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In recent years, the topic of reproductive rights has been at the forefront of public debate and legal battles across the US. The Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Roe v. Wade has become a concern for many. Exploring the potential consequences of such a scenario, the short film “Backlogged” offers a thought-provoking and timely examination of the effects of this recent. Backlogged was written and directed by Keena Fergusonhttps://www.instagram.com/keenastar and co-produced by Osayande Aghazehttps://www.instagram.com/gregosayande1/
“Backlogged” presents a fictional future in which the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, effectively banning abortion across the country. This film follows the journey of several women.
Across the US, women are faced with criminal persecution, as many States across the US scramble to implement obscure criminal laws targeting women. This amazing short film highlights several encounters and various challenges and obstacles that shed light on the societal repercussions of the ruling.
“Backlogged” emphasizes the importance of a woman’s right to make choices about her own body and reproductive health. The film highlights the potential erosion of personal freedoms if access to safe and legal abortion is limited or completely removed.
“Backlogged” serves as a poignant and timely exploration of the consequences of the recent Supreme Court rulings, by shedding light on the potential impact on individual lives, healthcare systems, and social dynamics.
“Backlogged” contributes to the ongoing dialogue surrounding reproductive rights and serves as a reminder of the importance of safeguarding personal autonomy and ensuring access to comprehensive reproductive healthcare.
While the film’s narrative is fictional, it raises important questions about the real-world ramifications of policy changes regarding reproductive rights. It encourages viewers to consider the complex web of consequences that have emerged from a decision that alters the legal landscape around abortion. Ultimately, “Backlogged” urges audiences to reflect on the value of preserving reproductive rights and the potential impact on individuals and society.