Mark your calendars for March 23. That’s when a new movie, October Baby, will hit movie screens. I was able to preview the film last week and I suggest you go see this one in the theater. I’ll be up front, it is a strong pro-life movie dealing head-on with abortion. But it was powerful and compelling, without being preachy. The message comes through loud and clear, but in a way that stirred my soul (yes, yes…I cried like 4 times — it was intense). And ultimately, the message is hopeful.
It’s exactly the kind of thing the pro-life movement needs more of to make a compelling argument in the broader culture. It raises important questions like:
- Are there morally significant differences between an unborn baby and a newborn child?
- Are there significant consequences for the mother who aborts her baby?
- Is there hope and redemption for women who have had abortions?
- How can adoption assist our pro-life efforts?
So take your friends, take your wife, take your kids (my 9 & 10 year old watched it with me), take your youth group, take some students, take whoever you can get to go with you and see October Baby on opening weekend.