A Private Matter (1992)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Docudrama, Feminist Film  |   Run Time - 89 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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When Sherri Finkbine (Sissy Spacek), the host of the Sixties children's television program Romper Room, learns that her unborn child has been damaged by her use of the drug thalidomide, she and her husband decide to abort the fetus, setting in motion the media controversy that is the subject of Joan Micklin Silver's made-for-cable drama.

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abortion, controversy, deformity, doctor, fetus, husband-and-wife, outrage, pregnancy