A documentary on abortion pill access in the U.S.
Shot over the past four years by award-winning filmmaker Tracy Droz Tragos, PLAN C is a documentary capturing the work of Plan C (the abortion pill access campaign of the same name) as well as the work of many activists and providers fighting to improve access to abortion pills in the face of crumbling reproductive rights & access across the US.
As an information campaign, Plan C exists so that everyone in the US can know about online access to abortion pills. Abortion pills are medically safe and effective method to end an early pregnancy, recommended for up to 12 weeks after last period. They’re a transformative health tool that puts power back in the hands of a person who doesn’t want to be pregnant.
The Plan C team works to overcome unjust barriers to access and directly help people access the care they seek. Plan C also helps people understand their options for legal and medical support, to make a decision that’s best for them.
No. This documentary was funded, shot and produced over four years (2018 - 2022) by independent documentary filmmaker Tracy Droz Tragos. This story is the filmmaker's capturing and retelling of a pivotal moment in recent history, when the pandemic led to changes in FDA restrictions and new possibilities in pill access. It follows activists and providers as they worked to improve direct access and aid people in need, in the face of crumbling reproductive rights & access in the US.
Self-managing an abortion is not a criminal act, and restricting abortion access is considered by leading justice organizations to be a human rights violation. No one should be punished for seeking healthcare, and as researchers at Plan C we know that people will continue to search for and use pills in states with abortion bans and no in-clinic options.
However, some people who have used abortion pills on their own have gotten in legal trouble in the United States. The ReproLegalHelpline exists to offer free support to anyone with questions on their situation. Read more on Plan C's main FAQ's here.
Not currently. The film is not yet sold for distribution and is only viewable at the Sundance 2023 festival.