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3/29: Reproductive Rights Movie Night in SF
by via BACORR
Monday Mar 20th, 2006 11:52 PM
Wednesday March 29, 7PM
Roxie Cinema
3117 16th Street (at Valencia Street) San Francisco
BACORR/ New College of SF Present:
Reproductive Rights Movie Night!

Leona's Sister Gerri The Last Abortion Clinic
Wednesday March 29, 7PM
Roxie Cinema
3117 16th Street (at Valencia Street) San Francisco

8.00 General Admission
4.00 for Students

“Leona's Sister Gerri” (1995), is an award winning film by Jane Gillooly.
This film tells the dramatic story of Gerri Santoro, a mother of two and the "real person" in the now famous photo of an anonymous woman on a motel floor, dead from an illegal abortion. Reprinted thousands of times on placards, and in the media, this grisly photo became a pro-choice icon.

“The Last Abortion Clinic” (2005)
Written, produced and directed by Raney Aronson-Rath.
The New York Times said "...'The Last Abortion Clinic,' gives a lucid picture of how the anti-abortion movement in states like Mississippi has worked so many hurdles into local laws that abortions are almost unattainable for poor women."

If you care about this issue NOW is the time to get involved.
Abortion has already been banned in South Dakota. Who’s next?

*BACORR, or Bay Area Coalition for Our Reproductive Rights, is a coalition of organizations, and individuals working for reproductive rights. Check out BACORR's website: or e-mail us at bacorrinfo at

Comments  (Hide Comments)

by Elizabeth Creely/BACORR
Sunday Apr 2nd, 2006 10:14 AM
Thanks to everyone for coming and participating. Great movies and great discussion, too. I was so happy to see everyone there.
by Me
Saturday Apr 22nd, 2006 9:28 PM
This is tragic. Campaignng for human rights abuses. Abortion enslaves. It defeats feminism. Check out the feminists for life website for some just feminism.
by A feminist
Thursday Apr 27th, 2006 8:00 AM
Abortion doesnt reify the notion that women are disposable, a lack of options does. You should instead act to create a huge networked grid of option for women to choose from so that they can assemble their futures and their lives according to their dicatates.Create, don't proscribe. in the 20th centiry Carrie Nation thought she knew how to stop alcoholism- ban alcohol! Didnt work then and it wont work now. Skipping ahead over fractured family backgrounds, underfunding of education, no jobs, everything that conspires to to really keep women down, in short, and simply prohibit abortion, will get you exactly nothing.
Besides I have chosen abortion and it was (in all cases) a positive experience that acted to shore up my perception of my own agency. It didnt act against it at all. And I'm so glad I nver gave into the queasily sentimental image of 'the baby" that so many women are asked to take seriously. What nonsense. What superstition. There is beauty in the dynamism of the body, to be sure, but there was no baby. There was me and my body.

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