The movie examines the abortion issue through three stories set in different eras: 1952, 1974 and 1996.

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Claire Donnelly (segment "1952")
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Mary Donnelly (segment "1952")
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Becky Donnelly (segment "1952")
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Nurse Jenny Ford (segment "1952")
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Dr. Kramer (segment "1952")
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Jim Donnelly (segment "1952")
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Audrey (segment "1952")
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Tom (segment "1952")
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Young Nurse (segment "1952")
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Nurse Annie Ross (segment "1952")
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Louise (segment "1952")
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Margaret (segment "1952")
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Nurse (segment "1952")
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Painter (segment "1952")
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A trilogy of stories set in the same house, but with different occupants and spanning over 40 years, deals with various women and moral crisis over unexpected pregnancies and their choice of abortion. In 1952, when abortion was illegal, a nurse deals with her unexpected pregnancy and takes drastic measures to get one. In 1974 a family housewife with four children discovers that she's pregnant and decides she can't handle another child to raise. In 1996, a pregnant college student decides on an abortion, but doesn't realize the means to go through to get one. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for realistic depiction of abortions, a graphic shooting and some language | See all certifications »

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13 October 1996 (USA)  »

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Holds the record as HBO's highest-rated original movie. See more »

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Referenced in Pretty Little Liars: If These Dolls Could Talk (2012) See more »

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One by One
Written by Anthony Griffiths
Performed by Cher
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Should Be Required Viewing in High Schools
25 January 2004 | by (MidWest) – See all my reviews

Lest we forget.

For all the folks who have no clue as to what a woman who finds herself pregnant goes through, this movie could be a great educational tool. Making a baby is easy and one doesn't need any degree of maturity to accomplish the task. Deciding to continue with a pregnancy or to termitate is a trying, sometimes heartrending decision - one that is very individual and very personal. Sometimes there are no right answers, only better choices.

There are now 2 generations of women (and men) who have no idea what life was like before women had access to reliable birth control and safe abortion. Because of birth control, fewer women are forced to make these life or death decisions. Because of legalized and safe abortion, fewer women are forced to go to less than qualified, back alley abortionists who more often than not rendered their clients barren. This movie showed the worst and the best. Bravo for having the guts to make this.


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