In this moving exploration of the rise of state laws that protect “fetal rights” at the expense of the rights of pregnant women, Personhood tells the story of Tamara Loertscher, a rural Wisconsin mother who was jailed after telling her doctor about her occasional drug use before she knew she was pregnant and her fight to overturn Wisconsin’s ‘Unborn Child Protection Act.’
Q&A with director Jo Ardinger and producer Rosalie Miller, and Lynn Paltrow from National Advocates for Pregnant Women.
Jo Ardinger is a director and Telly and CINE Golden Eagle Award-winning editor and founder of Tandybrook Productions. Her recent documentary editing credits include Imba Means Sing (2016), Beyond The Visible: The Story of the Very Large Array, narrated by Jodi Foster; and PBS documentaries, Into Deepest Space: The Birth of the ALMA Observatory and Papa Boss. Ardinger is also a guest instructor at the University of Washington, where she teaches digital storytelling in science.