Reversing Roe (2018) Poster

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9/10
Worth a watch, but you may get angry
chazzheaton19 September 2018
I am not from the US, I don't like in a country where abortion is much of a debate. It's crazy to see a country which boasts about personal freedoms is determined to remove reproduction freedoms from women. It made me angry that the anti-choicers just ignored why abortion became legal in the first place. It was a hard watch, but very interesting. I wanted to shout through the screen
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10/10
Absolutely brilliant! But very upsetting
lottanordin-9061114 September 2018
This documentary showcases the many dimensions of the politicized abortion In the United States. It gives you a facutal ground about the opposing sides, and illustrates the extreme power and responsibility that the appointed judges have in the Supreme Court.

It will however make you very upset when you realize that the opposing side has a lot of men in powerful positions making decisions about women. An eye opening documentary for sure, a must see for both men and women.
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8/10
What to do/decide?
kosmasp27 March 2019
More relevant than ever - with another entry approved last year, that was also very controversial. But then again, what isn't controversial with the Trump administration? Just when you thought nothing could be more divisive than Faux News bashing anything (really anything) President Obama did and heating up and splitting many parts of America ... there came Trump.

But the documentary is not about Trump. It is about a moment in time, when something was rushed. And it should not matter what Party you belong to: decency should know no party affiliation. But we know this isn't true. We also know that looking from the outside in, it is easier to distinguish certain things. It is also true that other countries have issues. But one thing at a time and a look back (with parallels to now) gives you a really good documentary ... Some things will be harder to swallow than others. Don't expect this to be an easy watch
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10/10
We will never go back
amberwatts-4667016 September 2018
Opposition to abortion was never a "woman" issue, but always a political tool used by men in power to control women. It is a proven scientific fact that pregnancy & child birth is more dangerous for a woman than a safe & legal abortion. Every person. male & female, needs to watch this documentary & demand & vote that the right for a woman to make her own choice about her own pregnancy be protected by the constitution. Her rights are not a tool for male politicians to use for their gain.
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10/10
Excellent though of course infuriating
bstex1729 November 2018
Film does an excellent job in telling the story of the fight for the right to choose what happens to your body if you are a woman. It simply is balanced, both sides got more or less equal amount of time/space to speak their mind. If you browse through a couple of reviews here you can find some claims about the movie that simply are not true, so for instance you can find this gem: " The pro life movement is made to look like a bunch of idiots, driven only by males. Not one woman was highlighted as being pro life.". He/she proved the first part of that claim with that very sentence incidentally, because not only was that not the case in the movie but the last person who is speaking for the pro-life side is a woman. Also there is critic that the pro-life side is represented only by religious fanatics, no science on their side. Of course there is a reason for that also, in that the scientific facts simply are not in favor of pro-life. I am sorry that certain people seem to be offended by the representation of pro-life by the religious right in the movie, but that is who is pushing pro-life agenda, as mentioned there is a reason its not Nobel lauerates picketing clinics and killing people. Thats not the fault of the film. To summarize: take the 90 minutes and watch the film, if you are a person with critical/objective/rational thought process you will enjoy it (no matter on which side of the fence you fall on), if not then be prepared to get upset I guess....
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9/10
Very well-done BALANCED documentary
SteverB18 October 2018
The abortion debate is still fraught with people who refuse to accept reality, as is shown very well in this film. I see many complaints here that the pro-life side was not represented well and they all look like a bunch of religious zealots. There is even one review that falsely claims that there were no pro-life women in the film when there were plenty. As usual on the pro-life side, just lies, lies, and more lies.

The fact is that most pro-life advocates lean on their religious zealotry to give them credibility in their own minds. Apparently, with nothing else to do but try to run other people's lives, this is their most favored method of control. In addition, men have been making decisions about abortion for decades when it is CLEARLY a woman's choice about what she wants to do with her own body. And for the reviewer that tried the prostitution argument, no, prostitution does not fall into this sphere as it affects with other people.

The abortion debate, tiresome as it has become, will probably go on for many more years. Don't think for a second that the possible overturning of Roe v. Wade will stop it. It won't. The types of people driving the protests NEED to be controlling other people, and it REALLY upsets them when they find out that there are people in the world that don't think like they do.

