Abortion – film and book reviews

After Tiller

Premiered at the Sundance Film Festival back in January, this documentary film is due to be released in the US shortly after a full-on and official trailer has just hit the web.

Taking its title from the death of George Tiller, one of the few remaining late-term abortions doctors who was killed in 2009, the serious and sobering documentary looks at the four remaining doctors who administer the controversial procedure, and the hard work they must do and the difficult moral quandaries they have to navigate on a day-to-day basis, in addition to the constant death threats and threatening phone calls they receive. The film also explores the issue at a larger level, showing the nation’s attempts to ban the practice, crafting a complex and multifaceted portrait of a pressing issue in our culture.

At present there are no plans to release this in the UK though it was screened as part of the East End Film Festival on 6th July.

The film has been reviewed by Spiked columnist David Bowden:

Dirty Work

This new novel, by award winning author and surgeon Gabriel Weston, has been widely reviewed in the UK press recently. Written in the first person it tells the story of a young surgeon who performs abortions and revolves around a fitness to practice case against her. It will be reviewed fully in the Journal shortly. Readers may like to read it first.

 

 

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