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America: The New Battle for Abortion

On June 24, 2022, in the United States, the justices of the Supreme Court, the country’s highest judicial body, struck down a symbol of women’s freedom: the right to abortion. This retrograde decision was imposed by judges aligned with the religious ultra-right wing of the Republican party, who have become a majority on the country’s most powerful institution. An earthquake of global proportions, attacking a fundamental right acquired 50 years ago in America.

Since then, 16 states have already taken steps to restrict abortion or are in the process of banning it. The 9 most radical states have banned abortion even in cases of rape and incest. But the majority of Americans overwhelmingly support the right to abortion. A citizens’ resistance is taking shape. They are reaching out to all women in need, trapped in states where Christian fundamentalists forbid them the freedom not to have children.

Filmed on the border of the Bible Belt states in the Midwest, this documentary profiles the commitment of civil society, doctors, lawyers, volunteers and individuals determined to preserve the right and access of their fellow citizens to abortion.

PRODUCTION INFO

  • Year: 2024
  • Duration: 52 mins
  • Production: LSD Films
  • Director: Sophie Przychodny & Cyril Denvers
  • Available Versions: ENG, FRA
  • Country of production: France