme Court. This 2nd version was distributed via his affiliates all over the US. In his statement he deplored the continuing attacks by those who would restrict women’s reproductive freedom so many years after the Court decision.
Now, it’s 2015, over 40 years after Roe. The 3rd version of the film you are about to see remains at its core as relevant today as when it was first made. Sadly, the War on Women continues with onerous, unnecessary, and expensive impediments to abortion choice foisted on providers and women.
Host: Sarah Weddington
Presented by: The Communications Resources Foundation and The International Services Assistance Fund
Director: Steven Channing
Producer: Windfield Best
Production Company: Video Dialog Inc.
Alan Guttmacher Institute
American Association of University Women
California Abortion Rights Action League – South
California Republicans for Choice
Catholics for Choice
Comision Femenil de Los Angeles
Multicultural Alliance for Reproductive Freedom
National Abortion Rights Action League
National Organization for Women
North Carolina Abortion Rights Action League
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Planned Parenthood of New York City
Religious Coalition for Abortion Rights
Students Organizing Students
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