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Trapped: What Remains of a Woman’s Right to Choose?

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Saturday, April 8, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


-          Trapped (Run time: 1 hr 23 mins). U.S. reproductive health clinics are fighting to remain open. Since 2010, 288 laws regulating abortion providers have been passed by state legislatures. In total, 44 states and the District of Columbia have measures subjecting abortion providers to legal restrictions not imposed on other medical professionals. Unable to comply with these far-reaching and medically unnecessary laws, clinics have taken their fight to the courts. As the U.S. Supreme Court decides in 2016 whether individual states may essentially outlaw abortion (Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt), Trapped follows clinic workers and lawyers who are on the front lines of the battle to keep abortion safe and legal for millions of American women.

TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXFo0ELvGsg


-          Dr. Alesha Durfee. Associate Professor, Women and Gender Studies, School of Social Transformation, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Dr. Alesha Durfee's research and teaching focus on social policy and domestic violence, including mandatory arrest policies and civil protection orders. Her work has been published in journals such as Gender & Society, Journal of Marriage and Family, Violence against Women, Politics & Society, Global Public Health, Feminist Criminology, and Feminist Teacher

-          Jodi Liggett. Vice President of Public Affairs at Planned Parenthood Arizona, Inc. Liggett holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and Government as well as JD from Arizona State University College of Law. Liggett is also a Board Member for the Arizona Foundation for Women and Arizona Association for Supportive Child Care.

Session Schedule:

-          10:00-11:30 a.m. Screening of Trapped

-          11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: Discussion with Dr. Durfee and Jodi Liggett