HBO Documentary Underscores the Battle Over Abortion

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A new HBO documentary attempts to offer an inside look at the battle over abortion being waged in our country. The film doesn't focus on courtrooms, legislative halls or debates, but on Main Streets all over America.The documentary is called “12th and Delaware,” referring to a street corner in Fort Pierce, Fla. The film tells the story of an abortion clinic on that corner and the pro-life counseling center which opened up directly across the street from its facilities.

Surprisingly, this kind of relationship has popped up in small towns and cities all across the country, and “12th and Delaware” tries to demonstrate the tension these battles bring to the towns, and the people involved. Filmmakers Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing co-directed the documentary.  They share some of their stories in making the film and discuss the significance of the abortion debate.