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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

RELIGIOUS WOMEN HAVE ABORTIONS TOO, AND MANY FAITHS AFFIRM ABORTION RIGHTS.

The imminent threat to Roe v. Wade elicited significant concern from many religious communities, and an amicus brief to the Supreme Court signed onto by Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Unitarian, Sikh and other groups reflects a challenge to the dominant narrative that religions are anti-abortion. >

(NBC News)

VOL. 1 - The New Yorker

A REPRODUCTIVE-RIGHTS ACTIVIST EXPLAINS THE REALITIES OF ABORTION FOR LATINA WOMEN

“Given the Supreme Court’s recent decision to allow the Texas abortion ban to stand, I think white feminists are now seeing what Black and brown and Indigenous feminists have been saying from the very beginning: the Court is not going to protect our rights. They’re not going to make abortion access available to us.” >

(The New Yorker)

VOL. 1 - Jezebel

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) 

VOL. 1 - US NEWS / WORLD REPORT

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)

VOL. 1 - NY Times

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)

NATIONAL LATINA INSTITUTE FOR REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice (the Latina Institute) builds Latina/x power to fight for the fundamental human right to reproductive health, dignity, and justice. 

SHOUT YOUR ABORTION BOOK

Shout Your Abortion is a collection of photos, essays, and creative work inspired by the movement of the same name, a template for building new communities of healing, and a call to action. Since SYA’s inception, people all over the country begun sharing stories and organizing in a range of ways: making art, hosting comedy shows, creating abortion-positive clothing, altering billboards, and starting conversations that had never happened before.

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.

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