The new documentary Trapped by Dawn Porter follows clinic workers and lawyers in the United States, on the front lines of the battle to keep abortion safe and legal for millions of American women. Since 2010, 288 laws regulating abortion providers have been passed by state legislatures. In total, 44 states and the District of Columbia have measures subjecting abortion providers to legal restrictions not imposed on other medical professionals. Unable to comply with these far-reaching and medically unnecessary laws, clinics have taken their fight to the courts.
With the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, which will decide whether states have the right to make it next to impossible for women to obtain abortions (through the so-called TRAP laws that give the film its name), Trapped is an especially important film to watch.
Gender Focus is proud to be the community partner for the screening of Trapped on Tuesday, May 10 at the DOXA documentary film festival in Vancouver. And you could win a pair of tickets!
There are three ways to enter to win (maximum three entries per person):
The contest closes on Monday, May 2, at which point I’ll randomly select and notify a winner!