We are proud to join with our friends Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania, New Voices Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Pro-Choice Escorts to bring the groundbreaking documentary TRAPPED (2016) to Pittsburgh for a screening at the Melwood Theatre this Thursday, May 26.
An urgent, vital examination of Southern abortion clinics – New York Times
Since 2010, hundreds of laws that strategically over-regulate healthcare facilities that provide abortion care have been passed by state legislatures, including in Pennsylvania. While lawmakers attempt to justify each individual regulation as an effort to “protect women,” in reality, these restrictions are designed to work cumulatively, incrementally building obstacles that target low-income women and women of color.
Many abortion providers have been forced to shut their doors due to these restrictions. The providers that remain must navigate increasingly complex and prohibitively costly obstacles in order to comply with each new restriction. TRAPPED follows some of these clinic workers and lawyers who are fighting to keep abortion safe and legal for millions of American women.
Trapped will be screened at the Melwood Theatre (477 Melwood Avenue Pittsburgh) on Thursday, May 26, at 6:30PM. Tickets are $10, and can be reserved here.
The Women’s Law Project is the only public interest law center in Pennsylvania devoted to advancing the rights of women and girls.