Donald Trump was the most anti-abortion president in years. He won a vicious political fight for control of the Supreme Court that could now result in abortion being banned entirely for millions of women across America.
Deeyah Khan is coming face to face with people convicted of anti-abortion terrorism and the anti-abortion campaigners who celebrate these attacks. She's meeting the medical staff who risked their lives to provide abortions and the women who face the harshest choices of their lives.
For decades the Supreme Court has protected the right of a woman to choose with the landmark decision "Roe v. Wade", but the death of justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has led to a battle for control of the Supreme Court. These legal struggles now have far-reaching consequences for American women. It may even mean abortion is one day banned across much of America.
For example, only three clinics regularly provide abortions in the whole of Alabama. On top of that, patients who arrive at Alabama Women's Center in Huntsville have to be shielded by people known as "clinic defenders" because every day just yards from the clinic entrance are anti-abortion protesters.
Having an abortion can be stressful and difficult and the staff say the protesters make things much worse. Dr. Robinson is medical director of the clinic in charge of everything that goes on there and her partner Dalton owns it. This is one of the few abortion clinics in the whole of America which is owned and run by people of color.
Under Donald Trump's term in office a number of Republican states have already passed laws severely restricting abortion. In 2019 Alabama banned it even for rape or incest. None of these state laws can come into action because they're overruled by the landmark Supreme Court decision "Roe v. Wade", but it seems the nightmare of America's abortion providers came true. If "Roe v. Wade" is overturned states such as Alabama may be allowed to severely restrict or even ban abortion.
Directed by: Deeyah Khan