Through film and conversation, rePRO advocates for women’s* reproductive health, justice, and bodily autonomy. We lift intersectional issues, using the power of storytelling as a catalyst for knowledge, intention, and action.

*cis, trans, and non-binary inclusive

Vol.1: ABORTION IS COMMUNITY

This month, we celebrate the power of shared experience, as we prepare for some of the toughest attacks on women’s bodily autonomy in decades. Join us each month as we seek to educate, empower & unite around reproductive health & justice.

THIS IS NOT A LOVE LETTER
Directed by Ariel Zucker (5m.)

A video poem that celebrates resilience and community as one woman tells the story of her abortion for the first time. The film travels in real-time through the raw and heartfelt reactions from her circle of friends.

“I think the running joke for all of us was that we kept calling it THIS IS NOT A LOVE LETTER, but spoiler alert, it is a love letter…” ~Ariel Zucker, Director
https://jezebel.com/fbi-warns-abortion-provider-of-plot-to-kidnap-her-daugh-1848360203

FBI WARNS ABORTION PROVIDER OF THREAT TO KIDNAP HER DAUGHTER

An anti-abortion group supported by Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett is inviting threats to health providers. The group behind that ad, Right to Life Michiana, publishes a list of abortion providers and where they work on its web site—a move that invites threats and harassment. >

(Jezebel) 

Sarah Weddington

ROE LAWYER SARAH WEDDINGTON HELPED REDEFINE ABORTION RIGHTS

In honor of Sarah Weddington, we share this remembrance of her many accomplishments. Weddington was only 26 years old when she successfully argued Roe v. Wade in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. >

(U.S. News & World Report)

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/04/podcasts/the-daily/prenatal-tests-pregnancy-birth.html

INVESTIGATING THE PRE-NATAL TESTING MARKET

Yael Geller and her son. A prenatal test indicated that her fetus might be missing part of a chromosome, but her son has no signs of the condition.

In just over a decade, prenatal tests have gone from laboratory experiments to an industry that serves more than a third of the pregnant women in America. The grave predictions of rare genetic disorders made by newer tests, however, are usually wrong.”  >

(The New York Times – read or listen)

WE TESTIFY

We Testify is an organization dedicated to the leadership and representation of people who have abortions, increasing the spectrum of abortion storytellers in the public sphere, and shifting the way the media understands the context and complexity of accessing abortion care.

CNT PRODUCTIONS

CNT Productions pushes boundaries in the name of social justice. No topic is taboo and they strive to make the most difficult conversations digestible through humor, performing arts, and open discussion. CNT is comprised of artists who write, act, dance, produce and direct works of poetry, comedy, and drama. 

FEBRUARY YONI HOUR

February 3, 8:30pm EST | 5:30pm PST

Join us for a virtual gathering inspired by themes from the film. Share what you’re reading, watching, listening to and what reproductive health & justice means to you right now. 

OUR GENEROUS UNDERWRITERS

Thank you to our Vol. 1 underwriters, who enable us to bring you the rePRO Periodical for free. Learn how you can support this public media initiative >

rePRO is a program of mama.film, a 501(c)3 cinematic arts organization, where storytellers, changemakers and nurturers come together to champion humanity through a maternal gaze.