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A Case for Life (1996)

To save her unborn child, she had to fight for the right to die. A True Story

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Eric Laneuville

Writer:

Vickie Patik
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Valerie Bertinelli ... Kelly Porter
Gregg Almquist Gregg Almquist
Vincent Berry Vincent Berry ... Tommy Porter
William Bumiller ... Jim Hemmitt
Larry Cedar
Mel Harris ... Liz
Richard Herd ... Bud Cromwell
Georgann Johnson ... Marian Cromwell
Paige Kettner Paige Kettner ... Connie Porter
Ryanne Kettner Ryanne Kettner ... Rebecca Porter
Miles Marsico Miles Marsico
Brian McNamara ... Stan Porter
Jenny O'Hara
Lawrence Pressman ... Cardiac Doctor
Mark L. Taylor
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To save her unborn child, she had to fight for the right to die. A True Story

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein hoher Preis See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Thought Provoking
17 August 2004 | by mrw650See all my reviews

This movie puts forth the true picture of the issue of what "choice" is really supposed to be about.

Abortion is not the only "choice" available to women, and perhaps it isn't always the best medical decision. Women deserve to know what all their options are, pro and con, to make mature and informed decisions.

The moral of this particular movie is that even a woman facing a life-threatening pregnancy has the final say while everyone else is pressuring her to save her own life at the expense of her child's, and her decision should be respected.

Valerie Bertinelli does a superb job as a woman sticking to her pro-life principles.

This is a very serious and thought-provoking movie with no easy answers.


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