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PBS slapped for promoting late term abortion in Labor Day documentary

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The Public Broadcasting System is under fire for planning a Labor Day airing of a documentary that promotes late term abortion and was used to fight a ballot initiative to ban the procedure in New Mexico.

“Would PBS ever run a puff piece that was funded by the KKK in order to sanitize and normalize racism?” said Judie Brown, president of the American Life League. “Shame on PBS! This has no business airing on a publicly funded network,” she added.

The network, which receives 15 percent of its budget from taxpayers, is featuring the documentary “After Tiller,” about the nation’s four remaining late term abortion doctors following the 2009 assassination of Dr. George Tiller in Wichita, Kansas.

It describes the threats they face from abortion critics and also reasons why women seek the procedure. The film will be on the PBS feature “POV, Documentaries with a point of view.”

In the documentary, one doctor says, “I can’t retire, my God. They’re aren’t enough of us.”

PBS had no comment on the criticism from American Life League, which wants network to cancel the airing of “After Tiller.”

Brown said that the film is “nothing short of pure propaganda intended to demonize the entire pro-life movement and drum up support for late-term abortion.”

The film is part of a campaign to explain the procedure, convince the nation to accept it, and support medical schools that are expanding abortion training.

Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at pbedard@washingtonexaminer.com.