"South Dakota: A woman's right to chose" isn't in theaters yet, but it has riveted audiences at a series of screenings in California.
Bruce Isacson, director of "South Dakota," began with the idea of making a documentary on the subject of abortion. However, Isacson knew that he couldn't reach large numbers of people with the documentary genre. Historically, he notes on the movie's website, "documentaries draw small audiences, so my passion to bring clear understanding of the subject stirred me to dramatize two personal true-life stories from the documentary that would represent both sides of the issue."
The result is a movie that dramatizes the stories of two teenage girls who become pregnant unexpectedly. Interspersed with the action are interviews and sound clips of various pro-abortion and pro-life advocates. Featured pro-abortion figures are: Gloria Allred, Alexander Sanger, Peter Singer, Lee Silver and Dr. Wendy Savage. Pro-life commentary is offered by Prof. Robert George, Bill Hurlbut, the former abortion doctor Bernard Nathanson and Michael Schwartz