We stand with planned parenthood (New York, 1970) "What's the use of getting elected if you don't stand for something?" said NY Assemblyperson George Michaels, before casting a tie-breaking vote to legalise abortion in 1970. This four minute video shows female and male speakers in the assembly talking about their vote and finally George Michael that gave his vote to the legalisation of abortion. Finally this vote ended Michaels's political car...
Documentary 4 min
1970
USA

Topic: Abortion
One Sings, the Other Doesn't Pauline (Valérie Mairesse), a schoolgirl studying for her baccalaureate, wanders into a gallery and recognizes an old friend, Suzanne (Thérèse Liotard), in one of the photographs displayed. Suzanne has two children with the photographer and is expecting a third which she cannot afford to keep. In order to help raise funds for an abortion, Pauline lies to her parents about a school trip, and whe...
Film 120 min
1977
Belgium Venezuela France

Topic: Abortion
Criminal Abortion Aborto criminal is a Spanish film drama first released in Spain on 3rd December 1973, directed by Ignacio F. Iquino. The film stars Simón Andreu, Máximo Valverde, Patricia Reed, Jackie Lombard and María Reniu. The different stories are not presented one by one but in parallel. In one, a working-class woman (Emma Cohen) is impregnated by her boyfriend (Manuel Zarzo) and she decides to abort,...
Film 107 min
1973
Spain

Topic: Abortion
Tales from the Vienna Woods Marianne (Birgit Doll) is driven from her father's home when she is impregnated by Alfred (Hanno Poeschi), a vagabond loafer who abandons her after he has his fun. She goes to Vienna and takes a job in a strip club to provide for herself and her baby. Her father discovers his daughter's tawdry vocation when he and his buddies go to the club for a night of leering and drinking. Marianne later ha...
Film 90 min
1979
Austria Germany

Topic: Abortion
Abortion in secret The film was realized by the Bieler working group of the Swiss Association for impunity of abortion (SVSS) during the campaign for the legalization of abortion in a German and a French version. He was shown at discussionmeetings in all of Switzerland to inform about the situation of abortion. The law then in force says that an abortion is only permitted when serious danger to the health of a p...
26 min
1971
Switzerland

Topic: Abortion
File: abortion It is estimated that thirty million abortions a year are performed worldwide, about 1 abortion compared to 4 births. In the developed countries, this would mean 10 to 15 million which would be much more abortions than births. These figures show the extent and importance of the problem. A team of TP has tried to show the main aspects of this reality that the social pressure causes secrecy which...
Report 92 min
1972
Switzerland

Topic: Abortion
Dear Doctor An "intervention movie" the Swiss referendum on abortion (solution time) As first presented the work group produces a 15-minute film. It shows among other things a shot in a single take abortion. Since most women are dependent on advice from rural areas, it was decided to present the film work in a rural community. The Working Group invited the community Ennenda (Glarus) one at a film screenin...
Documentary 64 min
1977
Switzerland

Topic: Abortion
Abortion in Switzerland The film was realized by the Bieler working group of the Swiss Association for impunity of abortion (SVSS) during the campaign for the legalization of abortion in a German and a French version. It came to discussions in all of Switzerland used to inform about the situation of abortion. The law then in force explains that abortion is only permitted upon serious danger to the health of a pregnant...
Documentary 27 min
1975
Switzerland

Topic: Abortion
Abortion from a knitting needle to political swordplay (abortus van breinaald to politiek steekspel) The film discusses the political struggle during the 70ies. The film starts with a groups portrait of the female team all changing the diaper of our just born baby's who are very much "wished" children and a statement that we do not "hate"
Documentary 55 min
1977
Netherlands

Topic: Abortion
You don't just have an abortion This film has been a strong tool in the Dutch struggle and influenced the public opinion in the Netherlands. For two years it was the best running documentary in film houses. It shows a young an unmarried woman who was forced to give away the baby for abortion.
Documentary 45 min
1974
Netherlands

Topic: Abortion