What Is "Smile" About?
One of the issues this episode addresses is access to emergency contraception in hospital emergency rooms for women who have been raped. When Amelia is brought to a local Catholic hospital following a sexual assault, her request for EC is denied. Unable to access the EC in time for it to be effective, Amelia finds herself pregnant and decides to take her case public by suing the hospital.
What Can I Do?
This episode is a great opportunity to spread the word about need for EC in emergency rooms, and you can help by hosting a viewing party! Here's how to prepare:
Download our Host Toolkit with all the
information you need
Invite your friends and neighbors over to
watch the episode using our Sample Invitation
Try using Evite.com to send your invitation.
Get a copy of the episode. RaisingHerVoice.org will lend you a DVD copy. All you need to do is
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Download the Host Toolkit!
The Host Toolkit includes everything you need to host your own successful viewing party:
Episode Guide with Talking Points
Fact Sheet about Emergency Contraception & Sexual Assault
Next Steps for Activists
Download the Host Toolkit. You will need Adobe PDF Reader to view it (free download).
Tell Us About Your Party!
RaisingHerVoice.org would love to hear about your viewing party. Please email a short description of your experience, of what worked or didn't work, and your general impression of the episode and discussion content to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also read the Viewing Party Feedback to hear about what other groups are doing and talking about at their viewing parties!