Very good film. I encourage ALL to view it.
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7/10
Well done and factual history, but leaves out some key things
jrinvest13 September 2018
Reversing Roe gives us a good history of the battle for and against legalized abortion in America. The strategies and tactics employed by the players on both sides are well presented. However, several things which I believe are extremely relevant to this debate were completely absent from this documentary.

The first of these omissions is there was no discussion whatsoever that the 1973 SC ruling seemed to invent out of thin air a Constitutional "right to privacy" and a woman's "right" to have complete control over her own body. Wouldn't those "rights" also apply to prostitution, where a woman would be able to rent her services as she sees fit, without having to fear being thrown in jail, or give the lion's share of her earnings to someone paying off the police?

The ROE decision also included "viability" of the fetus, which is an ever-moving target due to constant medical advancements.

The movie well depicts the passion that drives the leaders of both the "Pro-Life" and "Pro-Choice" movements. What the movie omits is that this passion is limited to a fairly small section of the population as a whole.

Many Pro-Life supporters publicly claim abortion is murder. But ask ANY Pro-Life politician if he or she believes that women who go to foreign countries for abortions should be prosecuted, imprisoned, and/or executed for premeditated murder, and the answer will be "NO!" Similarly, very few people who want to keep abortion legal will admit to wanting the taxpayers to fund an unlimited number of abortions for a woman who keeps getting pregnant but doesn't want any children.

Because of these realities, abortion isn't in the forefront of the minds of most Americans. In scores of national polls where voters are asked what the most important political issues are in America, abortion currently ranks around 14th place. REVERSING ROE might have you believe otherwise.
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10/10
I learned a lot
mariamakesmusic20 January 2019
Warning: Spoilers
I learned a lot about how elections are won in the USA and learned that keeping this issue in a deadlock position is exactly what both liberals and democrats want in that country. It keeps people voting. I learned that ignorance which drives prejudice and discrimination isn't just cured by education. Because even when you educate people about the science and medicine around this issue there are still people who choose to believe it's perfectly ok to polarize and politicize something. This issue isn't at all about the best interests for human choice or life. This issue is about the political gain and loss of social groups at the expense of human dignity and freedom.
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10/10
The land of the free!
alinsplice14 September 2018
"The land of the free!" , "Greatest country in the world!" .... yeah right. You have less rights than an eastern european ex comunist country. All it takes is religion and political interests. You don't even need outside enemies. Your future is so bright!
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5/10
Excellent production values, but not very even handed
tom_burns-119 September 2018
This is a slick and very watchable documentary about the history of the abortion debate in America. The discussion of the history of abortion in America before Roe v. Wade is particularly well done.

Sadly, the rest of the film is more propaganda for one side (see if you can guess which) than it is an even handed exploration of both sides of the argument. In fact, in this sense I believe it is a perfect reflection of today's political climate, neither side is willing to admit that the other side has a valid point on any salient issue.

While both sides are represented, the only "Pro Life" interviews that are presented are from those who are for outright banning of the practice and approach the subject from a purely religious perspective.

Both religious and secular arguments are presented for the "Pro Choice" side.

In summary, we saw many well-reasoned and even nuanced interviews with "Pro Choice" people, but interviews with "Pro Life" supporters were limited to the most extreme and religious supporters.

Where are the discussions with those who would limit abortion rather than abolish it absolutely?

Where are the discussions with abortion foes who do not take all of their direction from The Bible?

