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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.

LOIS VOSSEN / EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Lois Vossen, founder and executive producer of Independent Lens, is responsible for commissioning new work, curating the series, and working closely with ITVS and Independent Lens-funded filmmakers to provide creative feedback and editorial support related to broadcast standards. Independent Lens films have received 10 News & Documentary Emmy Awards, two Primetime Emmys, 15 George Foster Peabody Awards, five Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Journalism Awards, seven Academy Award nominations, and was the winner of the 2013, 2014 and 2015 IDA Award for Best Curated Series. Previously, Vossen was Associate Managing Director of the Sundance Film Festival and Sundance Labs. She serves on the Documentary Peer Panel for the Television Academy, and has been a juror at SXSW, DOC New Zealand, Toronto International, New Orleans, and Palm Springs International film festivals, among others.

 

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