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“In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade gave every woman the right to have an abortion. Since 2011, more than half the states in the nation have significantly restricted access to abortions. In 2016, abortion remains one of the most divisive issues in America, especially in Missouri, where only one abortion clinic remains open, patients and their doctors must navigate a 72-hour waiting period, and each year sees more restrictions.” ABORTION: STORIES WOMEN TELL – A film by Tracy Droz Tragos.

Award-winning director and Missouri native Tracy Droz Tragos sheds new light on the contentious issue, with a focus not on the debate, but rather on the women themselves: those struggling with unplanned pregnancies, and the providers who show up at clinics to give medical care, as well as the activists on both sides of the issue, hoping to sway decisions and lives.

“What I discovered is that it is much less a black and white issue than I thought,” Droz Tragos told Hollywood on the Potomac. “Many, many women from all walks of life have abortions.”