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'Abortion: Stories Women Tell' Is An Honest Look at How All Women Are Impacted by Abortion Laws


'Abortion: Stories Women Tell' Is An Honest Look at How All Women Are Impacted by Abortion Laws
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In an era where numerous state legislatures are attempting to pass increasingly restrictive laws to subvert a woman's constitutionally-protected right to an abortion, Missouri has quietly managed to become a center of stringent legislation and lack of access (case in point: a St. Louis-based Planned Parenthood is the only clinic that offers abortions in the entire state). In the fall of 2014, Missouri lawmakers introduced further obstacles with a bill that not only mandated a 72-hour waiting period for anyone seeking an abortion but paired it with a state-directed, in-person counseling session intended to dissuade them from having the procedure.Wanting to bring attention to the lack of reproductive freedom in Missouri, award-winning director Tracy Droz Tragos began filming her latest documentary Abortion: Stories Women Tell just as the law went into effect.

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