Saturday, April 23, 2022

Take My Hand

In 1973 Civil Townsend is a brand new nursing school graduate. Raised from a long line of black physicians, a rarity in Montgomery Alabama, Civil is excited to start her first job at the Montgomery Family Planning Clinic. As she meets the other nurses and starts to get her bearings, Civil is asked to see some patients farther outside the city who are not able to get to the clinic. Her first home visit are two young girls named Erica and India. The Williams sisters are 11 and 13 years old and Civil is to administer a shot of Depo-Provera, a new and controversial form of birth control. Rule follower Civil does not question her superiors methods or motives. Because she is attending to black families, they do not question her. After months of following these protocols and growing great affection for these girls and their family Civil, along with her fellow nursing friend Alicia and lifelong friend Ty begin to question why the FDA has not approved this drug and why these poor, mostly illiterate folks are being treated and sterilized within consent. On a mission with the help of a clever young attorney, these everyday people bravely take on the United States government to expose and rectify a great injustice. Loosely based on true events and narrated by Civil then and now we are taken back to human and civil rights issues our country faced decades ago and sadly continue to battle every day. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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