Citizen Ruth

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"Life, liberty, money and the pursuit of happiness. She's gotta have it."
  • R
  • 1996
  • 1 hr 42 min
  • 7.0  (7,417)
  • 64

Ruth Stoops is a poor, drug-addicted woman who finds herself in the middle of an abortion rights tug of war after accidentally getting pregnant. She already has four children who she has lost custody of because of her terrible lifestyle and when she's arrested for using drugs she finds out about her pregnancy. The judge in her case offers her a softer sentence if she agrees to an abortion, sparking a huge controversy when some anti-abortion protesters get wind of it. Soon Ruth finds her being passed back and forth as a pawn between the two sides of the debate.

Citizen Ruth
Citizen Ruth
Citizen Ruth

Trailer - 1 min 46 sec

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Ruth Stoops is a poor, drug-addicted woman who finds herself in the middle of an abortion rights tug of war after accidentally getting pregnant. She already has four children who she has lost custody of because of her terrible lifestyle and when she's arrested for using drugs she finds out about her pregnancy. The judge in her case offers her a softer sentence if she agrees to an abortion, sparking a huge controversy when some anti-abortion protesters get wind of it. Soon Ruth finds her being passed back and forth as a pawn between the two sides of the debate.

Citizen Ruth is a 1996 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 42 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.0 and a MetaScore of 64.

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  • Release Date
    1996
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 42 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (7,417)
  • Metascore
    64