The Abortion Diaries is a 2005 documentary by Penny Lane, featuring twelve women speaking candidly about their experiences with abortion. The women’s stories weave together with the filmmaker’s diary entries to present a moving and at times surprisingly funny “dinner party” where the audience is invited to hear what women say behind closed doors about motherhood, medical technology, sex, spirituality, love and their own bodies. The Abortion Diaries clocks in at just 30-minutes, making it the perfect film for your next class discussion, mom’s group, fundraising event or house party.
For the past nine years, Backline has been proud to be the sole distributor of The Abortion Diaries on DVD. At this time, we have fewer than 10 copies of the DVD left and are unsure if any will be reprinted, so we have suspended sales. However, you can view the film online for free at theabortiondiaries.com.
You can also download a discussion guide written by our founder Grayson Dempsey here.