New Trailer for Sundance Selected Abortion Documentary 'After Tiller'
Though the subject of abortion is a hotly debated topic, there aren't many parties who argue in favor of third-trimester abortions, a task that is only practiced by four doctors in the United States, following the killing of the infamous Dr. George Tiller. All of these doctors are former colleagues of Tiller's and claim an allegiance to their patients and any of their needs. Now the documentary After Tiller, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival provides information on these doctors' lives and the stance they have taken in their job about this controversial topic. But it's up to to audiences to decide how they feel in the end. Watch!
Here's the latest trailer for Martha Shane & Lana Wilson's After Tiller, originally from Apple:
After the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in Kansas in 2009, there are a limited number of doctors left who provide third-trimester abortions for women. After Tiller moves between the rapidly unfolding stories of the doctors, all of whom were close colleagues of Dr. Tiller, and are fighting to keep this service available in the wake of his death. These four people have become the new #1 targets of the pro-life movement, yet continue to risk their lives every day to do work that many believe is murder, but which they believe is profoundly important for their patients' lives. After Tiller premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and won the Human Rights award at the Full Frame Film Festival. Oscilloscope Labs has After Tiller in theaters now.
Reader Feedback - 3 Comments
Isn't it dangerous (for the woman) to have an abortion at that stage of the pregnancy? Still to kill someone while claiming to be pro-life.. Seriously?
DavideCoppola on Sep 20, 2013
It can be, but often it's a case of "might" be dangerous for the mother to terminate, vs IS dangerous to the mother to continue the pregnancy. More often than not, the late-term abortions are for infants where it's been discovered that they have an instant-fatal, short-term fatal, or extremely truncated quality of life, condition. I had a boss who lost her son 10 wks after birth, due to a spinal condition that was caught late in the pregnancy, but due to her & hubby's beliefs, wouldn't abort. He was in constant pain during the 10 weeks (or would have been without medical intervention). And they discovered that due to recessive genes, they only had a 25% chance of conceiving a child w/o the condition, and 25% to not be a carrier if their child didn't have the condition. Luckily, their daughter born over 2 years later, is healthy, and not (IIRC) a carrier of the condition.
VAharleywitch on Sep 20, 2013
Looks engaging. Good stuff. IMO best way to decrease the number abortions is to educate people into making better decisions before putting themselves into the place for having one or not in the first place. Making something illegal doesn't stop it. Drugs, murder, etc, etc. The problem is the very people who want to make it illegal are the same ones in denial that we are animals who have sex and our main instinctual goal in life is to procreate, and these people want to cut education and social services rather than increase it. The goal should be decreasing the numbers, not making something illegal or not. As the woman in the video said, 'no one WANTS to have an abortion'.
ff on Sep 22, 2013
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