When abortion doctors are assassinated, the political right has celebrated those assassinations. It’s a very serious and dark matter in American society.
After Tiller, the Sundance documentary named after the physician gunned down in 2009, follows the four doctors in America who still perform third-trimester abortions. We spoke with three of the doctors about the abortion battle, and their fanatical foes.
Tell me what terrorist attacks you would have let go forward because you didn’t want to be a mean and nasty fella? Are you going to trade the lives of a number of people because you want to preserve your … your honor? Or are you going to do your job, do what’s required—first and foremost, your responsibility to safeguard America and the lives of its citizens? Now, given a choice between doing what we did, or backing off and saying, ‘We know you know that there’s a terrorist attack against the United States, but we’re not going to force you to tell us what it is because it might create a bad image for us,’ well, that’s not a close call for me.
Dick Cheney is unapologetic in a new Sundance documentary, The World According to Dick Cheney