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The Abortionist Saints of Sundance
Townhall.com ^ | February 1, 2013 | Brent Bozell

Posted on 02/01/2013 6:26:21 AM PST by Kaslin

Robert Redford's Sundance Film Festival featured a documentary celebrating four "amazing" abortionists who evacuate wombs in the third trimester of pregnancy. The critics in attendance loved it. The Philadelphia Inquirer boasted it drew "two standing ovations -- one for the doctors."

Sundance attendees in Utah were greeted by police and armed sheriffs in green jumpsuits that made a show of force outside the theater. They had to have their bags searched and were inspected with handheld metal detectors. After the movie was shown, two police officers stood at the front of the auditorium as the directors and the four abortionists featured in the film answered audience questions.

The message was clear: pro-lifers are dangerous.

The film's name is "After Tiller," as in the late-term abortionist George Tiller, shot to death in 2009 inside his Lutheran church on a Sunday in Kansas. The filmmakers are two deluded women in their 20s, Martha Shane and Lana Wilson. They claim this film is non-political, that it's calm in tone.

"Our agenda is not political but humanist," they declared in a statement. "The nation's shouting match over abortion has become increasingly distanced from the real-life situations and decisions faced by those people most intimately involved," and so they aspired to "shed more light rather than more heat" on the issue.

"Those people most intimately involved" in an abortion are the ones aborted. For them, there is no shouting match. They have no voice.

As for the film's tone, consider this quote: "We're 40 years after Roe v. Wade, and the women in America are in worse shape than they were 40 years ago. Their rights are being trampled in the street." This quote came from abortionist and activist LeRoy Carhart in the film. This was the line singled out by Marlow Stern as he began his promotional article for the Daily Beast.

A trailer for the documentary shows there's more venom where that came from. After "After Tiller" was shot, Carhart said, "there were no other thoughts in my mind but to carry out the mission." But in Kansas, said Carhart, "The Republican Party said I was an abomination and should be driven from the state."

He demonized the pro-life movement: "You don't give in to terrorists because it only gets worse."

The film also stars Dr. Warren Hern, who is perpetually bombastic and coarse. He says in the trailer, "When I walk out the front door, I expect to be assassinated." The Daily Beast put this Hern quote in large type: "When abortion doctors are assassinated, the political right has celebrated those assassinations. It's a very serious and dark matter in American society."

This is a flagrant, shameless lie. Not one serious pro-life group on the political right has done that.

The filmmakers say they want to "shed light" and not have a "shouting match" in a debate that's "extremely polarized," and they hope Americans would "evaluate their positions in a more honest, thoughtful and complicated way." But they're just the latest in a long line of extremely polarizing leftist propagandists, angrily blurring the truth.

Shane and Wilson claimed the media's coverage of Tiller's death was too balanced and incomplete. The media incorrectly called Tiller "controversial" and "got talking points from the both sides of the issue and ended it there." More distortions. In fact, Tiller news stories often omitted or sidelined the pro-lifers' horror and celebrated the abortionist just as these people do.

When asked how they got the two female abortionists in the film to talk, Shane and Wilson admitted their two subjects first granted interviews tor Rachel Maddow for her MSNBC special, "The Assassination of Dr. Tiller." They failed to acknowledge other in-depth celebrations of Drs. Carhart and Hern, like the very one-sided, half-hour on the primetime PBS program, "Now," just weeks after Tiller's death.

Leftists warn of "anti-choice extremists," but see nothing extreme in killing a perfectly viable baby in the last weeks of pregnancy, which even most "pro-choice" people refuse to support. Shane thinks these abortionists of last resort are some of America's greatest doctors. They "provide amazing care by any standard," and "they're unbelievably good listeners. This should be a model for all medical care in this country." Then Wilson claimed they made a movie that does "not tell people what to think."

The Catholic League's indefatigable Bill Donohue sums it up brilliantly: "'After Tiller' tries to put a human face on an inhuman practice, and it fails. Here's the proof: the film never shows the patients' faces, though permission was granted."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: abortion; documentary; righttolife; sundance

1 posted on 02/01/2013 6:26:25 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

One day these butchers will be standing in front of the real Supreme Court. The Chief Justice will not be applauding, and they will not be courageous.


2 posted on 02/01/2013 6:29:26 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Kaslin
40 million babies murdered - yet the "other side" are the terrorists....

He demonized the pro-life movement: "You don't give in to terrorists because it only gets worse."

3 posted on 02/01/2013 6:29:43 AM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Kaslin

they won’t be so happy after a misspent lifetime of killing babies on their way across the River Styx to their eternal damnation


4 posted on 02/01/2013 6:29:52 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Kaslin

Celebrating the sacrifice of one’s own species is as vile as it gets; like savages from thousands of years ago.


5 posted on 02/01/2013 6:33:03 AM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: yldstrk; txrefugee; 2banana

Very well said


6 posted on 02/01/2013 6:34:33 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

Vile American decadence on full display in the age of Obama.


