The film TRAPPED illustrates what it’s like for physicians and medical professionals who are trying to provide safe and legal abortion in states where politicians have restricted access. You can watch the trailer here. The film will be screen in Fargo next week!
Date: Wednesday, May 4th
Time: Doors open at 5:30pm, film begins at 6:00p.m.
Location: NDSU, Memorial Union, Badlands room
Space is limited. RSVP required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit the Facebook event page.
As health care providers, Planned Parenthood and Red River Women’s Clinic have seen first-hand the devastating consequences for patients when politicians make it difficult or impossible to access safe, legal abortion. In Texas, researchers found women are waiting up to 20 days to access abortions in some areas, and that at least 100,000 women have attempted to induce abortion on their own, without medical supervision.
This comes as the Supreme Court is poised to hear a case on restrictions in Texas that have shuttered health centers across the state. The stakes for women in this case are higher than ever — and will reverberate far beyond Texas. The Court could soon determine the fate of a woman’s fundamental right to access safe, legal abortion in the United States.
From 2011 to 2013, hundreds of state regulations were passed restricting access to abortion in America. These are known as ‘TRAP’ laws, or Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers.