We’re less than a month away from the inaugural performance of The Pro-Voice Project, a stage production of personal accounts of reproductive choice. These stories, solicited from area residents over the summer, will be performed for the first time on Saturday, January 28, at the Heartwood Center. Showings are at 3:00 and 7:00 p.m., and tickets are $10 at the door.
The stage production will be followed by a moderated panel discussion with regional healthcare providers and advocates to highlight how we best help women in our community, both personally and politically. Panelists will also cover the current state of abortion laws in Idaho and how they affect the relationship between physician and patient. Audience participation is invited.
The Pro-Voice Project is not an act of antagonism. Rather, it is an attempt to generate greater dialog, empathy, and understanding of an experience that affects many more people—for many more reasons—than we will ever know.
For, the truth is, we should know. These choices are not made in the shadows and, thus, these stories should not remain there either. Difficult decisions are made daily by women we know and physicians we trust. To pretend otherwise is to ignore the breadth and depth of the human experience. Instead, we must gather these stories—tales of an experience both commonplace and deeply personal—and, in solidarity of voice, show that the political arena is a poor container for such personal decisions. We must show that our community believes in basic human rights. And access to abortion is part of that.
Please join us as a show of support for women’s rights and health in our community. Join us as a reflection of your support for women’s choices and the amplification of their voices.
For more information, to get involved, or to donate, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.