On Friday 24th June, we witnessed the catastrophic overturning of Roe v. Wade by the US Supreme Court, taking away from US Citizens the constitutional right to an abortion. The implications of this decision are disastrous, and will be life-threatening for many, particularly those most marginalised.
Abortion is healthcare.
Never has it been more important to share our stories (where safe), to get organised (where necessary) & lift up the work of those providing abortion care where it is most needed.
We stand in love and solidarity with our friends and colleagues in the US, and say resolutely – the fight is not over.
Below are some films from our friends and colleagues that highlight the urgent need for safe, legal access to abortion.
Battleground offers a glimpse into the anti-abortion movement and explores how we have arrived at the end of Roe v Wade when 7/10 Americans support access to abortion. We are proud to be working alongside the Battleground team and our friends at Red Owl to offer this film as a tool to inform and mobilise action in the run up to the November midterm elections.
You can find more ways to offer your support and get informed at: https://battlegroundfilm.org/get-organized/
In 1963, student Anne has a bright future ahead of her, but her dreams of finishing her studies are shattered when she becomes pregnant. As her final exams approach, Anne decides to take matters into her own hands.
Happening is now available to own on DVD, Blu-ray and on Digital, find out more on the film website
On The Divide
On The Divide follows the story of three Latinx people living in McAllen, Texas who, despite their views, are connected by the most unexpected of places: the last reproductive health clinic on the U.S./Mexico border. As threats to the clinic and their personal safety mount, these three are forced to make decisions they never could have imagined.
Abortion Helpline, This is Lisa
At the Philadelphia abortion helpline, counselors arrive each morning to the nonstop ring of calls from women and teens who are seeking to end a pregnancy but can’t afford to. In this short documentary we learn how economic stigma and cruel legislation determines who in America has access to abortion.
Watch Abortion Helpline, This is Lisa via Women Make Movies
The Janes tells the story of a group of unlikely outlaws. Defying the state legislature that outlawed abortion, the Catholic Church that condemned it, and the Chicago Mob that was profiting from it, the members of Jane risked their personal and professional lives to help women in need. In the pre-Roe v. Wade era –– a time when abortion was a crime in most states and even circulating information about abortion was a felony in Illinois –– the Janes provided low-cost and free abortions to an estimated 11,000 women.
The 8th traces Ireland’s campaign to remove the 8th Amendment – a constitutional ban on abortion. It shows a country’s transformation from a conservative state in thrall to the Catholic church to a more liberal secular society. An urgent narrative, a cautionary tale and a roadmap for progressive reforms in a modern era where authoritarianism is on the rise, The 8th shows a country forging a new progressive path when reproductive rights are threatened all over the world.
Find The 8th streaming options via the film website