Someone You Know

Three women break the silence & stigma surrounding later abortion by sharing their complex stories.

Project type: Documentary Short
Project status: Post-Production
Director/Producer: Asha Dahya
Co-Producer: Sarah Moshman
Editor: Prakshi Malik
Animator: Brynne McGregor
 
Email: ashadwork@gmail.com
 
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Logline

Three women break the silence & stigma surrounding later abortion by sharing their complex stories.

Synopsis

Today in America, 1 in 3 women will have an abortion before the age of 45. Less that 2% of overall abortions are performed at or after 21 weeks. Yet this demographic has become the target of political misinformation and attacks. In Someone You Know, we will meet 3 women, Mindy Swank, Valerie Peterson and Sharon Lagos, who have had abortions later in their pregnancies. Bravely stepping out of the shadows to use their real names and faces, each of the women share their complex, heartbreaking and frustrating stories of having to overcome numerous burdens to get the care they needed.

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