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THE ‘BATTLEGROUND’ WEEKLY WRAP UP - THE LATEST ON ABORTION IN AMERICA

State Updates This week, several lawsuits have been filed by pro-choice lawyers and organizations with the aim of blocking trigger bans and keeping the small number of remaining abortion care clinics open for as long as possible in North Dakota, Louisiana, Florida, Texas, Arizona, Mississippi, and Oklahoma.  Nancy Northup, Center for Reproductive Rights president, said: “We are seeing the start of a public health crisis that will engulf the nation. Our immediate priority is to preserve access in every state for as long as we can. Every day and hour…

THE ‘BATTLEGROUND WEEKLY WRAP UP - The Latest On Abortion In America

  Five states that originally banned abortion have now resumed abortion services for the short term as judges block bans. Following the chaos-inducing overturning of Roe v Wade last Friday, clinics in Texas, Louisiana and Utah have now resumed abortion services whilst the courts explore the legality of the bans. This was followed shortly by Kentucky, which had it’s trigger law, banning abortions, blocked by a judge until at least the 6th of July. On July 1st, a Florida judge ruled that a new state law banning abortions at 15…

Ethical Reporting On The Overturn Of Roe V Wade

With Roe V Wade expected to fall in the coming months, 26 states are poised to ban abortion, 13 of which states have trigger laws that go into effect immediately. While we prepare for the repercussions and wrestle with what the fallout will be, it is more imperative than ever that journalists are equipped to report on these issues appropriately. Below we have compiled some useful resources and tactics that can help journalists prepare to meet the moment: Journalists are encouraged to get to know the providers and organisers in…

6 Things To Know If Roe Is Overturned

1  At least 26 states will ban abortion, 13 of which have trigger laws that go into effect immediately. 200 clinics will face closure and 36 million people of reproductive age will lose access to abortion. 2  Attacks by state legislatures on abortion pills; increasingly extreme state laws criminalizing abortion, doctors and anyone who aids or abets someone obtaining abortion. 3  The chairman of the House Democrats has already called abortion ‘the central issue’ on the ballot for the 2022 midterms, especially in swing states. Expect a push for a…

BATTLEGROUND WORLD PREMIERE SOLD OUT

Battleground’s World Premiere at Tribeca Film Film Festival has now sold out! Battleground is an urgently timely window into the intersection of abortion and politics in America, following three women who lead formidable anti-abortion organizations to witness the enormous influence they wield. As Roe stands on the precipice of being overturned and numerous states pass unconstitutional abortion bans, the film also depicts those on the front lines of the fierce fight to maintain access. We have two more upcoming screenings - book your tickets early to get a space and…

BIDEN & THE WORD ‘ABORTION’

Following today’s shocking leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion that could make abortion illegal in over ½ U.S. States, many Americans have been anxiously awaiting to hear a response from President Joe Biden. “I believe that a woman’s right to choose is fundamental, Roe has been the law of the land for almost fifty years, and basic fairness and the stability of our law demand that it not be overturned.” According to CNN, Biden has had a long evolution on the issue. He said early on in his career…

BREAKING NEWS FROM POLITICO

Last night, news outlet Politico shocked the world with the release of a draft opinion by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito indicating plans to strike down Roe v. Wade. This would end the current federal constitutional protection of abortion rights and allow each state to decide whether to restrict or ban abortion. The court's holding will not be final until it is published, likely in the next two months. In the absence of Roe, at least 26 states will ban abortion, 13 of which have trigger laws that go into…

BATTLEGROUND WORLD PREMIERE AT TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL

‘Battleground’ has been selected to play at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival in New York City in the documentary competition section. Battleground is an urgently timely window into the intersection of abortion and politics in America, following three women who lead formidable anti-abortion organizations to witness the enormous influence they wield. As Roe stands on the precipice of being overturned and numerous states pass unconstitutional abortion bans, the film also depicts those on the front lines of the fierce fight to maintain access. ‘Battleground’ is directed by Cynthia Lowen who…

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