Unborn in the USA: Inside the War on Abortion
Unborn in the USA: Inside the War on Abortion (2007)

More than 30 years after Roe v. Wade affirmed a woman's constitutional right to have an abortion, President George W. Bush's conservative appointments to the Supreme Court threaten to overturn the decision and filmmakers Stephen… More

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Release Date: October 23, 2007
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News

Here's a movie everyone can hate. Anti-abortionists will hate it because, without any editorializing, [it] show the activists for the self-righteous zealots they are. And pro-choicers will hate it because the people and their propaganda are so odious.

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Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times

The filmmakers suggest that this subject is innately unpleasant, and that if advocates on either side bring it into the open and provoke a visceral reaction from otherwise complacent foes, they've scored a small victory.

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Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card

Two college students hope to create the first unbiased doc on the issue. They refused funding from churches, etc utilizing sources for student projects instead. Well done.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

Whatever your views on abortion, you need to hear the subjects of this film, if only to be able to fight them more effectively.

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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com

Whatever your personal feelings or political opinions on abortion, [directors] Fell and Thompson's film is likely to make you feel wretched. It's an uneven but fascinating survey of views and tactics in the contemporary pro-life movement.

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Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Sharp appraisal of fetus fetishists.

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Noel Murray
AV Club

t's almost impossible to make a fair-minded, non-exploitative documentary about the abortion debate, but Stephen Fell and Will Thompson take a credible shot with Unborn In The USA: Inside The War On Abortion.

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John Anderson
Newsday

Unborn doesn't really add or detract from the debate -- you wish the directors had asked a hard question or two.

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Frank Lovece
Film Journal International

This shot-on-video documentary masterfully gives a balanced picture, sans editorializing.

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