Documentary Film Screening of Birthright: A War Story
BIRTHRIGHT: A WAR STORY is a feature length documentary that examines how women are being jailed, physically violated and even put 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 govern whether, when and how women will bear children.The documentary explores the accelerating gains of the crusade to control pregnant women and the fallout that is creating a public health crisis, turning pregnant women into criminals and challenging the constitutional protections of every woman in America. This is the real-life “Handmaid’s Tale.”
“This documentary shows how the U.S. is becoming ‘the Handmaid’s Tale.’” — Newsweek
“A wake-up call for people on both sides of the argument.” — Los Angeles Times
“Packs a powerful message: that reproduction has become perilous for women in America.” — The New York Times
A discussion will follow.
Co-Sponsors: UMass Departments of History, WGSS, Public Health, and Legal Studies; Abortion Rights Fund of Western Massachusetts; Five College Certificate in Reproductive, Health, Rights and Justice; Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program at Hampshire; and UMass Students for Reproductive Justice.