SHOUTING DOWN MIDNIGHT
In 2013, Texas State Senator Wendy Davis stood for 13 hours. She was filibustering an antiabortion law that threatened Texas women’s access not only to abortion but also pressing medical interventions and healthcare. This timely doc follows Davis’s groundbreaking stance for women’s rights, as well as her current perspective on the tumultuous antiabortion landscape facing women today. During her filibuster, Davis reads numerous letters and statements from women detailing their own experiences and how this law would have either caused them severe emotional distress or, in many cases, death. We follow some of the brave women from these awe-inspiring letters as they share their stories and detail the important work and activism they are doing in service of women’s rights. Shouting Down Midnight is pressingly urgent, as the fight for abortion access is just as important now as it was when Wendy Davis took her 13-hour stand.
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