Media is an effective tool in our culture to spread the truth. Many have used this tool to create powerful films on abortion. Some are short, some are long, but all broadcast the truth about what abortion really is.
If you’ve ever wondered what is really involved in abortion, if you’ve ever asked just what this procedure does, if you’ve ever wanted more facts, if you’ve ever needed to know how to talk to others about abortion – watch these films!
Spend a few minutes, a few hours, and maybe a few dollars, and come away with the truth. It’s worth it.
1. I Was Wrong
This film includes the stories of women who admit they were wrong on abortion. They have suffered because of their own choices to abort their children – or participate in the abortions of others – and they tell their stories to save other women and children from a similar, lasting pain. You can purchase the DVD here.
Last year, CNN featured the stories of hundreds of women who regret their abortions. You can read more about that here. These women’s stories must be heard – especially by women and girls who are considering abortion today.
2. Maafa 21
Featuring many African-American leaders, this film describes how abortion targets black Americans and is a modern-day genocide against their race. From the website:
They were stolen from their homes, locked in chains and taken across an ocean. And for more than 200 years, their blood and sweat would help to build the richest and most powerful nation the world has ever known.
But when slavery ended, their welcome was over. America’s wealthy elite had decided it was time for them to disappear and they were not particular about how it might be done.
What you are about to see is that the plan these people set in motion 150 years ago is still being carried out today. So don’t think that this is history. It is not. It is happening right here, and it’s happening right now.
3. The Voice of John
Micaiah Bilger writes:
“The Voice of John” is based around the story of producer Maryann Lawhon, who as a young nurse discovered the atrocities of abortion.
It was 1977, and she was working in an obstetrics unit in another state. One day, she found a baby left to die in a dirty utility room. The staff told her to leave the baby alone, because it was an abortion. Against their instructions, she held the baby and baptized him.
“I will name you John, and I will tell the world what I saw here today,” she promised. “I will be your voice!”
As you can imagine, this film will shock you to your core, and inspire in you a passion to save these precious little ones who are discarded by so many. Purchase the full film here. Or watch an interview about the film here.
4. Except in Cases of Rape? 12 Stories of Survival
This film is filled with real-life stories of women and children who survived rape experiences. Women who were raped and chose life speak out, as well as men and women who were conceived in rape. This film is a beautiful – and utterly truthful – testimony to the amazing beauty and value of life, even in the worst of circumstances. Watch this, and you will come away convinced that life is always worth choosing and that every life – every person – deserves a chance to live.
These 12 survivors put faces, voices and stories to this issue and challenge the rape exception in a way only a survivor can.
Buy the DVD here. Below is the story of one woman who is featured in the film (though this is not a film excerpt).
5. The Silent Scream
Dr. Nathanson discusses the abortionist who agreed to allow this abortion to be filmed with ultrasound. The abortionist was quite skilled, having performed more than 10,000 abortions. We discover that the resulting ultrasound of his abortion so appalled him that he never again performed another abortion. The clip begins with an ultrasound of the fetus (girl) who is about to be aborted. The girl is moving in the womb; displays a heartbeat of 140 per minute; and is at times sucking her thumb. As the abortionist’s suction tip begins to invade the womb, the child rears and moves violently in an attempt to avoid the instrument. Her mouth is visibly open in a “silent scream.” The child’s heart rate speeds up dramatically (to 200 beats per minute) as she senses aggression. She moves violently away in a pathetic attempt to escape the instrument. The abortionist’s suction tip begins to rip the baby’s limbs from its body, ultimately leaving only her head in the uterus (too large to be pulled from the uterus in one piece). The abortionist attempts to crush her head with his forceps, allowing it to be removed. In an effort to “dehumanize” the procedure, the abortionist and anesthesiologist refer to the baby’s head as “number 1.” The abortionist crushes “number 1” with the forceps and removes it from the uterus.
6. Eclipse of Reason
This film produced by Bernard N. Nathanson, M.D. documents the intra-uterine life of a little boy at 5 months of age as seen through a fetoscope – a camera placed inside the pregnant uterus. Riveting images of a late abortion are then shown with a camera both inside and outside the uterus. Consistently verifiable statistics emphasize that this horror takes place 400 times a day in the US alone. In addition, there are deeply moving interviews with the other victims of abortion, women who have been irreparably injured by abortion, physically and psychologically.
To read more about Dr. Nathanson and his dramatic change from abortion doctor to pro-life advocate, read this article, or read “Hand of God: A Journey from Death to Life by the Abortion Doctor Who Changed His Mind.”
7. Here’s the Blood
This film, made by Live Action, is graphic – but absolutely accurate. Before any woman chooses abortion, she should see this film. Women need to be aware of what their choices actually are. It’s easy for abortion clinics to use fancy words and comforting descriptions for the “procedure,” but these words and descriptions often lack the real and complete truth that women need.
If you agree that women – and men and entire families – deserve the truth about abortion, watch Here’s the Blood. See for yourself exactly what abortion is. Then ask yourself if this is what a civilized nation should allow. Does this “procedure” respect human dignity and equal rights for all? Should mothers be allowed to do this to their children?
Watch it here. It may be hard to see, but it’s worth it.
8. The 40 Film
This film is a “documentary that takes on the heated issue of abortion in our nation.” It is historical, passionate, and filled with accurate information for women and their families. I’m terribly excited about this film, and it’s definitely classified as a “must-see”!
The 40 Film has been released for screenings in theaters but is not available on DVD yet. Watch the trailer below, and check here to find out more and keep an eye on the DVD release date.
A few more films for you to check out:
A Voice for Life – This is the incredible story of Melissa Ohden, a woman who survived an abortion.
Crescendo – This short film has garnered 11 international awards, was produced by Justin Bieber’s mother and the producers of Bella, and has been raising money for pregnancy resource centers around the nation. The trailer (and the film itself) is outstanding!
Five Awesome Pro-Life Videos of 2012. (All are free to watch within the article.)
I Want to Know You – This short film demonstrates how abortion affects women. Statistics are given in the “about” section that confirm that abortion hurts women.