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Man Alive: The Act of Abortion

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Reporters Jim Douglas Henry, Jeremy James, Jeanne La Chard, Gillian Strickland, Denis Tuohy, Desmond Wilcox, Harold Williamson

This week: The Act of Abortion
The Abortion Act of 1967 is to be reviewed - when a committee of open-minded citizens can be formed. The trouble is that most people already have their opinions: they don't want to be confused by the facts. But the fact is that well-intentioned legislation has resulted in a few mind-bending illogicalities. Some private abortionists are reputed to be coining £10,000 a year, while the National Health Service, overburdened with serious cases awaiting treatment, is sometimes reluctant to terminate pregnancies.
This week, on film and m the studio, Man Alive examines the difficulties which surround the women who want and those who perform the act of abortion.

Contributors

Director: Terence O'Reilly
Editor: Desmond Wilcox
Editor: Bill Morton






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