In Palindromes, Solondz deals head-on with one of the most contentious subjects: abortion. He was originally inspired to write his screenplay by the case of Eric Rudolph, the pro-life activist charged with the 1998 bombing of an Alabama abortion clinic. "To be an abortionist today in the States is, to my mind, very heroic," Solondz says. "Who wants to put their lives on the line? You get assassinated, there are bombs in the clinics. There are so many other easier ways to make a living. You put yourself in a very vulnerable place if you do choose that calling."
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