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Abortion and Reproductive Rights on TV: Advancing the Narrative
45 min.
Abortion storylines are becoming more commonplace, but many still aren’t reflective of the real-life circumstances of most abortion patients in the U.S. - from representation of race and class, to access and parental status. This panel will explore how TV can further improve depictions of abortion onscreen, and how by creating awareness and lowering the disparities between fictional representation and real-world statistics, the industry can use its power on and off screen to encourage proactiveness around reproductive health.
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Screenings
Panelists
Carina Adly MacKenzie, Merritt Tierce, Linda Schuyler, Jacey Heldrich, Janine Sherman Barrois

Carina Adly MacKenzie
Creator/Showrunner, "Roswell, New Mexico"
Merritt Tierce
Writer, "Orange is the New Black"
Linda Schuyler
Showrunner/Executive Producer, "Degrassi: The Next Generation," "Degrassi: Next Class"
Jacey Heldrich
Writer, "The Handmaid’s Tale"
Janine Sherman Barrois
Showrunner/Executive Producer, "Claws"
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