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Edelin Conviction, The


Dubbed from A2-04677. Original date 12/7/77.

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Edelin Conviction, The
Program Description

Dramatization of the trial of Dr. Kenneth Edelin for performing abortions. This high profile case put the Boston doctor at the head of the controversy between Pro-Life and Pro-Choice forces. Using an edited version of the official court records, this reenactment focuses sharply on the abortion issue, leaving it to the viewer to weigh the arguments and decide.

See Prime Time Nov. 1975 Program Guide for cover story.



Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type


Social Issues
Chicago: “Edelin Conviction, The,” 12/07/1977, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 21, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_89006D0611E649AE9ED98C660FC0288F.
MLA: “Edelin Conviction, The.” 12/07/1977. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 21, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_89006D0611E649AE9ED98C660FC0288F>.
APA: Edelin Conviction, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_89006D0611E649AE9ED98C660FC0288F
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