For Immediate Release
Aug. 09, 2021
Director of External Affairs, Live Action
Live Action Partners with World-Class Animators and Medical Professionals to Create A Never Before Seen Peek Inside the Womb: “Baby Olivia”
Focus Group Results Show Baby Olivia Changing Abortion Advocates’ Minds on Abortion
Washington, D.C – Today, Live Action, a leading human rights nonprofit with the largest digital reach and engagement in the global pro-life movement, released groundbreaking animation showcasing medically accurate human development in the womb. Live Action brought together world-class animators, leading OBGYNS, and former abortionists to create the most realistic and medically accurate representation of a child developing in her mother’s womb, lovingly entitled Baby Olivia. The footage includes facts on prenatal development gathered from the database at The Endowment for Human Development, a politically neutral nonprofit organization with a mission of improving health science education and public health. The computer-generated 3D animation uses motion capture technology of real human movement, allowing this video to reveal the undeniable humanity of preborn children.
The Baby Olivia project was reviewed and authenticated by multiple medical experts, including:
Dr. David Bolender, PhD, Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy, Medical College of Wisconsin, along with Dr. Donna Harrison (AAPLOG); Dr. Tara Sander Lee (Charlotte Lozier); Dr. Katrina Furth (Charlotte Lozier); Michelle Cretella, MD, Executive Director of the American College of Pediatricians; and Jeffrey Barrows, DO, MA Ethics, Senior VP Bioethics and Public Policy.
An analysis by Vinea Research shared that 12% of viewers who were not yet pro-life moved to a pro-life position after watching Olivia. And 37% of viewers were “more pro-life” after watching, even if not self-described as pro-life.
Lila Rose, Founder and President of Live Action, responded:
“We are thrilled to announce the arrival of baby Olivia! And she’s already changing hearts and minds on abortion. As I’ve encountered hundreds of thousands of women through my work with Live Action, I’ve always been frustrated by the lack of real education on prenatal development. As a pregnant woman myself, I know the power of seeing your child on ultrasound, and I wanted to bring to life this little person developing rapidly each week! Baby Olivia gives the world a peek inside the womb never seen before. We worked with a team of amazing animators to beautifully document the details of preborn life, including heartbeat, fingernails, eyelashes, and even hiccups. As we prepare for the Supreme Court to hear a case that reconsiders Roe v. Wade’s wildly unjust legalization of abortion, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, our team is working to make sure Olivia is seen across the globe and by parents, leaders, and legislators everywhere. We know that baby Olivia is at the core of the abortion debate: will we defend her? Will we defend her constitutionally protected right to life? Baby Olivia should be shown to anyone considering abortion–in schools, at pregnancy resource centers, at churches, and in sidewalk advocacy. We can’t wait to see the impact Olivia makes.”
What Others Are Saying:
“Human dignity and value extends from conception to the grave. Preborn children and their mothers deserve to be loved and protected. Olivia is all of us.”
– Ben and Kirsten Watson, Executive Producers, “Divided Hearts of America”
“Olivia is a spectacular and medically accurate portrayal of the development of a baby girl within the womb. It is based on information from the Endowment for Human Development, a highly respected scientific source on embryology and fetal development. Olivia draws back the curtain on the womb, giving us a realistic glimpse of the baby within. As a retired Ob/Gyn, I wish this had been available for my patients. As a former abortionist, I would recommend this video to any woman contemplating abortion if she wants to be informed about what is happening inside her body before finalizing her decision.”
– Kathi A. Aultman, MD, FACOG
“Olivia is the beautiful story – based on the latest scientific research – of a child’s beginnings in her mother’s womb, from conception until birth. The attention to detail and scientific accuracy of the developing child are astounding. Sharing this life journey should open the eyes of anyone who doubts that preborn babies are real human beings, just like you and me.”
– The Charlotte Lozier Institute
Live Action is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to exposing the truth about abortion and affirming the life of every child. Live Action exists to change hearts and minds about abortion through compelling educational media, human interest stories, and investigative reporting that exposes the lies and corruption in the abortion industry. With the largest online following in the pro-life movement, Live Action’s videos and content reach millions of people every week. Find out more at http://www.liveaction.org