Now the Christian Union is in the Cabinet, the abortion is back in the public debate. But once there was no law, and abortion was the work of shadowy profiteers in backstreets and idealistic doctors who risked prison. Other times over the knitting needle era.
Abortion right or wrong (Omstreden vrijheid)
Every year, throughout the world, fifty million women have abortions and about thirty five thousand of those are in the Netherlands. Abortion has only been legal in the Netherlands for the last thirty years and has since been carried out safely in safe surroundings.
Legalisation was one of the major social and moral controversies of the last half of the 20th century. The right to abortion in H...
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.