After Tiller

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Credits


(Award given to the director and producers)

CO-DIRECTORS/PRODUCERS: Martha Shane / Lana Wilson


Synopsis


Since the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in Kansas in May 2009, there are only four American doctors left who openly provide third-trimester abortions. After Tillers paints a complex, compassionate portrait of these physicians—Dr. LeRoy Carhart, Dr. Warren Hern, Dr. Susan Robinson and Dr. Shelley Sella—who have become the new number-one targets of the anti-abortion 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. The film weaves together revealing, in-depth interviews with the doctors with intimate verité scenes from their lives and insider their clinics, where they counsel and care for their anxious, vulnerable patients at an important crossroads in their lives. By sharing the moving stories of several of their patients, After Tiller illuminates the experiences of women who seek late abortions and the reasons why they do so.