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.
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.
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.
As of this writing, the 2016 #Spawn4Good gaming fundraiser has raised $2,155 for abortions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The collection captures the giddiness of the decade and the unbridled enthusiasm for creating new ways of being and doing.
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.