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In Brief: Live Free or Die

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Not for the squeamish, Live Free or Die (Tuesday, September 26, 10 to 11 p.m.; Channel 13) is an especially scary installment of the "P.O.V." independent documentary series. Filmmakers Marion Lipschutz and Rose Rosenblatt spent months following the story of Dr. Wayne Goldner, a Bedford, New Hampshire, obstetrician and gynecologist whose willingness to perform abortions has made him the target of Right to Life pickets, hate mail, and threats of physical violence to his family. The angry picketers also got him dismissed from his job at a local middle school, where he was teaching a course in abstinence-based sex education. It's not that the community itself is anti-choice. But the parents are afraid that their children will be harmed in confrontations outside, and everybody else just wants the problem to move to some other town, never mind medical emergencies, the Supreme Court, common sense, and common decency.


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