“If you think The Handmaid’s Tale is fiction, the chilling new independent documentary film from Jo Ardinger and producer Rosalie Miller, about the widespread detention and criminal prosecution of pregnant women in the United States, will move you to organize for a new Mayday.”
“In addition to exposing how fetal ‘personhood’—or the anti-abortion idea of legal protection for fetuses—immediately threatens the lives and well-being of pregnant people, the documentary film covers important issues concerning what the future could hold if state and federal policy continues in this trajectory. PERSONHOOD serves as a reminder that more organizing and political activism are needed to meet the challenges ahead.”
“Shot and edited with an urgent mission to shed light on the very real dangers of our present, PERSONHOOD is always compelling.”
“Although the ‘personhood’ movement has enjoyed momentum away from the spotlight for quite some time, that is coming to an end with the release of a searing and insightful new documentary from director Jo Ardinger, that exposes just how awful these fetal personhood laws actually are.”
“PERSONHOOD is a clarion call for pushing forward.”
“Director Jo Ardinger provides a comprehensive look at a complex issue with consequences far beyond the horrific legal saga of Loertscher.”
“This is a documentary with a decisive point of view… a compelling, important film.”
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