Read what critics have been saying about POV’s documentary After Tiller, then watch it free right now on the POV website or mobile apps! (U.S. Only)

Read what critics and journalists have to say about POV’s After Tiller.

“A lucid, even-tempered portrait of physicians who perform late-term abortions. . . . After Tiller does viewers the great service of providing light where there’s usually only heat. . . . No one wants to think about late-term abortion. But After Tiller gives us a language to do just that.”
— Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post

“After Tiller is impressive because it honestly presents the views of supporters of legal abortion, and is thus a valuable contribution to a public argument that is unlikely to end anytime soon.”
— A.O. Scott, The New York Times

“Martha Shane and Lana Wilson manage a rare feat in After Tiller, making a calm, humanist documentary about a hot-button topic. . . . Deserves the widest possible audience. . . . One of the film’s greatest achievements is that it provides a better understanding of why women seek late abortions.”
— Alissa Simon, Variety

“Whether one is pro-life, pro-choice or without an opinion on the issue, After Tiller provides personal insight into a heart-wrenching, complex reality. The film does not pretend to be an answer to the abortion controversy but rather a presentation of the people who are demonized, correctly or incorrectly, for their actions.”
— Duane Byrge, The Hollywood Reporter

“Intimate and heartfelt. . . . The film brings an emotional clarity to an issue in which every nuanced turn of phrase has been made politically complicated.”
— Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times

“Any viewer with an interest in this issue, whether pro-life, pro-choice or agnostic, ought to see this heart-piercing report from the front lines.”
— Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune

“After Tiller takes the politically divisive, emotionally charged issue of late-term abortions and portrays it with grace, understatement and humanity.”
— Christie Lemire,

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