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Roe vs. Wade (TV Movie 1989) - Plot Summary Poster

(1989 TV Movie)

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  • Holly Hunter plays a lonely, single, poorly educated Texan who finds herself pregnant with no means to support a child. To avoid giving up the child, she seeks an abortion. Denied an abortion in Texas the young woman hires a novice lawyer to plead her case in the US supreme court. Eventually the law is changed, but for the character it takes longer than nine months. The abortion debate is still raging today in many countries.The abortion debate does not try to demoralize viewers, instead it looks at the issues such as who come first - the baby or the mother?

  • In this film based on the historic, real-life court case, a pregnant carnival barker in rural Texas struggles to find a doctor willing to perform an abortion. Instead, she's recommended to two lawyers who need a plaintiff for their lawsuit in an attempt to change the abortion laws in Texas. The pseudonymous Jane Roe and her lawyers face off against Dallas district attorney Henry Wade, and the two sides fight all the way to a landmark decision in the Supreme Court.


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