Directors of Abortion Doc ‘The Janes’ Warn of ‘Scary’ Future If Roe v. Wade Is Repealed: ‘We’re Seeing This in All Its Horror’

”Women do not stop getting abortions … they just stop getting safe abortions,“ documentary co-director Emma Pildes says

Emma Pildes, the co-director of the upcoming 1970s abortion documentary “The Janes,” got a call from co-director Tia Lessin on Monday night in which she was in “floods of tears” after learning about the leaked draft Supreme Court opinion that would overturn the pivotal abortion decision Roe v. Wade.

That’s because both Lessin and Pildes in making their film “The Janes” know all too well of the shocking past, often disturbing present and even scarier future for what an America would look like should Roe v. Wade officially be struck down by the court. They warn that much of what is depicted in their film from 50 years ago could come racing back, immediately threatening the health and lives of women but also laying the ground work to potentially strip women of other rights and have numerous ripple effects.

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Brian Welk

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