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Women of Substance
1994
Color
60 minutes
US
English
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Women of Substance

Narrated by Joanne Woodward, this video is a comprehensive portrait of the legal, moral and health care battles being waged to improve treatment opportunities for pregnant addicts and women with children. Revealing the human and social problems encountered and social problem encountered by pregnant and parenting addicts who seek treatment, their personal stories reveal the true face of this country's health care crisis.
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