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      On Hostile Ground

      2001 1h 13m Documentary List
      50% Tomatometer 6 Reviews Filmmaker Liz Merman explores the lives and practices of two doctors and a nurse who have dedicated their careers to providing women with the option to have an abortion if they so choose. Merman recounts the 1998 murder of a physician who also performed such operations, and delves into the motivation behind the subjects' willingness to risk life and limb to offer a service some Americans decry. The participants detail the sometimes violent opposition they face from pro-life advocates. Read More Read Less

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      Dave Kehr New York Times Rated: 3.5/5 Apr 20, 2001 Full Review Film Threat Rated: 1.5/5 Dec 6, 2005 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Aug 22, 2005 Full Review Film Threat Rated: 1.5/5 Dec 8, 2002 Full Review Maria Garcia Film Journal International Regardless of its flaws, On Hostile Ground makes an important statement about the dangers abortion providers and their families continue to face. Apr 30, 2001 Full Review Rachel Gordon Filmcritic.com Rated: 3/5 Apr 20, 2001 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Filmmaker Liz Merman explores the lives and practices of two doctors and a nurse who have dedicated their careers to providing women with the option to have an abortion if they so choose. Merman recounts the 1998 murder of a physician who also performed such operations, and delves into the motivation behind the subjects' willingness to risk life and limb to offer a service some Americans decry. The participants detail the sometimes violent opposition they face from pro-life advocates.
      Director
      Liz Mermin, Jenny Raskin
      Producer
      Liz Mermin, Jenny Raskin, Catherine Gund
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $2.6K
      Runtime
      1h 13m