I believe that the film makers made a good effort to present both sides of the argument. Sadly, the film maker's impressions of those who oppose abortion appear to be simplistic and are only a very small part of the story.
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1/10
SPIN!
mbgrafix-483-75856820 September 2018
This film pretends to be a documentary presenting the abortion argument in a factual manner, however it spins so far left that it should not qualify as a documentary at all...but rather it is nothing more than thinly veiled, pro-abortion propaganda.
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7/10
History
bsmyth-11 October 2018
The documentary is lacking in showing history of the abortion debate prior to 1900. This is because there was NO ABORTION DEBATE prior to 1900. Abortion was safe and legal, and NO ONE CARED. This should have bee presented.
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1/10
Hardly even an attempt to be unbiased.
rosemarymcglone17 September 2018
No interviews from Doctors who are against abortions and why. In fact no medical experts or scientists at all from the pro-life side. No mention at all of the rates of suicide, anxiety and mental health issues amongst woman who have had one or more abortions and how trying to lower the abortion limit will have positive impact on women's health. No mention of the multi-billion dollar profits that the abortion providers make each year and how they target minority areas and poor areas. The pie-chart that took centre stage and talked about how only 1% of abortions took place after 24 weeks failed to talk numbers - since roe v Wade that's 1% of 56 million, no small number. Ridiculously biased.
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4/10
Biased beyond belief
redwinger2001-617-7323723 November 2018
This documentary is so obviously biased that I see it as a political hit piece by the left. Once again painting conservatives as religious nut jobs and white bigoted men. This is why there is not a serious discussion to be had on abortion. The left will do whatever it takes to make the right look like the ones in the wrong.
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3/10
Pretty disappointed
wdexkin29 September 2018
Was really hoping for both sides to have fair representation, but the filmmaker's biases became pretty obvious 30 minutes into the film. Enjoyed the historical parts, and it's obviously a well put together film, but in terms of being a great documentary, this film falls short. Too many loose facts, too little representation from females and doctors on the pro-life side, and really obvious agendas makes for this film to be less of a documentary and more of a propaganda piece. All in all, pretty disappointed...could've been much better.
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5/10
Bias
fmwongmd20 January 2019
The result is biased journalism showcasing Wendy Davis and portraying her as a heroine. Not good!
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3/10
Don't Misunderstand
dolphinfish19 September 2018
Any lawyer without a dog in the fight will tell you that R v Wade is legal garbage. The Supremes at the time wanted it, so they made it happen. The judge can always find a way, and Roe was the ultimate example of judicial activism. That fact, the imposition of something without constitutional sanction by people controlling the levers of office, is the single most salient point of the whole abortion debate, and it goes completely unaddressed in this film. With that in mind, there can be little doubt that the movie is pro-abortion. Add to that the fact that the pro-abortionists are presented as the reasonable default and you are not going to like this film if you have any conscience over the issue of abortion.
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1/10
I wish I could vote zero stars.
robinisawesome13 December 2018
Nice if you like murdered babies. These old liberal women talking like they are so in love with the subject. I haven't heard the adoption option. The most innocent life in the plant treated like trash . If it has a heart beat it's a life .thisisso upsetting .im shutting it off and praying nobody else will watch this garbage .
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1/10
Reversing Roe? Are the facts, Stupid.
machinefashion17 September 2018
Overall, Reversing Roe do a terrible job of reviewing the American abortion wars. The bias of the documentarians is clear, which is to be expected, but they obviously tried to minimize it to some degree by interviewing several articulate pro-life activists and attempting to present pro-life strategies in a very bad way.
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1/10
FAKE NEWS!
redichange2 December 2018
Another attempt of the left to self-sooth with words like pro-choice & woman's rights!! When Roe V. Wade was passed, most people were in the dark about the truth!! Modern technology is changing a generations mind about what's really going on inside the womb of a woman. And If you've seen a sonogram, or watched an abortion video, and you still say it's a woman's choice...then you might as well kill anyone that becomes an inconvenience to you, because no matter how you dress it up, Abortion IS murder!!
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2/10
Pro-choice propaganda
tammylaver16 October 2018
This is not an unbias view of both sides as it claims to be. It's just another disapointing, color between the lines, serving up the moderate liberal preconceptions.
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1/10
Misrepresents the Pro-Life movement
robles-o23 January 2019
If you are pro coice and want to confirm your bias this is for you but if you want the truth about both sides of the argument please look elsewhere.
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1/10
One sided
daviddwatson12730 September 2018
Terrible documentary and it's unfortunate. Only one side of the argument was pounded into the narrative. The pro life movement is made to look like a bunch of idiots, driven only by males. Not one woman was highlighted as being pro life. Sick and disgusting documentary that i'm Happy I watched so I can tell my friends not to!
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10/10
Are we really civilized???
owjan17 August 2019
I am a sexist guy but before that I am a freedom supporter. It's women bodies and only women decide what to do with their bodies and what is inside it. It's unbelievable that developed countries in some aspects are way behind undeveloped.
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6/10
Reversing Roe? It's biology, stupid !!!
haightonrw16 September 2018
Personally, I am pro-abortion and pro-choice

What I dont understand is why people need it. Are there so many people who dont know anything about their own bodies? The laws of biology? We need a driver's license to drive a car. Maybe its time to issue a license to people before they start having sex/make love/procreate.
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