The debate between pro-life and pro-choice has taken an uptick in importance over the last few days. Thanks to a recent report here on The Inquisitr that linked the viral ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to funding research which might use embryonic stem cells, the argument both for and against abortions has been reignited. We also reported on five things people may want to know about embryonic stem cells in favor of ALS research. Then the pro-life side received major support when Pope Francis declared Planned Parenthood to be the “most dangerous enemy” of the Church.
Now the pro-choice side has returned a volley in the abortion argument as PBS is set to air a documentary “humanizing” late-term abortions.
According to an article by The Blaze, the controversial documentary After Tiller will be aired on PBS on Labor Day. The film is supposed to shed light on the personal and professional stories surrounding those who regularly perform third-trimester abortions. However, the decision for PBS to air this documentary is being met with offense as the American Life League, the same organization that paired up with Pope Francis to declare Planned Parenthood an enemy to families and the church, calls for the network to rethink their decision. ALL says the film is a work of propaganda.
Judie Brown, president of the American Life League, made a press statement about the controversial film PBS is planning to air.
“After Tiller’ is nothing short of pure propaganda intended to demonize the entire pro-life movement and drum up support for late-term abortion. Why are pro-life tax dollars being used to paint a sympathetic picture of abortionists who stab babies in the base of their skulls just moments before they are born?”
The film follows the life of four abortion doctors, Warren Hern, LeRoy Carhart, Susan Robinson, and Shelley Sella, and how they “risk their lives” every day in the name of their unwavering commitment toward patients after the assassination of Dr. George Tiller, a noted physician infamous for his willingness to perform late-term abortions.
Charisma News followed up on in an article in which they report that After Tiller was primarily funded by pro-abortion groups such as Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion Rights Action League as primary outreach partners. The film’s producers also stated in their goals they want to change the view of Americans in favor of late-term abortion providers and against legislation that bans late-term abortions. They also hope medical students will request abortion training to be included in their studies.
What are your opinions about the movie After Tiller? Do you believe it is showing people who perform late-term abortions to be honest human beings providing a human service? Or does the video “humanize” an atrocity happening in our country? Please let us know in the comments below.