By Iminza Keboge
Published July 15, 2017
A documentary film that examines what is perceived as ‘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’ has opened in the Big Apple.
The film, aptly titled BIRTHRIGHT: A WAR STORY, examines how women are being jailed, physically violated and even put at risk of dying as a radical movement tightens its grip on power across the United States of America.
“We’re witnessing shocking attacks on women in Donald Trump’s America. In Congress, the new proposed “health care” bill could defund Planned Parenthood and cut maternal health care funding for low income women. Restrictive reproductive health care laws are being introduced in state legislatures all across the country, with little regard for science or respect for women’s ability to make their own medical decisions,” Women Make Movies says.
Named by The Daily Beast as “a timely new documentary”, and described by Newsweek as a “documentary that shows how the US is becoming the Handmaid’s Tale”, BIRTHRIGHT: A WAR STORY examines how women are being jailed, physically violated and even put at risk of dying as a radical movement tightens its grip across America.
And what has this got to do with women across the world?
Everything. Because what happens in the United States of America affects the whole world. In fact, WMM says that in some states of the USA “it’s safer for a woman to go and give birth in a developing country.” This, certainly, has some implications for everyone across the globe.
The shows in New York City (opened on July 14) and Los Angeles (opens on July 28) are accompanied by expert panels on the issues covered in the documentary.