"Speak Body (1979, directed by Kay Armatage) is not only important because it deals with this issue [abortion], but because it does so in a manner that is conscious and critical of the language and controversy around which abortion is framed. Rather than submit to a heated battle over the rights of women vis a vis those of their unborn children, Armatage structures the film as an exploration of the experience of pregnancy and abortion as it is discussed by several women (voices) who are never visually present in the diegesis of the film."
-- Christie Milliken
Milliken, Christie. "The Articulation of Body and Space in Speak Body." Spectator (Los Angeles) 8, no. 1 (1987). (p. 9)