The Fourth Trimester - the short

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The Fourth Trimester, based on a short story by the writer / director of the Student Emmy® award-winning short of the same title, is set in the not too distant future, when the right to life has been Constitutionally redefined as beginning twenty years after conception. Subsequently made into a feature film, shot on 16mm, the full length version uses footage from the short, and was made while Michael Reed McLaughlin was still a student.

Isaac and Albert have just received their Letters of Assessment from the government.
Sent to escort Isaac Edison to his abortion, is Detention Officer Laser Drake.

Isaac and Albert

Title Card from the short film

Laser Drake

In a moment of epiphany, Isaac suddenly sees the image of a dove in his spilled Coke.
Poets.

A Dove from a puddle

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by Michael Reed McLaughlin

Isaac-Albert

Drake knows that Isaac is somewhere in the Conceptus Apartment, but Albert stands fast.

Laser Drake and Albert

What does it mean if They pick the "right one."

Isaac is an artist after all

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Sent to escort Isaac Edison to his abortion, is Detention Officer Laser Drake.