TRAPPED

A FILM BY DAWN PORTER

Across America, but particularly in the South, abortion clinics are in a fight for their existence. Since 2010, legislators across America vowing to make their states "abortion free" have introduced hundreds of anti-choice bills. Caught in the political quagmire are millions of women of reproductive age, many of them poor and uninsured. Their only hope? The men and women fighting to fulfill the protections guaranteed by Roe v. Wade.

 

DR. WILLIE PARKER

A longtime physician and abortion provider who refocused his career to offer reproductive health services for women in the South. For years he has traveled to clinics in Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi to provide care where no one else would. He currently works and lives in the South and is a faculty member at the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University. In addition to his M.D., Dr. Parker holds advanced degrees from Harvard and the University of Michigan.

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AMY HAGSTROM MILLER

Founder and CEO of Whole Woman's Health, a group of reproductive health clinics that operates eight locations in five states, including several in Texas. Amy served as the lead plaintiff in a legal challenge against the state’s abortion law that is being heard by the Supreme Court in 2016 and has become an outspoken advocate in the ongoing fight to maintain access to abortion in the Lone Star State.

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MARVA SADLER

Director of clinical services at Whole Woman’s Health, a group of reproductive health clinics that operates eight locations in five states. Marva is a longtime Texas resident and has worked in the reproductive rights field for more than 10 years.

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NANCY NORTHUP

President and CEO of The Center for Reproductive Rights, a New York City-based organization that has used constitutional and international law to secure women's reproductive freedom — including abortion rights — in 60 countries. Nancy graduated from Columbia Law School and was the founding director of the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law.

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DALTON JOHNSON

Owner of Alabama Women’s Center — the only abortion clinic in northern Alabama. An Ohio native, Dalton opened his clinic 14 years ago and has encountered opposition ever since from activists, legislators and lawyers. In 2014, he was forced to move the location of his clinic to comply with new legislation.


GLORIA GRAY

Owner and director of the West Alabama Women’s Center, located in Tuscaloosa. Gloria opened the clinic in 1993 because she saw the need for a clinic to provide quality abortion care that exceeded the poor services that were being offered by unregulated doctors. She estimates that 80 percent of her clinic’s patients are at or below the poverty level.

Posted by Trapped on Saturday, February 6, 2016