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.

 

What remains of a woman's right to choose?

Trapped airs on PBS's film series Independent Lens June 20, 2016 at 10/9c. Check local listings.

Across the U.S. reproductive health clinics are fighting to stay open because of Targeted Regulation of Abortion Provider (TRAP) legislation — complicated state laws that essentially outlaw abortion under the guise of helping protect the health of women. In her latest feature-length documentary Trapped, Dawn Porter follows the stories of women seeking reproductive services and the care providers struggling to help them in a regulatory environment that makes seeking and providing abortion services ever more difficult.

Trapped is an award-winning film that premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, has been viewed in movie theaters across the country, and has engaged diverse audiences in over 200 community screenings. This month, the film will be available to everyone in the U.S. on PBS’s Independent Lens film series. See the broadcast premiere on June 20, 2016 at 10/9c, check local listings, or stream it online for a limited time, beginning June 21 at video.pbs.org.