Congratulations to ABORTION & WOMEN’S RIGHTS 1970s for Winning Best Creative Documentary Short at the Women’s Voices Now Film Festival!

We are thrilled to congratulate ABORTION & WOMEN’S RIGHTS 1970s (dir. Catha Maslow, Jane Pincus, Mary Summers & Karen Weinstein) for winning the Best Creative Documentary Short at this year’s Women’s Voices Now Film Festival. This groundbreaking film, originally released in 1970, is the first ever made about the struggle for abortion rights in the U.S.

Directed by a group of passionate women activists before the Supreme Court legalized abortion in 1973, this powerful archival piece documents women’s voices from a pre-Roe v. Wade era. It allows women to share their stories about illegal abortions, capturing the raw and emotional experiences of that time. The film also features White, Black, and Latino organizers speaking out about the high rates of Black maternal mortality, forced sterilization, and unethical drug testing on people of color, while calling for universal health care.

ABORTION & WOMEN’S RIGHTS 1970s offers extraordinary archival footage that not only reminds us of the conditions and demands that drove the movement for women’s and abortion rights fifty years ago but also inspires us to continue fighting for reproductive justice today.

This award-winning film is now available to book or purchase. Don’t miss the chance to experience this essential piece of history and join the ongoing fight for reproductive rights. Congratulations once again to the dedicated directors and everyone involved in bringing this vital story to light.

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