Women’s History Month
CHOICE at RISK
The Long Struggle Continues
Award-Winning Filmmaker, Author, Teacher
Film Clips * Speaker Presentation * Q&A * Light Refreshments
TUESDAY, MARCH 29. 7:00 PM
Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos
Free and open to all. Wheelchair accessible.
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The Supreme Court has just heard a case from Texas that represents the gravest threat in years to women’s right to access legal, safe abortions. The case, Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, centers around the latest tactic being used by anti-choice activists: targeted regulation of abortion providers, or TRAP. Over twenty state legislatures have attempted to severely restrict access to clinics by imposing burdensome, nearly impossible to meet requirements on the clinics.
These restrictions are causing clinics around the country to close their doors, leaving millions of women without any affordable access. In states that have passed TRAP legislation, the majority of women who suffer from the loss of access are the poor. In Texas in particular, those most targeted are poor Latinas.
For this Women’s History Month special program, Dorothy Fadiman will present selections from her Emmy Award-winning film trilogy, From the Back Alleys to the Supreme Court and Beyond. This deeply moving documentary presents the stark history of what life was like for American women before abortion was made legal, safe and widely available, all elements now at risk of returning. Dorothy will also present portions of her documentary that record the history of women demanding their rights, resulting in Roe v Wade.
Paul George, Director of Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, will briefly discuss the ramifications of the recent Supreme Court case and the wide-ranging and highly organized use of TRAP laws nationally to challenge women’s hard-won rights.
We will begin the program with a very brief video tribute to Berta Cáceres, the Honduran environmental and indigenous rights activists who was recently assassinated.