At the movies

Got twenty bucks? How’d you like to spend Saturday night at a movie screening to benefit uninsured women? Sounds good. Let’s go to Concord.

Or not.

The Concord Feminist Health Center is hosting a June 7 screening of “After Tiller,” a documentary honoring murdered abortion doctor George Tiller and praising the work of four abortionists who have picked up his mantle. “Compelling and important,” says the promo. (Look it up yourself on the FHC’s Facebook page. I’m not going to link to it.) Following the movie will be a panel discussion featuring Leroy Carhart, one of the abortion providers featured in the film.

You may recognize Dr. Carhart’s name. He’s a late-term abortionist who went to the Supreme Court twice to overturn laws prohibiting partial-birth abortions. (That’s a late-term procedure in which the fetus is partially delivered before its skull is crushed in order to complete the delivery of a dead child.)  He made the news again last year when one of his patients, Jennifer Morbelli, died after a 33-week abortion.  (Live Action’s more passionate take on the story is here.)

Watch what you please whenever you please. For myself, paying twenty dollars to hear four abortion providers talk about how they might be murdered for their work is a bit much.

I note that Tiller’s murderer was convicted and is serving life without parole. That’s as it should be. I reject cold-blooded murder no matter on which side of the procedure-room door it’s committed.

The festivities will begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 7, at the Red River Theatre in Concord. More from the promo: “Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Concord Feminist Health Center by viewing this powerful film….Admission is $20.00; all proceeds will go directly to assisting women who are uninsured or underinsured.”

I’ll pass, in favor of searching for more life-affirming ministries.  Women deserve better than to have to rely for their health care on funds raised in praise of the abortion industry.