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The Sherri Finkbine Abortion Case

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11 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 27 August 2013

In 1962, Sherri Finkbine, a TV presenter from Arizona, unwittingly took the dangerous drug thalidomide while pregnant with her fifth child. She and her husband then launched a very public campaign for the right to have an abortion. Refused treatment in America, the Finkbines eventually had to travel to Sweden. Their case galvanised the campaign for abortion to be legalised in the United States.

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