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The Abortion Pill

The Abortion Pill
55:02 | 1999

Categories: History, Politics

THE ABORTION PILL is a PBS News and Public Affairs special that tells the explosive story of RU486. This award winning program dramatically weaves the political history of the abortion wars with the decade long fight to bar RU486 from the U.S. for over a decade.

Called the moral property of women, by supporters, and the death pill by opponents, the film features dramatic portraits of key players. From the pills inventor, Etienne Beaulieu, to his bitter foe, Ken Dupin, we travel from a pro-life boot camp in Florida to a French clinic, from India, to Brazil, to England, and finally, to the United States, where its introduction was heralded as a revolutionary development in the right to abortion. 

New war zone, new tactics. -New York Times. 

Balanced treatments. -USA Today


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May 30, 2015
Jenn Hauta
February 19, 2012
This is still a very pertinent issue.
Anthony Nguyen
December 30, 2011
Why a woman would see abortion as only a personal rightto life, not the right of a life of the baby inside her womb? Selfishness and having no heart is the cause of it.
David Kae
January 1, 2012
One day when you're a woman you can tell us about making choices like this. Hopefully you won't be called selfish or heartless.
Anthony Nguyen
January 2, 2012
David Kae You are funny my friend, how could i be a woman, someday?, any one can make mistake man or woman, but making something wrong normal is definitely a wrong wrong.
Maggie Maybe
January 31, 2014
Anthony, I sincerely hope you don't have sex with women. You think I have less rights than something residing inside my body? Really??