The seemingly sleepy intersection of Delaware Ave. and 12th St. in Fort Pierce, Fla. is ground zero for the abortion rights battle raging in America. On one corner stands an abortion clinic; across the street is the Pregnancy Care Center, a pro-life outpost dedicated to heading off abortion seekers at the pass.
12th and Delaware, a documentary showing tonight on HBO at 9pm ET, provides a compelling, fly-on-the-wall view of the ideological trench warfare that takes place daily at this crossroads, where women struggle to deal with unwanted pregnancy. 12th and Delaware was directed by Oscar nominees Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady (for Jesus Camp).
Be sure to check out this week’s episode of Reality Cast, our weekly podcast, in which host Amanda Marcotte interviews director Rachel Grady. The interview begins at about nine minutes into the podcast.
Also check out Charlotte Taft’s reaction to the documentary and her stories about running and abortion clinic in Dallas in the 1980’s.
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The trailer for 12th and Delaware: