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"Our Bodies, Our Doctors" tells the stories of abortion providers on the front lines

Jun 4, 2019

 


 

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss Our Bodies, Our Doctors, a documentary that tells the stories of abortion providers and clinic staff facing an ongoing assault on abortion access.

The film follows what it calls a rebellion in the field of medicine, as a doctors confront abortion stigma within their own profession and growing religious control over health care decisions. What happens when physicians “come out” as abortion providers, and how are they defending choice today?

Guests:

Jan Haaken, professor emeritus of psychology at Portland State University, clinical psychologist, documentary filmmaker, and director of Our Bodies, Our Doctors

 

Dr. Rachael Phelps, medical director of Medical Students for Choice

Web Resources:

Our Bodies, Our Doctors / Playing at The Roxie in SF

New York Magazine: The Abortion Wars, 10 Years After George Tiller’s Assassination

Vox: A federal judge temporarily blocks Mississippi’s “heartbeat” abortion law