No Más Bebé’s Screening w/ Q&A at Tía Chuchas (9/30/15)

"No Más Bebés"

“No Más Bebés”


















“No Más Bebés” is the story of Mexican immigrant mothers who sued county doctors, the state, and the U.S. government after they were sterilized while giving birth at the hospital during the 1970s. Alongside an intrepid, 26-year-old Chicana lawyer and armed with hospital records secretly gathered by a whistle-blowing young doctor, the mothers stood up to powerful institutions in the name of justice. This year marks the 40th anniversary of their landmark civil rights lawsuit, Madrigal v. Quilligan, asserting that a woman’s right to bear a child is guaranteed under the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade.

Directed By
Renee Tajima-Peña

Produced By
Renee Tajima-Peña
Virginia Espino


This entry was posted in AmeriKKKa, Aztlan, Barrio, Boyle Heights, Chicana Feminism, Chicana/o, Chicana/o Community, Chicana/o Documentary, Chicana/o Film, Chicana/o History, Chicana/o Identity, Chicana/o Ideology, Chicana/o Politics, Chicana/o Power, Chicana/o Studies, Chicana/o Youth, Community, Cultura, Decolonization, East Los Angeles, Education, Gender, History, Indigenous, Knowledge, Language, Law, Mexican, Movimiento, Mujeres de Maiz, MuXer, Nepantla, Palabra, Resistance, Sexism, Sexuality, Social justice, Student Empowerment, Unity, Xicana, Xicano. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *