“Abortion and Women's Rights 1970” Screening

Nov 28, 2023

05:30 PM - 06:30 PM

Boyd Law Building, Room 245

130 Byington Road, Iowa City, IA 52246

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Join Iowa Law's Chapter of If/When/How for a free screening of the short documentary Abortion and Women's Rights 1970!

About the film: "This unique film, one of the first about the struggle for abortion rights, tells the story of two women's illegal abortions before the Supreme Court declared a constitutional right to abortion in Roe v. Wade in 1973. It also speaks to the reality that 80-90% of those who died from illegal abortions were nonwhite, poor women. Women's voices from discussion groups and rallies lay out the need for safe, affordable abortions, birth control and maternity care for all women. They demand an end to forced sterilization and drug testing on Black, Brown, and poor women. They call for decent health care for all. Women's Rights 1970 reminds us of the conditions and demands that drove the movement for abortion rights fifty years ago. And inspires us to fight for reproductive justice today."

Film runtime: 28 minutes

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