Reversing Roe (2018)
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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.