After Roe: - Docu-fiction looks at what life could be like in the U.S. if abortion became illegal. We know what it was like before Roe versus Wade legalized abortion: women were forced to bear unwanted children, or had to risk their own lives by seeking dangerous, expensive and criminal back alley abortions. Many women died alone, hemorrahaging from self-inflicted abortions. Emergency room personnel struggled to save the lives of women who threw themselves down stairs, overdosed on drugs or sprayed poisonous chemicals into their bodies to end their pregnancies. - SATELLITE: 16 Jan. 1996.