Sundance 2022: “Call Jane”

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Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

It’s understandable that the right to live and be alive must be preserved for an unborn child. Because that child has no right to object nor agree with the decision being made by adults. All that’s true to a certain extent. But when there is a threat to the life of the mother and there is no heartbeat yet, then what decision should be made and will be willing to carry it on?

“Call Jane” is a remarkable story of an ordinary suburb housewife, Joy (Elizabeth Banks), who, after her second pregnancy, gets a rare condition that is most likely to kill her before she gives birth to the child. Determined to end the pregnancy, Joy and her husband Will (Chris Messina) cannot get support from the hospital that has literally had one abortion approved in 10 years. Therefore, Joy decides to make a tough decision in what turns out to be life-changing for many.

Supported by the impressive cast, including Sigourney Weaver as the head of the Jane Collective group of women that provides safe illegal abortion to those in need. Set in the 1960s, the film touches upon the importance of women having control over their bodies and why the legalization of abortion significantly decreased the chances of women’s death. The film questions the morality of abortion overall. But what Joy does is truly incredible, as she puts her life in line to ensure that every woman in need can get help from an organization that will soon become historic.

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