Washington D.C., Sep 22, 2018 / 03:26 am
A new Netflix documentary claims to show both sides of the abortion debate in the U.S., but pro-life advocates say the film depicts old stereotypes and ignores the many women leading the modern pro-life movement.
"In so many cases, it is women who are at the forefront of the movement to value and protect every human life. Sadly, that fact was left out of the documentary," said Jeanne Mancini, president of the March for Life.
"Had it been included, viewers would have been given the chance to see that the pro-life movement is fundamentally pro-women, because every abortion harms both mother and unborn child," she said in a statement to CNA.
According to Netflix, the new documentary "Reversing Roe" seeks to offer "candid and riveting interviews with key figures from both sides of the divide" over abortion. Created by filmmakers Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg, a major focus of the film is the historical development of today's polarized political views on abortion in the U.S. The movie premiered on September 13.