Abortion rights documentary Jackson screens at Treo March 5

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A protester holds a sign at a rally for abortion rights at City Hall.
  • A protester holds a sign at a rally for abortion rights at City Hall.

Jackson,
which took home the prize for best documentary at last year's New Orleans Film Festival, will screen at Treo at 7 p.m. Sunday. The screening is hosted by New Orleans Abortion Fund, Women's Health Care Center and Delta Clinic.

The film documents the fight to close Mississippi's last abortion clinic and explores how restrictions on abortion access specifically penalize women of color and of lower socioeconomic status. Its points are especially relevant amid calls from legislators to defund Planned Parenthood and recent votes by House lawmakers to make the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal funding for abortions, permanent. Closer to home, access to abortion is imperiled by measures such as last year's bill that tripled the waiting time required of women who wish to receive an abortion.

A short panel discussion follows the film. Admission is $8 and includes a raffle ticket.


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