This thought provoking, sometimes troubling documentary examines the personal and ethical imperatives that drive abortion providers to continue in the face of often dangerous legal and personal harassment.
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Heartbreaking documentary takes a look at the 4 remaining doctors who provide late term abortions after the murder of abortion doctor George Tiller, in a Kansas church. Takes a highly contentious issue and gives it a human face, pleading for compassion for women faced with an unthinkable decision. A multifaceted and intelligent doc about an issue too often painted in stark black and white.
well done but quite short of tony kaye's LAKE OF FIRE. for those that haven't seen LAKE, i think this film holds up nicely and shows the struggle that this issue is. for both supporters and adversaries. it's a bit tame with soundtrack and such. filmically, not terribly impressed but it relates important info.
An affecting documentary that offers insight into the lives and thoughts of the 4 doctors who still perform third-trimester abortions in the US. Its tone is compassionate yet relatively superficial; it only scratches the surface of deeper ethical questions about these procedures, such as the 1/2-3/4 of third-trimester abortions that do not involve severe fetal anomalies (like Down Syndrome) or involve healthy babies.
A documentary I think that every pro-lifer should see. The doc does a good job of framing the issue but puts adds the personal toll that being a late-term abortion provider has on the small handfull of doctors that continue to practice.
Interesting, I especially appreciated how despite the clear agenda, they still touched on the uncertainty of the some of the doctors in what they were doing. Felt too aimless, like the filmmakers just had a bunch of points they wanted to make and didn't know how to structure things. Having a narrator to tie the vignettes together could have helped to avoid this.