celebrating 20 years of FRONTLINE
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david fanning

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winner of

The 1983 National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Emmy Award for Outstanding Background/Analysis of a Single Current Story

chapter one: the clinic, chester, pa.
chapter two: helen's story
chapter three: helen's abortion
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chapter four: alternatives to abortion
chapter five: barbara's story
chapter six: barbara's abortion
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No one who watches will remain untouched... - UPI

Some Background:
This FRONTLINE documentary was first broadcast on PBS on April 18, 1983.

It was filmed at a clinic in Chester, Pa., a small city which at that time had a 30% unemployment rate. The clinic was chosen because it was representative of abortion clinics in the United States. The clinic also offered individual counseling in which the reasons behind the decision are explored.

During their five months at the clinic, the film's producers met with hundreds of women. The two whose abortions are shown in this film are single, white and young -- as are the majority of women who have had abortions in the United States over the past 30 years.

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