Sunday, July 13, 2014





Sundance doc sheds light on 3rd-trimester abortion


March 17. 2013 3:07AM
Story Tools
PrintPrint | E-MailEMail | SaveSave | Hear Generate QR Code QR
Send to Kindle


92befc5b4b404433958f067b01a28714.jpg



(AP) Third-trimester abortions those done beyond the 28th week of pregnancy account for less than 1 percent of all abortions performed in the United States each year. Only four doctors nationwide offer the procedure.


Their stories and those of their patients are told in After Tiller, a documentary in competition at the Sundance Film Festival.


Filmmakers Lana Wilson and Martha Shane were inspired to examine the issue of third-trimester abortions after the 2009 murder of Dr. George Tiller, a colleague of the doctors featured in the film.


The filmmakers acknowledge that even those who favor abortion rights often don't support or understand the procedure, and they hope their film humanizes the doctors and offers a sense of the wide-ranging circumstances that motivate women to choose third-trimester abortions.


Associated Press


Comments
comments powered by Disqus Commenting Guidelines
Poll
Mortgage Minute


Search for New & Used Cars

Make 
Model
 
Used New All
 

Search Times Leader Classifieds to find just the home you want!

Search Times Leader Classifieds to find just what you need!

Search Pet Classifieds
Dogs Cats Other Animals



Social Media/RSS
Times Leader on Twitter
Times Leader on Youtube
Times Leader on Google+
The Times Leader on Tumblr
The Times Leader on Pinterest
Times Leader RSS Feeds