The film covered the following issues:
Resources On TRAP Issues
Planned Parenthood. What Are TRAP Laws? A full length explanation of the TRAP laws and their requirements.
NARAL Pro-Choice. Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers. A very clear outline of TRAP laws and their implications.
Trapped: Resources. Independent Lens. May 18, 2016. A very useful collection of links about the key players, the laws and the organizations referred to in the film.
Supreme Court of the United States Blog (SCOTUSblog). Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerste. Gives you access to the judgment, rulings and briefs presented at the Court, as well as legal reviews and commentary on the judgment.
Pieko, Jessica. Symposium: Abortion rights come out of the shadow. SCOTUSblog. June 27, 2016.
Redden, Molly. DIY Abortion in America: ‘Please, I am out of options: inside the murky world of DIY abortions. The Guardian. November 21, 2016.
Redden, Molly. DIY Abortion in America: Jailed for ending a pregnancy: how prosecutors get inventive on abortion. The Guardian. November 22, 2016.
Resources On The Wider Issues Of Women’s Right To Choose
Current discussions on the implications of Trump’s presidency and the Republican control of Congress
Marcotte, Amanda. Trump is a real threat to women – but it will be tougher to eliminate abortion rights than he thinks. Salon. November 15, 2016.
Crockett, Emily. Roe v. Wade is not doomed under Trump. But it’s not safe either. Vox. November 11, 2016.
The Hyde Amendment
Planned Parenthood. The Hyde Amendment.
Lee, Michelle Ye Hee. Does Obamacare provide federal subsidies for elective abortions? Washington Post. January 26, 2015
The Personhood Movement
NARAL-Pro-Choice America. Personhood” Measures: Extreme and Dangerous Attempts to Ban Abortion. January 2016.
Pro Publica. The Personhood Movement: where it came from and where it stands today. 2014.
Martin, Nina. This Alabama Judge has figured out how to dismantle Roe v Wade. Pro Publica. October 10, 2014
Resources On Women’s Reproductive Rights and Health
The Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare,” requires that all health insurances provide coverage for FDA-approved preventive birth control methods at no additional cost; abortion is not included in this mandate. There is now considerable discussion of whether this mandate will be maintained in any changes to Obamacare.
Planned Parenthood is one of the leading providers of high-quality, affordable health care for women, men, and young people, and the nation’s largest provider of sex education. Planned Parenthood also works with partner organizations worldwide to improve the sexual health and well-being of individuals and families everywhere. It offers wide ranging information and services on women’s health issues, including birth control, abortion, infertility, cancer screening and all aspects of ‘well women’s’ health. For many women, it is the only provider of family planning available to them. Since the election, Planned Parenthood has received tens of thousands of donations in ‘the name of Vice-President Elect Mike Pence’.
Toletino, Jia. Birth-control fears in the age of Trump. New Yorker. November 23, 2016. This excellent article discusses the progress made in making birth control more available under Obamacare and the impact Trump’s election has had on women’s concerns about access to affordable birth control.
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