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On Hostile Ground

  • Release Date: Apr 06, 2001
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 30 min.
  • Genres: Biography, Culture & Society, Law & Crime, Medicine, Social Issues
  • Director:Jenny Raskin, Liz Mermin


A documentary chronicling the day-to-day lives of three abortion providers, On Hostile Ground looks intimately at the trials of their duty and how it endangers their lives. Using the 1998 murder of Buffalo doctor Barnett Slepian as an example of their endangered lives, the film depicts its subjects in the wake of Slepian's brutal death. Morris Wortman, a doctor in nearby Rochester, NY, takes to carrying a gun with him. An aging colleague, Richard Stuntz, lives In Baltimore, but travels roughly 500 miles...more