The Abortion Pill: A historical look from The United States

The film "The Abortion Pill" examines the pros and cons of a drug that can end a pregnancy without surgery. Opponents call it the “death pill.” Supporters call it the “moral property of women.” RU486, the pill that can end a pregnancy without surgery, has been kept out of the United States for over a decade. The film "The Abortion Pill" tells the extraordinary story of why, before the year 2000, the pill was still not available, but even blocked by a potent mix of business, politics and ethics. Supporters consider the pill the “greatest breakthrough since the birth control pill” because it is the first in a generation of drugs that can stop a pregnancy. But opponents call the combination of the two drugs a chemical cocktail that can create dangerous, unknown side effects. The film "The Abortion Pill" is a historical look at the difficulties and obstacles that were faced in making RU486 available in The United States.
  • DirectorMarion Lipchutz, Rose Rosenblatt
  • CountriesUSA
  • GenreReport
  • Length55 min
  • TopicAbortion
  • LanguagesEnglish

  • Genre Report
  • Year None
  • Length 55 min
  • Topic Abortion
  • Countries USA
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