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April 21: Documentary & Discussion: “Trapped”

Posted by isulib on April 15, 2016


U.S. abortion clinics are fighting to survive. Since 2010, hundreds of laws regulating abortion clinics have been passed by conservative state legislatures, particularly in the south. These restrictions, known as TRAP laws (or Targeted Regulations of Abortion Providers) are spreading across America. Faced with increased costs of compliance and the alarming fear of violence from protesters, the stakes for the women and men on the frontlines couldn’t be any higher. As the battle heads to the U.S. Supreme Court, the documentary Trapped follows the struggles of the clinic workers and lawyers fighting to keep abortion safe and legal for millions of American women, many of them poor and uninsured.

The Library and the Multidisciplinary Studies Department is hosting a screening of TRAPPED, a new documentary about new state laws targeting abortion providers. The film features concerned, caring, frustrated staff from centers in Texas, Mississippi, and Alabama.  This screening is one of five being shown throughout Indiana during the month of April, to shine a spotlight on the erosion of women’s rights and increasing restrictions to access to health care.  A post-film discussion will be led by Linda Maule, Dean of University College and professor of Political Science.

Documentary Homepage

Trapped – Trailer

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