Freigabe des Schwangerschaftsabbruchs in New York In den USA ist der Abbruch im Prinzip durch eine Grundsatzentscheidung des Obersten Gerichtshofes freigegeben, doch haben die einzelnen Bundesstaaten sehr unterschiedliche Durchführungsbestimmungen bzw. –behinderungen erlassen.
Short Film 3 min
1995
USA

Topic: Abortion
A Private Matter True account of Sherri Finkbine, who became the center of controversy in 1962 when she decided to seek an abortion after discovering that the child she was carrying might be deformed by thalidomide.
Film 161 min
1992
USA

Topic: Abortion
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...
Report 55 min
1997
USA

Topic: Abortion
Northern Skirts Vienna, 1995. Jasmin, Tamara, Valentin, Senad and Roman live near the northern border of Austria. Their lives repeatedly intersect and drift apart. The characters involved are young migrants from the former Yugoslavia, Romania, Poland and Austria itself. Strangers in a strange land, they feel a sense of loss in their new, temporary environment. The five-some meet and get close to each other, ho...
Film 103 min
1999
Germany Switzerland Austria

Topic: Abortion
The Match Factory Girl Living an unhappy life with her mother (Elina Salo) and her stepfather (Esko Nikkari) and reading romantic literature in her free time, Iris (Kati Outinen) works in a match factory and dreams of finding great love. When she goes to a dance, nobody asks her for a dance until one night she meets a yuppiesh man named Aarne (Vesa Vierikko). They spend a night together, and Iris mistakenly thinks th...
Film 70 min
1990
Finland Schweden

Topic: Abortion
Milk Money After befriending a kind-hearted prostitute, a 12-year-old boy attempts to set her up with his widowed father in this family comedy. Young Frank Wheeler (Michael Patrick Carter) first meets working girl V (Melanie Griffith) when he and two friends pool their money to buy a glimpse of a naked woman. V does the job and agrees to drive Frank home; along the way, he becomes convinced that this nice...
Film 104 min
1994
USA

Topic: Abortion
MOTHERLESS: A legacy of loss from illegal abortion MOTHERLESS is a half-hour documentary which explores the tragedy of death from illegal abortions. Three women and one man, whose mothers died due to complications from abortion before its legalization, discuss the
trauma of loving and then losing a mother at a young age. Two of their mothers died in 1929, one in 1950 and one as recently as 1960.

Social and historical context is provided by...
Documentary 30 min
1992
USA

Topic: Abortion
Leona's Sister Gerri Millions have seen the photograph, and no one who has seen it will ever forget it. A naked woman, dead from a botched illegal abortion, lying on a motel room floor. The picture appeared in Ms. magazine in April 1973, and quickly became a symbol for the abortion rights movement. "Leona's Sister Gerri" tells the dramatic story of Gerri Santoro, a mother of two and the "real person" in the now fam...
Documentary 57 min
1995
USA

Topic: Abortion
THE FRAGILE PROMISE of CHOICE: Abortion in the United States Today As a result of restrictive legislation, cutbacks in funding, and sieges of harassment and violence, access to legal abortion is declining. THE FRAGILE PROMISE of CHOICE examines how these conditions have affected the lives of providers and the women who seek their services.
"Using sensitive interviews and strong archival footage, these films document the complexity of this issue with accuracy ...
Documentary 58 min
1996
USA

Topic: Abortion
From Danger to Dignity: The Fight for Safe Abortion FROM DANGER to DIGNITY: The Fight for Safe Abortion weaves together two parallel stories: the evolution of underground networks that helped women find safe abortions outside the law, and the intensive efforts by activists and legislators to decriminalize abortion through legislative and judicial channels. Even though most abortions were illegal in the United States before 1973, restrictive laws...
Documentary 57 min
1995
USA

Topic: Abortion