NOW AVAILABLE! BEAUTIFUL SIN
"Beautiful Sin is a mesmerizing film over a decade in the making. Anyone who is concerned about the state's control of women's bodies will find the film chilling." - Lori B. Andrews, IL Inst. of Technology
tells a surprising reproductive rights story, one that resonates from Central America to the United States and beyond.
What if you desperately wanted a baby, but your country and religion prohibited you from trying the one medical treatment that could help you? In 2000, anti-abortion activists, with the help of the Catholic Church and a U.S. group, won a legal case that banned in vitro fertilization (IVF) in Costa Rica and gave the embryo legal rights, making Costa Rica the only country in the world to outlaw the treatment. BEAUTIFUL SIN
tells the decade-long story of three couples struggling with infertility who take the Costa Rican government before an international human rights court to demand the right to use IVF.
Filmmaker Gabriela Quirós charts the emotional journey of these couples as they contend with infertility and explores the legal ramifications of reproductive rights. It's a universal story about what happens when state power and religious ideology clash with the desire to have a child.
Spanish language version available!
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