ABORTION IN AMERICA: NEW DOCUMENTARY SHOWS HOW THE U.S. IS BECOMING 'THE HANDMAID'S TALE'

When the T.V. adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s seminal 1985 novel The Handmaid’s Tale began streaming on Hulu last month, many were quick to draw parallels between the Donald Trump administration and the fictional theocracy that controls the United States in the book and show. 

To Civia Tamarkin and Luchina Fisher, the team behind the new documentary Birthright: A War Story, which tracks the rapid swell of abortion restrictions in the U.S., those comparisons are entirely justified. Their documentary explores the myriad ways that the pro-life movement has worked to roll back access to abortion for women in the U.S. and to put the rights of the fetus, rather than the pregnant woman, first.

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