Six women who couldn’t disagree more.

In the aftermath of John Salvi’s murder spree at two Brookline abortion clinics,
leaders from opposing sides of the abortion debate met together in secret talks.

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Formerly the Public Conversations Project, Essential Partners hosted the 1990s Abortion Talks under the direction of Laura Chasin. This guide activates and structures discussions around the film to encourage civility and constructive dialogue.


By Abortion Talks mediator Susan Podziba

Civic Fusion offers proven strategies for moving polarized parties to consensus solutions based on the author’s 25 years of mediation and negotiation experience, including working with pro-life and pro-choice leaders.