Choice: The Henry Morgentaler Story

Release Information
January 5, 2005
TV CTV 21h00
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
Budget
Budget: $3,900,000
Distributors

Production Details

Executive Producer
Carol Hay
Laszlo Barna
Laszlo Barna
Laszlo Barna
Laszlo Barna
Kevin Tierney
Kevin Tierney
Suzette Couture
Suzette Couture
Suzette Couture
Carol Hay
Producer
Laszlo Barna
Laszlo Barna
Laszlo Barna
Kevin Tierney
Kevin Tierney
Kevin Tierney
Kevin Tierney
Kevin Tierney
Kevin Tierney
Kevin Tierney
Director
John L'Ecuyer
John L'Ecuyer
John L'Ecuyer
John L'Ecuyer
John L'Ecuyer
John L'Ecuyer
John L'Ecuyer
John L'Ecuyer
John L'Ecuyer
Pierre Mignot
Director of Photography
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Pierre Mignot
Writer
Pascale Montpetit
John L'Ecuyer
Carol Hay
Kevin Tierney
Suzette Couture
Suzette Couture
Suzette Couture
Suzette Couture
Suzette Couture
Suzette Couture
Carol Hay
Editor
Denis Papillon
Denis Papillon
Denis Papillon
Denis Papillon
Denis Papillon
Denis Papillon
Denis Papillon
Denis Papillon
Denis Papillon
Denis Papillon
Denis Papillon
Denis Papillon
Denis Papillon
Cast
Remy Girard
Remy Girard
Remy Girard
Remy Girard
Remy Girard
Remy Girard
Remy Girard
Remy Girard
Remy Girard
Remy Girard
Remy Girard
Remy Girard
Remy Girard
Remy Girard
Remy Girard
Remy Girard
Remy Girard
Remy Girard
Remy Girard
Remy Girard
Remy Girard
Remy Girard
Remy Girard
Remy Girard
Remy Girard
Remy Girard
Remy Girard
Remy Girard
Remy Girard
Remy Girard
Remy Girard
Remy Girard
Remy Girard
Remy Girard
Remy Girard
David Eisner
David Eisner
David Eisner
David Eisner
David Eisner
David Eisner
Pascale Montpetit
Pascale Montpetit
Pascale Montpetit
Pascale Montpetit
Pascale Montpetit
Pascale Montpetit
Pascale Montpetit
Pascale Montpetit
Pascale Montpetit
Pascale Montpetit
Pascale Montpetit
Pascale Montpetit
Pascale Montpetit
Pascale Montpetit
Pascale Montpetit
Pascale Montpetit
Pascale Montpetit
Alberta Watson
Alberta Watson
Alberta Watson
Alberta Watson
Alberta Watson
Alberta Watson
Alberta Watson
Alberta Watson
Alberta Watson
Alberta Watson
Alberta Watson
Alberta Watson
Alberta Watson
Alberta Watson
Alberta Watson
Alberta Watson
Alberta Watson
Alberta Watson
Alberta Watson
Alberta Watson
Alberta Watson
Alberta Watson
Alberta Watson
Alberta Watson
Alberta Watson
Alberta Watson
Alberta Watson
Stewart Bick
Stewart Bick
Stewart Bick
Stewart Bick
Stewart Bick
Stewart Bick
Stewart Bick
Stewart Bick
Stewart Bick
Stewart Bick
Julie Kahner
Victoria Sanchez
Victoria Sanchez
Victoria Sanchez
Victoria Sanchez
Victoria Sanchez
Victoria Sanchez
Lenny Parker
Lenny Parker
Joel Miller
Joel Miller
Joel Miller
Joel Miller
Joel Miller
Joel Miller
Susan Almgren
Susan Almgren
Susan Almgren
Susan Almgren
Susan Almgren
Susan Almgren
Susan Almgren
Susan Almgren
Susan Almgren
Susan Almgren
Susan Almgren
Susan Almgren
Kevin Tierney
2002

Part one of two. "Choice" is a film recounting the story of Dr. Henry Morgentaler, a General Practicioner who challenged the law to ensure a woman's right to choose a safe abortion. In 1968, Dr. Morgentaler, a surviver of the Holocaust, performed his first illegal abortion in 1968. After opening his abortion clinic in Montreal he was arrested in 1973. Despite having been found innocent by a jury of his peers, the province of Quebec appealed and he was sentenced to prison. He eventually won in Quebec when the government legalized abortion. He brought the fight to Ontario where in 1988 the Supreme Court took notice and voted in favour of legalized abortion. Abortions are now performed legally all over Canada using Morgentaler's safe method.

Source: Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)

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