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Author Boyd, Kyle

Title Life matters : the story of an illegal abortionist / by Kyle Boyd
Published New York, NY : Filmakers Library, 2002


Description 1 online resource (49 min.)
Series Filmakers Library online
Summary In an era when women could not get legal abortions there were only a handful of courageous doctors who risked imprisonment, loss of license, and their future in order to provide safe abortions to women. The filmmaker's father, Dr. Curtis Boyd, was one such individual. A one-time Pentecostal preacher, Dr. Boyd was influenced by the social changes of the Sixties. As a small town physician he performed thousands of abortions to desperate women. Ironically, it was only after abortion became legal in 1973 that Dr. Boyd became subject to the most severe harassment. Despite this, he continues to provide abortion services because he believes abortion is not only a fundamental women's rights issue, but that it is a human rights issue as well. As he puts it, "by providing abortion services we are in fact helping to make the world a better place."
Audience For High School; College; Adult audiences
Notes English
Great Lakes Film Festival, 2002
Silver Award, WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival, 2002
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Subject Boyd, Curtis Wayne
Boyd, Curtis Wayne.
Abortion services -- Texas
Abortion -- Texas
Abortion services.
Genre/Form Documentary.
Form Streaming video