Personhood (2019)

Rated N/R, Documentary, 80 Minutes

Personhood tells a different reproductive rights story - one that ripples far beyond the right to choose and into the lives of every pregnant person in America. Tammy Loertscher's fetus was given an attorney, while the courts denied Tammy her constitutional rights and sent her to jail. Through her story, Personhood reframes the abortion debate to encompass the growing system of laws that criminalize and police pregnant women. At the intersection of the erosion of women's rights, the war on drugs, and mass incarceration, Tammy's experience reveals the dangerous consequences of these little-known laws for American women and families.

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SBIFF Schedule
  • 01/16/2020
  • Metro 1
  • 2:00 pm - 3:20 pm
  • 01/17/2020
  • Metro 1
  • 5:00 pm - 6:20 pm
Reviewed on January 16, 2020 by Jon Kaye


10 out of 10 - (Leasha)
9.0 - Well done but should have given more specific information. (Leslie B., Patsy F.)

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