Personhood, a feature documentary film, has been awarded the American Bar Association's 2020 Silver Gavel Award for Media and the Arts. PERSONHOOD focuses on the case of Tamara Loertscher, who brought a federal lawsuit challenging Wisconsin’s Unborn Child Protection Act (Act 292) with NAPW, the NYU School of Law Reproductive Justice Clinic, and Perkins-Coie as her lawyers. The film examines so-called fetal personhood laws demonstrating that they do harm far beyond the issue of abortion, impacting the rights and health of all pregnant people.
Information about The Silver Gavel Awards: These awards have been presented each year since 1958. They recognize work in media and the arts published or presented during the preceding year that have been exemplary in helping to foster the American public’s understanding of law and the legal system. ABA President Judy Perry Martinez will present the 2020 Silver Gavel Awards virtually at 5pm ET on July 21.
For more information on Act 292 and ongoing organizing efforts against it, please visit Reproaction's campaign page #WIFights292