In the fall of 2009, Lindsay Ellis, a 26-year old graduate student went through the painful process of having an abortion. “The A Word” follows Ellis as she opens up to her family and organizations from both sides of the debate, in search of healing. This is not a film about the protests and debates wrapped up in religious views and political agenda, but rather a personal journey about one woman’s struggle to shed the stigma attached to the A-word in hopes of starting a dialogue.