Here is a full length, Academy Award nominated film on the the history of back alley abortions: When Abortion Was Illegal: Untold Stories. It is by film maker Dorothy Fadiman and part of her Social Documentaries Collection.
The film features “compelling first person accounts which reveal the physical, legal, and emotional consequences during the era when abortion was a criminal act. Remembrances include those of women who experienced illegal abortions, doctors who risked imprisonment and loss of their licenses for providing illegal abortions, and individuals who broke the law by helping women find safe abortions.”
I cannot stress enough the importance of this short film. This is what happens when abortion is illegal. You can’t ignore this.