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The Breach: Will the Government Protect Abortion Clinic Access in the Era of Trump?

Lindsay E. Beyerstein

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Rewire Vice President of Law and the Courts Jessica Mason Pieklo joins Lindsay Beyerstein for a special episode on abortion access to mark the launch of Rewire’s first original documentary, Care in Chaos. Anti-choice activists are already testing the government’s commitment to enforcing the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act, which makes it a federal crime to blockade an abortion clinic. If the federal government won’t defend the rule of law, we could be looking at a return to the tactics of the “Summer of Mercy,” when thousands of anti-choice protesters physically blocked access to clinics in Wichita, Kansas.

Care in Chaos, directed by Lindsay Beyerstein and Martyna Starosta, follows a 27-year-old abortion clinic administrator as she battles anti-choice aggression and law enforcement indifference that threaten safe access for patients and staff.

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