West Hollywood Women’s Leadership Conference
Official Conference Kick-Off

Friday | May 6
7pm – 10pm | West Hollywood City Council Chamber


WLC is pleased to announce a special screening of director Dawn Porter’s film TRAPPED, documenting the fight U.S. reproductive health clinics are waging to remain open.

Since 2010, 288 TRAP (Targeted Regulations of Abortion Providers) laws have been passed by conservative state legislatures. In total, 44 states and the District of Columbia have measures subjecting abortion providers to legal restrictions not imposed on other medical professionals. Unable to comply with these far-reaching and medically unnecessary laws, clinics have taken their fight to the courts. As the U.S. Supreme Court decides in 2016 whether individual states may essentially outlaw abortion (Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt), TRAPPED follows the struggles of the clinic workers and lawyers who are on the front lines of a battle to keep abortion safe and legal for millions of American women.

TRAPPED premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, winning the Special Jury Award for Social Impact Filmmaking. Dawn Porter’s previous work includes GIDEON’S ARMY, the Emmy and Independent Spirit Award-nominated film about public defenders in the Deep South, and RISE: THE PROMISE OF MY BROTHER’S KEEPER.

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