A Private Matter
True account of Sherri Finkbine, who became the center of controversy in 1962 when she decided to seek an abortion after discovering that the child she was carrying might be deformed by thalidomide.
The Traveling Abortion Doctor
"The Provider," a documentary by Maya Cueva and Leah Galant, follows traveling abortion provider Dr. Shannon Carr to Dallas, Texas, where she performs legal and safe abortions, despite the vigorous anti-abortion stigma and legislation.
This film is part of The Atlantic Selects, a showcase of short documentaries by independent creators and curated by The Atlantic.
The Saints Dreams
The short film shows and denounces the radical anti-abortion policy of both the church and the American administration.
Take the Dreamtest
Jennifer Hall Lee made these films in 2003 out of frustration that women's rights over their bodies was still a political issue in the United States. In "The Dream Test" the woman in this film is the essence of a 1950s era caucasian woman with all the comforts of a good home.
Given that abortion was illegal when this archival film was originally shot she stated to have found it fascinating t...
Keep it legal
The short film deals with the legality of abortion, birth control and contraception in the United States and the American government's anti-abortion policy.
Birthright: A War Story
Birthright: A War Story is a feature length documentary that examines how women are being jailed, physically violated and even at risk of dying as a radical movement tightens its grip across America. The film tells the story of women who have become collateral damage in the aggressive campaign to take control of reproductive health care and to allow states, courts and religious doctrine to gove...
We stand with planned parenthood (New York, 1970)
"What's the use of getting elected if you don't stand for something?" said NY Assemblyperson George Michaels, before casting a tie-breaking vote to legalise abortion in 1970. This four minute video shows female and male speakers in the assembly talking about their vote and finally George Michael that gave his vote to the legalisation of abortion. Finally this vote ended Michaels's political car...
12th & Delaware
This documentary describes the situation in USA: The seemingly sleepy intersection of Delaware Ave. and 12th St. in Fort Pierce, Fla. is ground zero for the ferocious abortion rights battle raging in America. On one corner stands an abortion clinic; across the street is the Pregnancy Care Center, a pro-life outpost dedicated to heading off abortion seekers at the pass.
12TH & DELAWARE prov...
No woman no cry
For too many women, pregnancy is a death sentence. One thousand women die each day from complications during pregnancy or childbirth. Shockingly, nearly all maternal deaths and disabilities can be prevented. In her gripping directorial debut, Christy Turlington Burns shares the powerful stories of at-risk pregnant women in four parts of the world, including a remote Maasai tribe in Tanzania, a ...
Abortion remains legal in the United States but anti-abortion efforts have succeeded in making it virtually inaccessible in some places and in the Deep South, often unthinkable. At one time Mississippi had fourteen abortion clinics. Now only one remains.
Since the passage of Roe v. Wade more than four decades ago, the self-labeled “pro-life” movement has won significant cultural, political a...