Democracy Now! Speaks With the Filmmakers of the Documentary “After Tiller”

from Susanna Choe at Democracy Now!

Democracy Now! is an independent, global news hour that is broadcast weekdays on more than 1,100 TV and radio stations in the United States and around the world. You can find them at their website, on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, SoundCloud, and Google+.

On January 26, Democracy Now! broadcast a video with the directors of a documentary titled “After Tiller.”

Forty years after the landmark Roe v. Wade case that established the right to abortion in the United States, the new documentary “After Tiller” follows four of few doctors left in the U.S. who are known to provide abortions in the third trimester. We speak with film’s directors Lana Wilson and Martha Shane to discuss the importance of making this film.

Watch our 20-minute interview with them:

[Video Description: The new documentary “After Tiller” follows the only four doctors left in the United States who are known to provide abortions in the third trimester. In 2009, their colleague, Dr. George Tiller, was assassinated while attending church in Wichita, Kansas. The four doctors depicted in the film have also braved threats, harassment and the emotional weight of the stories they hear to provide women with a desperately needed medical procedure. We’re joined by the directors of “After Tiller,” Lana Wilson and Martha Shane. A link to the transcript for the video.]

A new poll by the The Wall Street Journal and NBC News found that a record 70 percent of Americans oppose overturning Roe v. Wade. For the first time on record, a majority believe abortion should be legal in all or most cases. Despite the apparent shift in public opinion, abortion rights remain under siege. Last year saw U.S. states enact the second highest number of anti-choice restrictions in history. Recent restrictions include a wave of state bans on abortion in later stages of pregnancy.

You can check out more of our coverage on Dr. George Tiller by clicking on this link:

[Editor’s Note: more people than just cis women need and want access to affordable reproductive health care, including abortion.]

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