A documentary looks back at a landmark 1975 lawsuit addressing the reproductive rights of immigrant women.
Tulane University screens director Renee Tajima-Peña’s No Más Bebés (2015), a documentary about a group of Mexican immigrant women who sued doctors and the United States government over cases of forced sterilization. They claimed, in their 1975 case Madrigal v. Quilligan, that they were granted the right to bear a child in the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision. Tajima-Peña’s film asks viewers to consider this historical case in light of current debates surrounding reproductive rights and immigration in America.
This event is free and open to the public and will take place in the Freeman Auditorium in Tulane’s Woldenberg Art Center. Check Facebook for more information.