Live Action’s videos have played a powerful role for years in changing hearts and minds about abortion. The human rights organization’s videos have (as of the end of 2021) reached a collective, lifetime total of 1.5 billion views, and the videos created by the Live Action video team this year were some of the most impactful, powerful, and moving videos from Live Action to date.
The Baby Olivia project is Live Action’s most innovative video yet, utilizing the skills and knowledge of world-class visual artists and medical experts to create a medically accurate and stunningly detailed animated representation of a child growing inside the womb. The computer-generated 3D animation uses motion capture technology of real human movement, revealing the undeniable humanity of preborn children.
The video depicts baby Olivia’s journey from fertilization to birth, including her first heartbeat at 22 days after fertilization. She can be seen bouncing around the womb at 11 weeks and responding to light at 27 weeks. From hiccups to strong kicks, Olivia is educating viewers on the truth about human development in the womb.
Live Action’s 2363 video is part of Live Action’s nationwide 2363 campaign, which placed pro-life ads throughout major newspapers and on billboards and buses from Santa Monica to Washington D.C. to New York City. Those ads led viewers to the 2363 website which featured the video “Where Are Our Children? What is 2363?” The campaign was created to raise awareness of the fact that 2,363 abortions are committed in the United States every day.
The video has the power to change hearts and minds concerning abortion. According to a national survey, after watching the 2363 video, the number of people who categorized their position as “abortion should never be legal” jumped 11%. In addition, 62% of viewers said they now view abortion more negatively, and the number of people who said abortion should be legal at any time during pregnancy dropped from 13% to 6%.
Satire meets reality in Live Action’s #ProChoiceMen video. Though abortion advocates center their debate around women, the truth is that abortion was promoted by men and legalized by men. Though many men are left out of a woman’s decision to abort altogether and later suffer as a result, in many other cases, legal abortion allows irresponsible and selfish men to avoid paying child support and taking care of a family.
“Abortion rights are pro-choice men’s rights,” the men in the video state. It also points out the obvious ways that abortion benefits self-centered men:
- “It’s ‘Her body, and her choice’ … so don’t be asking me for anything. And look, I’m a caring guy. If I get a girl pregnant and then abandon her, I don’t want to leave her alone with a kid. Especially if she might chase me down for child support.”
- “I deserve to be free from any responsibility for some girl I get pregnant.”
- “I deserve to enjoy sex without commitment, marriage, or parenthood.”
Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization
Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization is the first major abortion-related case to go before the Supreme Court since the 1990s. It has the potential to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion throughout the nation. The case centers around Mississippi’s Gestational Age Act, which restricts abortion to the first 15 weeks of pregnancy.
Live Action’s video regarding the case educates viewers on the law, on life inside the womb at 15 weeks, and on how an abortion is carried out at this point in pregnancy. During a D&E abortion procedure, the preborn child is literally dismembered, as the abortionist tears her arms and legs from her torso before crushing her skull. The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on December 1, and is expected to hand down its decision next June.
Michael was born prematurely at 33 weeks and received an extremely rare diagnosis shortly after birth — the genetic mutation 15q13.3. He isn’t expected to ever walk or talk, he uses a feeding tube, and he is non-verbal and visually impaired. People have asked his parents if they had undergone tests during pregnancy that could have told them that Michael had this genetic mutation. “Almost like they’re trying to make an excuse for why we should have this baby,” said his father James.
But Michael’s family calls him a miracle.
“When he laughs, there’s no way that you don’t melt when you hear this kid laugh,” said James. “Michael’s never made a mistake. I’ve made plenty of mistakes. I’ve made plenty of mistakes today, but Michael’s never made a mistake so Michael can’t be considered a mistake. God’s got a plan for Michael and it’s been working out pretty well for him. I couldn’t imagine not giving him a chance to fulfill that plan.”
Live Action’s videos are a force in the pro-life movement, helping to inspire those who consider themselves “pro-choice” to realize the humanity of preborn children and the horrors of abortion. Subscribe to Live Action on YouTube to see these videos and the new videos to come in 2022.
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