Abortion: Stories Women Tell (2016)


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In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade gave every woman the right to have an abortion. Since 2011, more than half the states in the nation have significantly restricted access to abortions. In 2016, abortion remains one of the most divisive issues in America, especially in Missouri, where only one abortion clinic remains open, patients and their doctors must navigate a 72-hour waiting period, and each year sees more restrictions.

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Ms. Tragos passes no overt judgment; the judgment lies in the juxtaposition of stories, and storytellers.

Mar 30, 2017 | Full Review…

Some stories are among the most resonant I've heard in a documentary this year.

Aug 12, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

What Ms. Tragos succeeds in illustrating is that if you take away the signs and listen to the stories, there is little difference between women on opposite sides of the debate - at least in the region she covers.

Aug 11, 2016 | Full Review…

The personal and often raw testimony collected from about two dozen women spans the political divide over abortion, providing one of the most complex treatments of the issue.

Aug 11, 2016 | Full Review…

The key to understanding why "Abortion: Stories Women Tell" is a quietly powerful documentary is not the first word in the title but the final three.

Aug 11, 2016 | Full Review…

Stories Women Tell does succeed at what it primarily means to do, which is to take abortion out of the realm of the theoretical and make it more personal.

Aug 11, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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