A Documentary about how legal abortion is saving lives in Ethiopia


Kristen Glundberg-Prossor (206) 328-7714

Published: 03.02.10| Updated: 03.02.10

SEATTLE—Planned Parenthood is teaming up with IPAS and Population Connection to bring this compelling documentary to Seattle. We are pleased to announce that Emmy award-winning film director, Lisa Russell, and co-producer Kirsten Shirk, will be leading a discussion of their film after the screening.  Refreshments will be served.

“Not Yet Rain” is a short film, directed by Lisa Russell and produced in association with IPAS, a nonprofit organization that works around the world to increase women's ability to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights. “Not Yet Rain” explores abortion in Ethiopia through the voices of women who have faced the challenge of finding safe care. Through their stories, we see the important role that safe abortion care plays in the overall health of women and their families.

Women in Ethiopia have a one in seven chance of dying from pregnancy-related causes, so the impact of unsafe abortion is profound. Not Yet Rain profiles two young women, Tigist and Belynash,  who both became pregnant following rapes. Interviews with health-care providers, advocates, traditional healers, and people affected by unsafe abortion provide a very complex and emotional picture about gender, poverty, and human rights and how they converge with the issue of abortion.

The screening will be on Wednesday, March 10th from 7-9pm at Johnson Hall, Room 102, University Of Washington. A discussion with Director, Lisa Russell, will follow the film screening. Refreshments will be served. Please contact Kristen at to RSVP or for more information. Or visit

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest is the region’s leading sexual and reproductive health care provider and advocate. We believe everyone has the right to choose when or whether to have a child, and that every child should be wanted and loved. Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest operates 28 health centers in Alaska, Idaho, and western Washington, providing medical services and sexuality education for thousands of women, men, and teenagers each year. Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.  We rely heavily on support from donors to help sustain responsible reproduction.

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