A great way to get the conversation about abortion rights started is to bring people together.
Who doesn't love a movie night?
This casual, fun way to engage your peers will get them thinking about the freedom to make our own medical decisions, including abortion. To start, select a movie from our suggestions below, offer to host the movie night at your house, and have each friend bring a snack or beverage to share. It's that easy!
If you commit to hosting a movie night, share an updated social media! Your content could inspire others to take action, too.
- “Motherhood By Choice, Not Chance” (Available on Vimeo). This documentary looks at the reproductive justice movement in the US in a historical context while looking at ways in which reproductive justice rights are continually being suppressed.
- “Unpregnant” (Available on Amazon). A 17-year old Missouri teen discovers she has gotten pregnant, a development that threatens to end her dreams of matriculating at an Ivy League college, and the career that will follow.
- “Never Rarely Sometimes Always” (Available on Amazon). After learning that she is unable to get an abortion in Pennsylvania without parental consent, Autumn and her cousin travel across state lines to New York City.
- “The Janes” (Available on HBO Max). This documentary tells the story of how in the pre-Roe v. Wade era, female activists build an underground network for women with unwanted pregnancies and provide low-cost and free illegal abortions to an estimated 11,000 women.
- “Reversing Roe” (Available on Netflix). A look at the decades-long political campaign to try to overturn Roe v. Wade with interviews from abortion rights supporters and opponent.
- “The Abortion Diaries” (Available on Vimeo). In this documentary, 12 women from different backgrounds ranging between the ages of 19 and 54 share their experiences with abortion, sexuality, love, and spirituality.
No spoilers here: It's gonna take more than one conversation to change the political landscape around abortion. However, we know a two-way conversation is the best place to start. Let's get the conversation about abortion poppin'!
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