After Tiller ★★★★

This is one of the most difficult documentaries I've watched. Dr. George Tiller was a martyred late-term abortionist from Wichita, Kansas. His four fellow practitioners, profiled in this film, remain the only openly practicing doctors in the U.S. who perform these pregnancy terminations, within individual limits. And they (and I'm sure every person watching this film) struggle with the parameters of what is legal and what is moral. There's a lot of talking in the film, sometimes tiresomely so. But the subject matter is so personal, so gut wrenching, so damned intimate that it compels one to take a stand. Fortunately for me, the film avoids graphic representations. It's really a film about doctors' and patients' struggles with their moral and ethical choices. I came out of the film feeling that these doctors are heroes and brave beyond measure. But your mileage may vary. That's what it means to live in a free society.