Historian's Take

What Does Dirty Dancing Have To Do With Abortion?

Episode 6 | 10m 1s  | Video has closed captioning.

Dirty Dancing is an iconic film from 1987, but do you remember what it’s really about? Dirty Dancing’s entire plot wouldn’t be possible without the abortion that’s at the heart of the movie. Join the writer of Dirty Dancing Eleanor Bergstein, special guest, and our resident professor, as they trace the history of abortion access through Dirty Dancing and what it means for our world today.

Aired: 06/29/22

Rating: NR


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