7 posted on 02/01/2013 6:37:39 AM PST by allendale
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To: Kaslin

The extreme mental illness of the passive/aggressive type.


8 posted on 02/01/2013 6:46:49 AM PST by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: txrefugee

That’s right——no lawyer on earth will be able to get them off then.

Celebration of murder-—I hope Christ returns soon, because I don’t see how it can get much worse.


9 posted on 02/01/2013 6:51:08 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: txrefugee

That’s right——no lawyer on earth will be able to get them off then.

Celebration of murder-—I hope Christ returns soon, because I don’t see how it can get much worse.


10 posted on 02/01/2013 6:51:09 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: Kaslin

These people never quit. Next they’ll be demanding that the Boys Scouts show this film to all incoming Cubs so they will aspire to such great heights of excellence.


11 posted on 02/01/2013 7:06:34 AM PST by madprof98
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To: Kaslin
These so-called humans make me physically ill.

Every time I hold my 2 week old grandson, I thank God for his birth.

12 posted on 02/01/2013 7:15:11 AM PST by anoldafvet
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To: txrefugee

One day these two women may have babies of their own and possibly awaken to the damage they did for the feeling of being powerful among elites. Hence the Roe vs. Wade ladies who want it reversed decades later.

Very sad that we do not have much of a culture that follows the Bible closely. Parent’s allow illegals to do the work their children could learn to do (clean, mow lawns and complete projects with parents) teaching their kids it is okay, kids are taught in school to appreciate diversity past the point the Bible allows and texting/facebooking has become an outlet for creative stupidity and only caring about oneself and how many text they get daily. In public stupid people talk on their phones like they are the only ones in the store and using curse words like they do at home.

Despite all this, I know that one man changed our world, Jesus, and twelve men he chose made drastic changes for over 2000 years! It is possible!!


13 posted on 02/01/2013 7:36:28 AM PST by YouGoTexasGirl
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14 posted on 02/01/2013 7:43:22 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx

Any fool has to be able to understand that killing a child in the last trimester is murder.
There is no polite word for it MURDER.

Why are they allowed to kill a viable baby in the last trimester and not just wait and kill it after birth. There is no difference.

Why not be allowed to kill the child at 6 months., if you don’t want it? Murder is murder.

Each of these killers should be tried for murder.The mothers tried as accomplices.


15 posted on 02/01/2013 8:04:39 AM PST by Venturer
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To: 2banana

Actually, the number is more like 54 to 56 million. Unreal. Sick. Evil


16 posted on 02/01/2013 8:48:53 AM PST by surroundedbyblue (I once saw a movie where only the police & military had guns. It was called "Schindler's List")
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To: Kaslin
a human face on an inhuman practice


17 posted on 02/01/2013 8:55:29 AM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Venturer

I agree.


18 posted on 02/01/2013 8:57:24 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Neoliberalnot

Baal, like the Left, demanded infant sacrifice. And his followers complied.


19 posted on 02/01/2013 9:48:23 AM PST by Pecos (If more sane people carried guns, fewer crazies would get off a second shot.)
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To: Kaslin

When will the Mormons stand up to Redford & tell him to pack up and take his ‘film festival elsewhere???


20 posted on 02/01/2013 9:51:42 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Kaslin
"Our agenda is not political but humanist," they declared in a statement. "The nation's shouting match over abortion has become increasingly distanced from the real-life situations and decisions faced by those people most intimately involved," and so they aspired to "shed more light rather than more heat" on the issue.

HMMmm...

Light is what is used to project images on a screen...


I'd like to thank the United States Government for protecting me and my kind.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
You see, 40 years ago, my odds of making it out of the egg, alive, were very poor; about 80% of us died. 
 (http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=rachel-carson-silent-spring-1972-ddt-ban-birds-thrive)
 
 
But a lady discovered our plight and wrote a book that addressed our problem,
and, in 1972, a law was ammended protecting us even further. (http://www.fws.gov/midwest/eagle/protect/laws.html)
 
 
 
 
 
 
What I find strange is that the same government passed a law the very next year that allowed for killing
of unborn, and apparently unwanted, humans.  Little ones still nestled safely in their Mother's womb.
Around 25% of them are dying before birth - on average nearly 3,300 - every day of the year.
 
 
I hear that by now, somewhere around 55 MILLION of them have perished.
Wouldn't that kind of mess up the humans plans for growth, and welfare, and
retirement?
 
 
 
 
 
Strange birds; these Homo Sapiens.  Perhaps they'll come to their senses
before they are ALL dead!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

21 posted on 02/01/2013 4:10:04 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Elsie

FYI.....

It was reported today that Bald Eagles nesting Sevier county have apparently have at least one egg in the nest

We now have eagles year round in East Tennessee


22 posted on 02/01/2013 4:14:53 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: bert

I saw one in Greenfield, IN last summer, (my first ever) just soaring over the bank.

It may have been eyeing the many Canada geese in the retention pond.


23 posted on 02/01/2013 6:55:30 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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