Directed by Alexander Payne, USA, 1996, 106 m.

Community Partner: Planned Parenthood Great Plains

In this satirical look at a controversial issue, unfit mother of four Ruth Stoops discovers while in jail that she’s pregnant again. The judge charges her with endangering the fetus, but tells her he’ll reduce the charges if she has an abortion. When word of this gets out, Ruth’s caught in the middle of a tug-of-war between anti-abortion and abortion rights activists who want to use Ruth to get their messages across.

The screening will be followed by a conversation hosted by Planned Parenthood Great Plains on the current state of reproductive healthcare in the region, and what steps can be taken to continue to protect women’s health and rights. (*Attendees will have the opportunity to make a discretionary donation to the Planned Parenthood Great Plains at the event.)