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'Abortion: Stories Women Tell' Is the Documentary America Needs Right Now


'Abortion: Stories Women Tell' Is the Documentary America Needs Right Now
Newsweek

The opening scene of Tracy Droz Tragos’s stirring documentary Abortion: Stories Women Tell, shows the Missouri state capitol fill with the chant: “All in Christ, for pro-life.”Back in 2014, supporters of a proposed extension of the state-mandated waiting period for an abortion—as well as those protesting against it—crowded into the capitol building in Jefferson City. The bill was passed, the waiting period increased from 24 hours to 72 hours without exceptions for women who became pregnant through rape or incest. It has since forced many Missouri women to seek care in different states.Abortion: Stories Women Tell will debut on HBO at a key moment in U.S. history, as the effort to roll back reproductive rights is in full swing. Hundreds of bills that make it more difficult to get an abortion have been filed for the 2017 legislative session, and the proposed American Health Care Act would block women using Medicaid and other federal funds for their health care from seeking preventative care at Planned Parenthood.

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