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Last Abortion Clinic, The
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Premiered January 1983 Since January 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's - PBS - flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 23 years is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience. Series release date: 1/1983

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The headlines today are filled with speculation about changes in the U.S. Supreme Court and what those changes might mean for abortion -- an issue that has divided the country for over 30 years. Heated rhetoric from both sides continues to be heard in courtrooms and on the campaign trail. But while attention is often focused on the arguments, there is another story playing out in local communities. Pro-life advocates have waged a successful campaign to reduce abortions in many places throughout the country. By using state laws to regulate and limit abortion and by creating their own clinics to offer alternatives to women, they have changed the facts on the ground. FRONTLINE investigates the steady decline in the number of physicians and clinics performing abortions and focuses on local political battles in states like Mississippi, where only a single clinic performs the controversial procedure.



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Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Last Abortion Clinic, The,” 11/04/2005, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 24, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_52D3A195EBE44BE387FA22843EF3A588.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Last Abortion Clinic, The.” 11/04/2005. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 24, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_52D3A195EBE44BE387FA22843EF3A588>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Last Abortion Clinic, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_52D3A195EBE44BE387FA22843EF3A588
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