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The Roots of Roe (1993)

Abortion and contraception go back thousands of years. So does the question of who should control them. Our attitudes about controlling human reproduction through abortion and contraception... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Helen Alvare Helen Alvare ... Herself
Anne Archer ... Letters to Margaret Sanger (voice)
Margaret Avery ... Letters to Margaret Sanger (voice)
Drew Barrymore ... Letters to Margaret Sanger (voice)
Robert Bork ... Himself
Ellen Burstyn ... Narrator (voice)
Peter Coyote ... James Marris (voice)
Katharine Hepburn ... Katharine Houghton-Hepburn (voice)
Patricia Ireland Patricia Ireland ... Herself
Mark Lamos Mark Lamos ... Fr. Eugene Cryne (voice)
Jason Robards ... Anthony Comstock (voice)
Brooke Shields ... Pomfret Witness (voice)
Gloria Steinem ... Herself
Sharon Stone ... Angela Heywood (voice)
James Whitmore ... Narrator (voice)
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Abortion and contraception go back thousands of years. So does the question of who should control them. Our attitudes about controlling human reproduction through abortion and contraception have changed radically over the centuries. So have our perceptions of the moral and ethical issues involved. The Roots of Roe reveals the story of abortion and contraception in America from the first surgical abortion in 1742 to the struggles over Roe v. Wade. In a debate often reduced to simple-minded slogans, The Roots of Roe offers partisans and the public a unique historical perspective on contemporary issues. Written by Captured Time Productions

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Language:

English

Release Date:

1993 (USA) See more »

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