Pro-Voice Hits the Big Screen in 2015

One in three women will have an abortion, but only a fraction of them will speak about it.

We're excited to announce The Pro-Voice Project - a documentary in production that follows Exhale's Pro-Voice Fellows as they share their abortion stories with intimate audiences across the country, and engage in politics free - pro-voice - dialogue.

This film combines the personal journeys of Natalia, Kassi, Kate, Mayah, and Ronak with their present day quest to change the abortion conversation, and brings together stories of the varied characters they meet along the way. These stories dwell in the gray areas, creating a nuanced portrait of the grief, humor, stigma, and relief embedded in the personal experiences of abortion. This film shifts the focus from politics to stories that expose the universal need to grieve and heal; to overcome judgment and stigma; and the most basic desire to understand our complex experiences through narrative.

Filmmaker Rebekah Fergusson believes "this is an opportunity for a documentary film to focus in depth on the stories of women who have had abortions-- through their honest and compelling journeys, this film taps into universal themes of stigma, grief, and an imperfect decision, and ultimately helps audiences better understand the lives at the core of the issue."

See the Pro-Voice Fellows in action in this newly released trailer!
 
 
The Pro Voice Project is a documentary in production by Rebekah Fergusson.

2 Comments

hi,

I am wondering if you touch on the subject of late-term abortion(20 weeks and onward) most of these abortions are performed (in canada 95%) due to birth defects that are detected. I was one of these women. It was the most traumatizing experience of my life..and i was supported by all except my in-laws. I was harshly judged, and told I should not go through with it...it deeply affected me. Just wondering if you have touched on that subject as well...

Fran, thank you for your comment. I'm glad to hear you were supported by many, though sorry to hear that you also experienced judgment. There are many women in the Exhale community who have experienced later abortions. I'm not sure if that topic will be covered specifically in the film. If you would like someone to talk to about your experience, our talkline is also open to Canadian callers. 

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