While prosecuting a physician for the death of a client after an abortion, the district attorney discovers that his wife helped her society friends and the daughter of her maid obtain and pay for abortions from the physician (and was perhaps herself also a client.)
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Holy guacamole, there's like 100 abortions in this film. Is this discussing the connection between class and birth control? Or is this a flick to say rich women shouldn't abort, but poor should? Lois' directing raises a lot of questions and gives little answers. Maybe that is a quality.
"I wonder how they portrayed the pro-choice perspective back in 1916..." *Movie opens with the gates of heaven.* "Oh, yeah." Really very interesting though. A compelling story and some slightly advanced technique (obviously nothing extraordinary a year after 'Birth of a Nation', though).