"After Tiller"

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Martha Shane and Lana Wilson talk about their new documentary, “After Tiller,” which explores the subject of third-trimester abortions in the wake of the 2009 assassination of practitioner Dr. George Tiller. They’re joined by Dr. Susan Robinson, a former colleague of Dr. Tiller and one of only four doctors in the United States to perform the procedure. "After Tiller" opens September 20 at Film Forum and at the Film Society of Lincoln Center.


Dr. Susan Robinson, Martha Shane and Lana Wilson

Comments [15]

Truth & Beauty from Brooklyn

jgarbuz from Queens: You need to work on your reading comprehension skills and finish reading the sentence I wrote.

Sep. 17 2013 02:06 PM


People like you make me sick. Forcing women to go give up her life through pregnancy because your personal religious beliefs is disgusting.

Sep. 17 2013 02:02 PM
jgarbuz from Queens

Truth & Beauty wants us men to believe that no women seek to get pregnant on purpose :) Ha. What planet has she been living on? How stupid do these ladies think we really are. Granted we're pretty dumb, but not that dumb -anymore.

Sep. 17 2013 01:55 PM

Brava to Dr. Susan Robinson, for all her work on behalf of women who need late abortions. Your bravery is an inspiration. These stories need to be told, as I believe most people don't understand the plight of a woman looking for an abortion in her third trimester. I look forward to seeing the documentary.

Sep. 17 2013 01:34 PM
Truth & Beauty from Brooklyn

Ed from Larchmont: You can't comment on someone else's situation until you have walked in their shoes.

NO WOMAN sets out to get pregnant with the express intention of having an abortion, but occasionally life doles out circumstances not conducive to having a child and someone has to be there to help.

This is a far better option than having a child who is not wanted, loved, properly cared for, disabled, drug-addicted or with any of the many multitude of issues that may occur. What you are condemning is the loss of a not-yet-born fetus over the life of a born-to-suffer person and that is unconscionable.

Sep. 17 2013 01:28 PM
John A

Ed, answer: The United States Supreme Court, that great absolver of sin. Although I understand they are still having second thoughts.

Sep. 17 2013 01:14 PM
Ed from Larchmont

These people will be viewed in history as we view the Nazis and the slave traders: how is it possible that they thought they were doing good?

Sep. 17 2013 01:10 PM

Hitchens also excoriated Mother Theresa, but it shouldn't be noteworthy that Democrats or anyone should hold a view one way or another, so much for stereotypes, but it is a cheap shot to say this media outlet is unfair [as this comment comes from a frequent poster here, he must still like to listen]. And as far as trends go, even Ireland has had to loosen up its Draconian laws after the recent case where a woman was denied and died of blood poisoning. AND, talking about rape, so the product of it should be considered a "blessing" to be endured? When a woman is diagnosed with a fetus with thalidomide-type deformities, absolutists would deny a first-term procedure.

Sep. 17 2013 01:02 PM
Tony from Canarsie

Interesting, if not sad, that there are already seven comments and not one mentions the late Dr. Tiller.

Sep. 17 2013 12:58 PM
Ed from Larchmont

I can't listen to this segment. These doctors need to stop doing abortions and to repent, it's that simple, like Dr. Bernard Natanson.

Sep. 17 2013 12:49 PM
John A

If we assume that there are doctors Not suffering the hygiene problems of Kermit Gosnell, but still operating shadily, then the number of doctors doing these 3rd term abortions will be greater than four, perhaps much greater.

Sep. 17 2013 12:48 PM

Looking forward to what I'm sure will be a fair, honest, objective, balanced discussion.

@ Ed: Thanks.

Sep. 17 2013 10:44 AM
Ed from Larchmont

That bravo was for the other comment, not for the guest.

Sep. 17 2013 10:00 AM
Ed from Larchmont

Bravo. Nat Hentoff is an example of an atheist who opposes abortion on the grounds of science, Christopher Hitchens also opposed abortion on (of course) non-religious grounds.

From another angle, late-term abortions (as all abortions) are simply the murder of human beings. As former abortionists say, 'I kill people's children for money'. Yes, it's legal.

That it's part of the natural law means that it goes against what it is to be human, it applies to every human being.

We get very upset at the shooting yesterday. We get hysterical about the gassing in Syria. But right here we are slaughtering human beings - without anasthesia. Well, it won't go on much longer now. As slavery had to come to an end, so abortion will also. But it won't be pretty.

"Peace begins in the womb." Mother Teresa

Sep. 17 2013 08:58 AM

It's not only conservative/right-wing/religious types who oppose abortion.
is a site where you will find writings of leftists, "free thinkers", atheists, registered Democrats, etc., who oppose abortion on principle. In short, people who defy the simplistic stereotypes. (The very type of people you are unlikely to hear on this or any just about any other media outlet.)

"The language of the war lobby and the abortion lobby is from the same glossary of evasions..."

Sep. 17 2013 04:59 AM

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