Only four doctors in the country do what the late Dr. George Tiller did.
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.”