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‘You Do Not Get to Police Bodies That Have Committed No Crime’: Poetry for Reproductive Rights

In “Our Line, This Time: A Poem for Reproductive Rights,” poets and activists Belissa Escobedo and Rhiannon McGavin bring attention to the history of abortion in the United States, and draw the line on allowing politicians to make anti-choice laws that eliminate abortion rights.

 

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‘Trapped’ Documentary Rejects Moral Divide Between Religion and Abortion

Viewers might expect Trapped to be a grim, national montage—but it's not. Instead, it's something much more powerful: an intimate portrait of a handful of providers in Texas and Alabama who are fighting not only to keep their doors open, but to reduce the stigma against abortion propagated by the religious right.

Viewers might expect Trapped to be a grim, national montage—but it’s not. Instead, it’s something much more powerful: an intimate portrait of a handful of providers in Texas and Alabama who are fighting not only to keep their doors open, but to reduce the stigma against abortion propagated by the religious right.

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A Conversation With ‘No Más Bebés’ Filmmakers Virginia Espino and Renee Tajima-Peña

A new generation can now hear from some of the women coerced into sterilization at Los Angeles County General Hospital in the 1970s in the documentary No Más Bebés ("No More Babies"), airing on PBS tonight.

A new generation can now hear from some of the women coerced into sterilization at Los Angeles County General Hospital in the 1970s in the documentary No Más Bebés (“No More Babies”), airing on PBS tonight.

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How Gaming Is Helping to #ReclaimRoe

As of this writing, the 2016 #Spawn4Good gaming fundraiser has raised $2,155 for abortions.

As of this writing, the 2016 #Spawn4Good gaming fundraiser has raised $2,155 for abortions.

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‘Trapped’ Documentary Highlights Restrictive Abortion Laws in Southern States

TRAPPED from Dawn Porter on Vimeo.

Dawn Porter’s new film, Trapped, examines the targeted regulation of abortion providers (TRAP) laws that, as RH Reality Check‘s Jessica Mason Pieklo recently wrote, “worsen patient care and health outcomes.” The film will premiere this week at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

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Illegal Abortions Onscreen: Depictions of a Pre-‘Roe’ World

Here are several films with breathtaking performances that portray illegal abortion, which you can watch to reflect on how far we’ve come, or on how far we still must go in the fight for abortion access.

Here are several films with breathtaking performances that portray illegal abortion, which you can watch to reflect on how far we’ve come, or on how far we still must go in the fight for abortion access.

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How Photographer Wendi Kent Hopes to Galvanize the Quiescent ‘Pro-Choice Majority’

While Kent’s photographs show predictable tableaux, they underscore the contradiction between protesters’ declarations of Christian compassion and their behaviors: yelling, shaming, and metaphorically bludgeoning people with the Bible.

While Kent’s photographs show predictable tableaux, they underscore the contradiction between protesters’ declarations of Christian compassion and their behaviors: yelling, shaming, and metaphorically bludgeoning people with the Bible.

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‘Winning Lies Not in a Single Victory,’ Writes Author of Buoyant New Book on Activism

An inspiring—if perhaps overly optimistic—book, When We Fight We Win!: Twenty-First-Century Social Movements and the Activists That Are Transforming Our World, showcases six areas in which progressive shifts have already happened or are possible thanks to long-range activism and political vision.

An inspiring—if perhaps overly optimistic—book, When We Fight We Win!: Twenty-First-Century Social Movements and the Activists That Are Transforming Our World, showcases six areas in which progressive shifts have already happened or are possible thanks to long-range activism and political vision.

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‘The 1970s’: A Quirky, Scattershot Look Back at Feminism Four Decades Ago

The collection captures the giddiness of the decade and the unbridled enthusiasm for creating new ways of being and doing.

The collection captures the giddiness of the decade and the unbridled enthusiasm for creating new ways of being and doing.

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It Shouldn’t Take a Superhero to Access Abortion Care in Prison, But in ‘Jessica Jones’ It Does

Critics have hailed the show for its realistic feminist-leaning plot lines and discussions of sexual consent, rape, and addiction. But while the show offers a depiction of a confident abortion decision, the reality of the situation is pure fiction.

Critics have hailed the show for its realistic feminist-leaning plot lines and discussions of sexual consent, rape, and addiction. But while the show offers a depiction of a confident abortion decision, the reality of the situation is pure fiction.

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