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South Dakota: A Woman's Right to Choose Is Not That Neutral

"Neutral" Abortion Documentary Popular Among Pro-Lifers

Between Juno and Knocked Up, we know that Hollywood usually chooses life, so when I heard South Dakota: A Woman's Right to Choose promised to cover both sides of the abortion debate, I was, well, dubious but hopeful. And then, I saw the trailer.

While it certainly airs pro-choice and pro-life opinions, the trailer alone pulls your emotions towards life. One girl stares wistfully at a pregnant woman and faints when she enters the abortion clinic, while a pro-choice lawyer takes an extreme, clinical view towards choice. Fetuses are parasites she says, because they cannot survive without the host.

The plot weakened when the LA Times reported the "dramumentary" (its director's words) is promoted by the same marketing company as Mel Gibson's Passion of the Christ and Ben Stein's Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, which is about intelligent-design discrimination in schools. It also doesn't help that famous pro-life supporters like The View's Elisabeth Hasselbeck have screened the film while not one high-profile pro-choicer has to date.

Check out the trailer, and tell us what you think after the jump.

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