The title of the print I saw read "The Shame of Patty Smith". This picture is quite remarkable. Done in low-key noir style, with narration at critical points, it plunges ahead fearlessly pointing out the negatives of illegal abortion through a combination of drama and occasional conversation geared to reveal certain unpleasant realities without being too obvious or bombastic. The picture takes the side of legalizing abortion and builds a persuasive case for it.
Patty Smith is the name of the character who wants an abortion after having been raped by 3 hoodlums. She's played by Dani Lynn, who had a brief career. Her roommate is the better known Merry Anders. Bruno VeSota is a sleazy bar owner. Patty's regular doctor, who could not perform an abortion legally, is played by J. Edward McKinley who did quite a lot of television work.
The story and screenplay are realistic and honest, not sugarcoating the issues at all. They avoid overdoing the melodramatic in favor of a matter-of-fact approach that nevertheless brings out the emotional elements faced by a young girl who is forced off the beaten path into a back alley world after consulting her doctor and a priest. The film definitely plays like and looks like an extension of noir into the early 60s. This is a serious movie, not exploitation.
I've never seen anything from this time period that honed in on abortion until seeing this. It's a rather unknown movie, not appearing on the Wiki list of films about abortion. In all probability, this film is bold and path-breaking.