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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.

MARILYN NESS / PRODUCER

Marilyn Ness is a two-time Emmy, DuPont, and Peabody Award-winning documentary producer. Most recently, she produced Katy Chevigny and Ross Kauffman's feature documentary E-TEAM that premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and was acquired by Netflix Originals. Marilyn also produced Johanna Hamilton's feature documentary 1971, which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival 2014 and broadcast on Independent Lens in 2015. Marilyn also directed and produced the documentary feature film Bad Blood: A Cautionary Tale that broadcast nationally on PBS in 2011 and was the centerpiece of a campaign to reform blood donation policies in the U.S. Prior to that, Ness spent four years as a producer for director Ric Burns, collaborating on four award-winning PBS films: Ansel Adams; The Center of the World; Andy Warhol; and Eugene O'Neill.

 

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