After Tiller, the film in praise of four unapologetic providers of late-term abortion, will finally be exposed to a national audience in a few days on PBS. The network that gave you Downton Abbey will feature After Tiller as part of the series P.O.V. PBS is even willing to help you throw your own premiere party. No kidding. (The film was recently screened in Concord as a fundraiser for the Feminist Health Center.)
That’s “PBS” as in Public Broadcasting Service, as in Corporation for Public Broadcasting, as in “viewers like you” as they say in the credits.
P.O.V. is where PBS puts the really edgy stuff – “documentaries with a point of view,” says the program’s web page. True enough. The point of view in After Tiller is that people who get paid to kill near-term preborn children ought to be celebrated. The “Tiller” of the title is late-term abortionist George Tiller who was murdered in 2009 and whose killer is serving life in prison. From the network’s promotional blurb:
It is also an examination of the desperate reasons women seek late abortions. Rather than offering solutions, After Tiller presents the complexities of these women’s difficult decisions and the compassion and ethical dilemmas of the doctors and staff who fear for their own lives as they treat their patients.
The mothers are desperate. The providers fear for their lives. And the children? They are presumably spared desperation and fear as they’re suffocated or dismembered or snipped or have poison injected into vital organs.
“Ethical dilemma,” indeed.
At any rate, help yourself. If you happen to stumble across a premiere party, I hope you’ll report on the festivities. Me, I’ll spend the evening doing something else. Prayer might be a good start.
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.
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.