The culture of death is fueled by cultural elites, particularly journalists and Big Hollywood, who often celebrate those who take human life under circumstances of which they approve. Witness the ghoul Jack Kevorkian–who wrote in Prescription Medicide about wanting to conduct human experimentation on those he euthanized–but who lived to see himself portrayed in a hagiographical biopic starring Al Pacino, with Dr. Death invited on the Red Carpet and treated like an A-List celebrity. Assisted suicide promotion documentaries are also frequent award winners, particularly if they show someone actually dying.
And now, a documentary on third trimester abortionists in America called After Tiller (for the murdered late-term abortion doctor) would seem to follow in that pattern. But life isn’t rosy for late-term fetus killers. Apparently, the doctors whine that they are not liked. From the Agence France-Presse story:
Aside from death threats, such doctors face “institutional barriers,” Dr. Susan Robinson, a former colleague of Tiller who still performs such procedures, told AFP following a screening of the documentary at Sundance, the annual independent film festival held in the western US state of Utah. “If you do abortions, it is very hard to get the privilege to work in a hospital, because they don’t like abortion providers. They are almost all done in outpatient clinics, free-standing clinics, in this country,” she says. “Being an abortion provider is very stigmatized. Other doctors look down on you and think of you as like the lowest of the low.”