Directed by Dawn Porter
March 16, 2017 from 5:00 - 7:00pm**
Northeastern Campus Behrakis Health Sciences Center, Room 310
(30 Leon Street, Boston, MA 02115)
What remains of a woman’s right to choose? US reproductive health clinics are fighting to remain open. Since 2010, 288 laws regulating abortion providers have been passed by state legislatures. In total, 44 states and the District of Columbia have measures subjecting abortion providers to legal restrictions now imposed on other medical professionals. Unable to comply with these far-reaching and medically unnecessary laws, clinics have taken their fight to the courts. Earlier this year, the US Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling (Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt) that prevents individual states from essentially outlawing abortion. Trapped follows the clinic workers and lawyers who were on the front lines of the battle to keep abortion safe and legal for millions of American women.
Film to be followed by Q&A discussion with Jessica Silbey, Professor of Law, Northeastern University and Brooke Foucault Welles, Assistant Professor, Communications Studies and Network Science, Northeastern University.
**pizza will be served!