Democracy on Trial: The Morgentaler Affair

0 Posted by - May 31, 2013 - Blog, Screen

Abortion-rights activist and pioneer Dr. Henry Morgentaler died Wednesday of a heart attack.

Appropriately, our Friday Film Pick is Democracy on Trial, a 1984 NFB documentary by Paul Cowen in which Morgantaler’s historic legal battle over abortion in the 1970s is unraveled and explored using a combination of archival footage, interviews and re-enactments.

The complete film can be streamed right here or at Rest in peace, Doctor.

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