Aug. 12, 2011
In the final installment of our Here, There series on abortion, we return to the divisive struggle over reproductive matters in the United States. While in some instances, other countries' politics resemble our own, one thing clearly distinguishes ours from the rest: the pitched, protracted and -- at times -- violent battle between those who want to restrict abortion and those who want it kept legal and readily available. While Americans are all too familiar with the current debate, the history of how we got here might surprise you. To find out more, we talk to Melody Rose, author of Safe, Legal and Unavailable? Abortion Politics in the United States. Later, Worldview film contributor Milos Stehlik ruminates on the depiction of abortion in film.