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“After Tiller” is a documentary that follows the lives of the remaining four late-term abortion providers in the United States. It chronicles their family lives, what they were doing before they started performing abortions, as well as the kinds of harassment and threats they have been the victims of at the hands of pro-life activists. The documentary also interviews women who came in for late-term abortions.
Watch the trailer below:
This is a very pro-choice documentary, but there are several reasons why I think it is important for pro-life people to watch it with compassion.
The compassionate thoughts that this movie encourages can help us to interact in a compassionate manner when we encounter abortion providers and post-abortive people. Acting compassionately towards others is both a pragmatically wise and the morally good thing to do. It is pragmatically wise for the pro-life movement to treat abortionists and post-abortive women with compassion because we want pro-choice people to hear us out, consider our reasoning, and eventually agree with us. Nobody is going to want to do that if they think we’re all jerks.