Movie Report: If These Walls Could Talk

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If These Walls Could Talk I watched a movie called If These Walls Could Talk, which follow three different women, and their experience with abortion. All of the three stories took place at the same house throughout a 22 year span in between each of them. Each segment of the movie was created to show the popular views of society at the given time they were in. First I am going to give a synopsis of the three stories. The first segment of the movie deals with a women called Claire Donnelly, a widowed nurse that lives in the suburbs of Chicago. Claire became pregnant by her brother in law, and she decides to do an abortion for the purpose of not hurting her late husband’s family. But abortion at the currently time, which is 1952, abortion was strictly illegal. Claire goes out searching for another somebody to help, and she finds a nurse that can help her. She calls a number she received from the nurse, and she calls the women, but the abortion place she was directed to Puerto Rico. Claire couldn’t afford the trip over there. She tries to do abortion by herself with a knitting needle, but failed. She finds another person, a man who will preform the abortion aat her house. Abortion is done and she dies shortly afterwards because of a hemorrhage. The next is in 1974 part of the film deals with Barbara Barrows, a struggling and aging mother that has four children and her husband is a police officer that works at night. Barbara finds out that she has another kid on the way. She’s is going back to college and is thinking about having an abortion with the support of her daughter. But ultimately she decides to keep it. The next segment deals with Christine Cullen, a college student who gets pregnant by her professor which Is marry. Christine decides to have an abortion when the professor decides to end their relationship, and offers her only money as a “reward”. Christine goes to talk to her roommate about what she is going to do, and decides to have an

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