A still from “Abortion: Stories Women Tell.”

Abortion remains one of the most polarizing issues in America today. In a new documentary called “Abortion: Stories Women Tell,” award-winning director Tracy Droz Tragos shines a different light on the contentious topic.

Instead of focusing on the debate, the film opens an intimate window on the lives of women who seek an abortion — as well as on the providers of their medical care and the activists on both sides of the issue hoping to sway decisions and lives — at the Hope Clinic in Granite City, Ill.

Droz Tragos and Josh Scheer discussed the film on “The Josh Scheer Show“:

—Posted by Eric Ortiz


If you're reading this, you probably already know that non-profit, independent journalism is under threat worldwide. Independent news sites are overshadowed by larger heavily funded mainstream media that inundate us with hype and noise that barely scratch the surface. We believe that our readers deserve to know the full story. Truthdig writers bravely dig beneath the headlines to give you thought-provoking, investigative reporting and analysis that tells you what’s really happening and who’s rolling up their sleeves to do something about it.

Like you, we believe a well-informed public that doesn’t have blind faith in the status quo can help change the world. Your contribution of as little as $5 monthly or $35 annually will make you a groundbreaking member and lays the foundation of our work.