Leona's Sister Gerri DVD
Leona's Sister GerriDVD
In 1964, fearing for her life after an extramarital affair produced an unwanted pregnancy, Gerri Santoro attempted to perform an illegal abortion with the help of her lover. When she hemorrhaged and died as a result, a grisly photo of Gerri's body scandalized the nation and energized the pro-choice movement in America. This thought-provoking, sensitive documentary profiles the touchstone case by interviewing Gerri's family and friends. 57 min. Soundtrack: English; biography; interview.