Mar 12, 2023
Elements of Madness

Documentarian Tracy Droz Tragos’s “Plan C” declares that there is no freedom when healthcare is criminalized. [SXSW]

One of the founding principles in the United States is the separation of Church and State. This concept is intended to ensure that the laws of the land are written without any one specific faith guiding how the country functions. Despite having no official national language or religion, there’s a specific sect that operates within the U.S., especially now in our government, that believes English is what Americans should speak and that the scriptures of Christianity should be the faith. This is a problem for a multitude of reasons, least of which is the breach against the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which includes the statement that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion… “. It goes on to discuss free speech, free press, right to assemble, and the right to petition, but when it comes to director Tracy Droz Tragos’s (Abortion: Stories Women Tell) new documentary, Plan C, having its Texas Premiere at SXSW 2023, the focus is entirely on the first part. Why? Because the right to healthcare is increasingly becoming a dangerous proposition for individuals who can get pregnant as Evangelical and Christian values overtake scientific reason, creating a need for caregivers to develop pathways to provide services within, around, and against the law.