At this very moment, a woman's right to abortion in the United States is not clear. Since 2010, state legislatures have passed more than 250 laws restricting abortion clinics and their doctors. From mandating the width of hallways to requiring physicians to have active admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, these measures are forcing clinics across the country to shut down in epidemic numbers. Lawyer-turned-acclaimed-filmmaker Dawn Porter picks up the plight of the doctors and clinic operators along with the countless women relying on these facilities to uphold their legal right to safe abortion. As a landmark case against these laws brought by Texas clinics to the Supreme Court nears a verdict, the stakes on either side of the intractable divide have never been higher. Winner of Sundance's Special Jury Prize for Social Impact, this highly prescient study exposes the human cost of the war over choice. Myrocia Watamaniuk
In conjunction with Trapped, the Across the Line virtual reality experience will be available in the lobby of the Isabelle Bader Theatre on May 3 and 4.