After Tiller

If abortions in general are controversial, late-term abortions (after 20 weeks) are even more so. It’s not just the pro-lifers who protest those; many pro-choicers draw the line at that point. In fact, it’s pretty difficult to get one in the States, as only four doctors in the country perform them at all. And it’s tough going for them — one of their colleagues, Dr. George Tiller, was shot and killed by an anti-abortion activist in 2009.

The four remaining doctors are the subject of After Tiller, Martha Shane and Lana Wilson‘s documentary about the hot-button topic. The film looks at these physicians, the people they work with, and the people who turn to them for help, and attempts to do so without resorting to the black-and-white view usually applied to the issue. Hit the jump to watch the first trailer.

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