Monday, August 2, 2010
Abortion Documentary "12th and Delaware" Debuts on HBO Tonight
LA Times: Television review: '12th and Delaware', by Mary McNamara:
For many Americans, abortion is a political issue. Though many of us may participate in marches, make donations, vote for candidates based solely on their stands on abortion, it remains mostly a theoretical issue.
But for some people, abortion, and the conflict surrounding it, defines their daily life. "12th and Delaware," a documentary by Oscar nominees Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady ("Jesus Camp"), offers a glimpse into the literal intersection of those who support legal abortion and those who do not. On one side of the street in Fort Pierce, Fla., A Woman's World provides abortions. On the other, the Pregnancy Care Center tries to persuade women to carry their pregnancies to term. (In neither place, during the documentary footage anyway, is adoption mentioned as an alternative, which is strange and troubling.) . . .
See also: Wall St. Journal: Speakeasy blog: ‘12th and Delaware’ Filmmaker Heidi Ewing On Documenting the Abortion Rights BattleHuffington Post: "12th & Delaware" Joins the HBO Summer Documentary Series, by Marcia Yerman