UPDATE, 3/12, 9:30p: LifeSiteNews.com has more insights on Killing Girls:

Killing Girls has also been my most difficult film to produce, mainly because it was next to impossible to find finance,” said Ireland-born producer and director David Kinsella. “Everybody was telling me that I could not show this or that! … I was being suffocated by all the negative criticism towards our film. So I decided to make a film straight from my heart and soul and forget all the negative reactions.
“At times I felt totally helpless during the filming, the screaming from the hospital are tattooed on my soul, the sound of a baby crying during the abortion,” he said. “I was totally shocked.”…
Anna Sirota, script writer and narrator of Killing Girls, said she too was shocked “not just because this was so painful and cruel, but also because I could not understand how easy it is to give and to take lives, how mechanical the whole abortion process looks.”
Sirota has given birth to one daughter and had four abortions.
“The project started to become an obsession. Maybe I was trying ‘to excuse’ away my sins… I still have no answers,” she said.


A documentary about late-term abortions in Russia, 7 years in the making, has just been released. [JLS note: I have been watching for this film for a year.]
Killing Girls has already been nominated for best documentary film in 3 European film festivals and through the wonders of technology is available to download online for $14.99, which I did last weekend. (DVD is also available for $22.99.) Here’s the trailer:

The primary setting of Killing Girls is the Center for Family Planning and Reproduction in St Petersburg, a large, old hospital where babies are delivered on one floor and aborted on the next. Mothers recover together….

Late-term abortions are common in Russia. In a country where the film tells us 80% of women abort an average of two to 10 times, older girls tell younger girls to wait until after 20 weeks to abort because, they say, it is better for the female body to have an induced abortion than surgical abortion. The girls worry about becoming sterile. Very messed up. This despite the fact abortions are free up to 12 weeks.
Killing Girls tracks the labor-induction abortions of several teens. The name of the movie is a play on words, because as Irish director David Kinsella wrote me, “All the girls I filmed gave birth to girls.” By “gave birth” Kinsella meant aborting by labor induction, except one who changed her mind and went on to deliver a full-term girl….
Because these were labor-induction abortions, I asked Kinsella if any babies survived….

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