U.S. abortion clinics are fighting to survive. Since 2010, hundreds of bills have been enacted targeting abortion rights on a statewide level. Filmmaker Dawn Porter examines how abortion laws affect doctors, patients and clinics in different states.
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Critics Of "Trapped"
Jason Bailey Flavorwire
May 03, 2016 Riveting, powerful, and, with a Supreme Court decision on the "undue burden" of such laws due in June, timely as hell.Read in Source
Lizzy Acker Willamette Week
March 17, 2016 Does the sight of Rick Perry taking away women's rights incapacitate you with sadness, or does it fill you with righteous rage? If the former, don't watch. If the latter, watch and be inspired to do something.Read in Source
G. Allen Johnson San Francisco Chronicle
March 17, 2016 Mostly "Trapped" is a portrait of the indefatigable efforts by doctors and clinic workers to stay open, and delves into reasons why women would want abortions ...Read in Source
Andy Webster New York Times
March 03, 2016 "Trapped" is not a balanced analysis of the abortion debate; it makes its sympathies clear. But it is a powerful and persuasive rendering of a corner of women's health care under siege.Read in Source
Nick Allen RogerEbert.com
March 04, 2016 Unabashedly pro-choice, "Trapped" is not a debate itself, but it has no need to be. Taylor's film does not just have the law on its side, but extraordinary, human elements of character and compassion.Read in Source
Richard von Busack MetroActive
March 23, 2016 One is reminded of the anarchist Pierre-Joseph Proudhon's famous quote-because if ever there was a case of laws being chains for the poor and cobwebs for the rich, here it is.Read in Source
J. R. Jones Chicago Reader
March 10, 2016 The rank hypocrisy of conservatives using government regulation to shut down independent businesses is topped only by the white pro-life activist outside one clinic who shouts at an African-American doctor, "Black lives matter!"Read in Source
Dorothy Rabinowitz Wall Street Journal
June 17, 2016 The film's most compelling argument emerges from interviews with women who now struggle to find abortion services, largely poor women who've had to travel long distances-trips they could scarcely afford-to find a clinic that was open.Read in Source
Peter Keough Boston Globe
March 10, 2016 Porter deftly presents statistics, graphs, and background information. But she also shows the intimate, inspiring, and sometimes heartbreaking day-to-day drama of the dedicated staff and owners of the clinics ...Read in Source
Sherilyn Connelly SF Weekly
March 17, 2016 Dawn Porter's Trapped is a sobering look at the impact of anti-abortion legislation in the South.Read in Source
Lucy Lau Georgia Straight
May 04, 2016 The result is a disconcerting -- and absolutely eye-opening -- examination of the sorry state of women's rights south of the border, an issue made no less concerning by similar conditions that persist around the globe.Read in Source
Country: United States
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Mystery
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