Join Law Students for Reproductive Justice, the Visual Law Project, and the Lillian Goldman Law Library for a screening of “Birthright: A War Story” and a Q&A with the co-executive producer and writer of the film Luchina Fischer.
The event will take place on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 6:10 - 8:30pm, SLB 120.
Non-pizza dinner will be served.
After Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, opponents of the decision spent the next 40 years organizing an incremental offensive on multiple fronts to restrict access to abortion, contraception, and sterilization by piling on state regulations and putting forward political candidates to further their cause. While women’s clinics and providers were attacked by violent extremists and closed as funding dried up, more insidious, less publicized changes, including the legislation and the mergers and acquisitions that brought hospitals under the control of religious groups, were having far-reaching effects.
“Birthright: A War Story” tells the story of the individuals who have become collateral damage in the aggressive campaign to take control of reproductive health care and to allow states, courts and religious doctrine to govern whether, when, and how they will bear children.
Luchina Fisher is an award-winning writer and filmmaker who has written and produced documentaries for A&E, ESPN, Discovery Health, National Geographic Channel and more. She is also the director of two award-winning short films. Luchina began her career as a journalist for the Miami Herald and People. Her work has appeared in O, The Oprah Magazine, The New York Times, Health and ABCNews.com. She is the co-author/ghostwriter of several books and the recipient of awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Illinois Arts Council.