The first documentary to examine abortion and birth control from the
perspective of African Americans, Silent Choices offers a complex look
at why Black women's relationship with abortion is so fraught.
Stereotyped in dominant discourse as "hypersexual" and "irresponsible,"
Black women are made to feel the burden of "representing" as well as
maintaining the race in the context of a centuries-long attempt to
control Black people's reproduction. Silent Choices features extended
interviews with three women who have had abortions, as well as two women
who are strongly anti-abortion; interviews with a half-dozen scholars
and political and religious leaders rounds out the analysis.
the New Day Films website for additional information about Silent Choices.