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  • Director: Dawn Porter
  • Genre(s): Documentary
  • Rating: NR
  • Running Time: 90 min.

There will be a panel discussion after Saturday’s screening.

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.

"While the situation seems at times dire, Trapped contains a distinct hopeful streak that is at once defiant and singularly human."
- Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times
"Scary and sad, Trapped is for anyone who cares about the precarious future of reproductive health for American women."
- Sara Stewart, New York Post
"Trapped is a succinct and heart-rending revelation of this complex and controversial subject. Most strikingly, it puts human faces on a social and personal issue that has been often engulfed by the invective surrounding it."
- Duane Byrge, The Hollywood Reporter
"Like "After Tiller" a few years ago, Trapped is lucid and illuminating about the issue of abortion as a constitutional right. But in addition to being instructive, it brims with compassion, leaving viewers with haunting images of women we never even got to see in the first place."
- Ann Hornaday, Washington Post