Abortion is one of America’s last major, messy taboos. It’s been called the “A-word;”; it’s also been called murder, and a right, and a luxury, and a choice. It’s been legislated and rallied and referred to and defended and protested to death. But, according to Award-winning (but still underground and unheard-of) New York filmmaker Penny Lane, it’s still not really being talked about.

This Friday at 8 pm, Lane will host the first public screening of her new documentary, at Artists Television Access. In the compelling hourlong video (which she’s still finishing up), Lane interviews approximately 30 women, Barbara Walters-style, about their personal experiences with abortion: how, when, where, why and how they felt afterward.

SFist Laura, contributing

The Abortion Diaries