Since the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in Kansas in May 2009, there are only four doctors in the US who still provide third-trimester abortions. Through unprecedented access, After Tiller paints a complex, compassionate portrait of these physicians — former colleagues of Dr. Tiller — who put their lives at risk in order to do work that saves their patients’ lives. Targeted as murderers by some in the anti-abortion movement, their private lives are exposed, and their physical safety is in jeopardy.
After Tiller weaves together revealing, in-depth interviews with the doctors — and heart-wrenching consultations with their patients, while illuminating the experiences of women who seek these abortions and the reasons why they do so. Forty years after Roe v. Wade, debate over abortion is louder and more contentious than ever, and the film sheds light — rather than heat — on this highly sensitive issue. [mature]