Trapped Review: Timely Abortion Documentary Makes a Compelling Case

March 14, 2016

(The Guardian) – Trapped, which premiered at Sundance, was directed by lawyer turned film-maker Dawn Porter (Gideon’s Army), and follows the ongoing struggles of abortion clinic workers in Texas, fighting against so-called Trap laws (hence the film’s title) to keep the procedure safe and legal in the US. As the documentary explains in one of its many interstitials, the acronym stands for “targeted regulations of abortion providers”. Since 2010, hundreds of these laws have been passed by conservative state legislatures, particularly in the south.