GRAPEVINE—A theater in Grapevine, Texas, is screening a documentary produced by a leading abortion pill facilitator this month. 

Plan C—a website that helps women obtain abortion-inducing drugs by mail—is screening its new documentary at the AMC Grapevine Mills 24. The film shows a group of “women, midwives, and doctors fight to increase access to abortion pills in the United States outside of clinic settings.” The film documents the group’s work between 2020 and the overturning of Roe v. Wade in 2022. 

“Shot over the past four years by award-winning filmmaker Tracy Droz Tragos, Plan C is a documentary capturing the work of the Plan C campaign and the work of activists and providers who began to mail abortion pills, during the pandemic and in the face of crumbling reproductive rights & access across the US,” reads the press release.

According to the Dallas Express, the movie is available for $129 to colleges, high schools, libraries, community groups, and corporations for mass screenings. The group is also hosting screenings at two theaters in Houston. 

In Texas, abortion is illegal except to save the mother’s life. 

Texas’ trigger law, passed during the 87th legislative session in 2021, went into effect upon the overturning of Roe v. Wade and outlawed abortion. It made performing an abortion a punishable offense with penalties of up to life in prison and $100,000 in fines per offense.

However, Texas’ law has not stopped many organizations from promoting chemical abortions in the state. 

In June, Texas Scorecard reported on a pop-up abortion shop in Bastrop, Texas. The store featured multiple posters on the building promoting abortion pills. The shop was also plastered with QR codes around the entrance door that led vulnerable women to sites where they can access birth control, emergency contraception, and abortion pills—no matter where they live.

The pills being sold to women consist of two drugs. Mifepristone requires a prescription and is taken first to kill the unborn baby. Misoprostol is then taken to induce contractions in the uterus to force the ejection of the dead baby from the womb. 

In August, the Co-Founder of Plan C, Elisa Wells, told the Dallas Express that since many states passed pro-life laws, her group saw a spike in abortion pill orders among Texas residents. Wells even advised women to order abortion pills before they are pregnant. 

“There are a number of services that do advance provision—it’s something we recommend,” Wells said. “Why not, if you can afford that? Get it, and have it in your medicine cabinet.”

Emily Medeiros

Emily graduated from the University of Oklahoma majoring in Journalism. She is excited to use her research and writing skills to report on important issues around Texas.