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    Review: Jenny Slate is a Vulgar Delight in 'Obvious Child,' But Quit Calling It an 'Abortion Comedy'

    Ever since its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, “Obvious Child” has carried the unwieldy status of an "abortion comedy," but only the second half of that label is accurate.

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    Trailer Watch: Jenny Slate in Obvious Child

    Writer-director Gillian Robespierre resuscitates the romantic comedy.

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    SXSW Women Directors: Meet Diana Whitten

    "'Vessel' is Rebecca's story: one of a woman who hears and answers a calling, and transforms a wildly improbable idea into a global movement."

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    Mark Ruffalo Defends Abortion on Roe v. Wade Anniversary

    The "Avengers" co-star reminds viewers that the frequent alternative to legal abortion is illegal abortion. He recalls his mother's experience of the latter, stating, "People [like my mother] would have to search out doctors at night miles away from their home in a closed-down doctor's office or m...

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    Pondering Roseanne On Its 25th Anniversary

    As we stare down the beginning of another grim new crop of fall television shows, the prospects this year seem even worse in part because of a looming anniversary: twenty-five years ago this October, Roseanne Barr brought us Roseanne, a revolutionary look at working-class life, and more specifically...

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    Hollywood Feminist of the Day: Mark Ruffalo

    Earlier this summer, groups of abortion rights activists organized the Abortion Rights Freedom Ride--a tour that would take groups starting in New York and San Francisco across the country to some of the most anti-abortion places in the country.

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    New Trailer Watch: After Tiller Directed by Martha Shane and Lana Wilson

    I saw After Tiller when it premiered at Sundance. It is a film that needs to be seen and is so relevant to our times and the continued assaults on women's reproductive freedom.

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    Lana Wilson and Martha Shane's After Tiller Picked Up by Oscilloscope Laboratories

    The directorial debut from Lana Wilson and Martha Shane, After Tiller, has been picked up by Oscilloscope Laboratories.

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    Guest Post: How to Do an Abortion Plotline

    When Amy tearfully asked Drew, “Do I look normal?” following her abortion procedure in the latest episode of Parenthood, it spoke to the narratives often pushed by the anti-choice movement: That abortion is not only damaging and shameful, but also irreparably changes a woman.

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    Early Look at the WIGS Channel's Celia Starring Dakota Fanning and Allison Janney

    Premiering on You Tube’s WIGS channel this Friday is Celia—a short film about reproductive rights starring Dakota Fanning and Allison Janney. Written and directed by Rodrigo Garcia (also a co-creator of WIGS) he talks about the importance of the film:

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