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‘October Baby’ Brings Message of Forgiveness, Dignity of Life to Theaters
LiveAction.org ^ | 10/11/11 | Lisa Graas

Posted on 10/13/2011 8:15:23 AM PDT by rhema

In October, a new film will be released in theaters in Alabama and Mississippi that may serve to change many hearts and minds on the issue of abortion. October Baby tells the story of Hannah, a college freshman who discovers that she was adopted and is a survivor of a failed abortion attempt. Hannah sets out on a journey to find her birth mother and learns many lessons in the process, including a powerful lesson about forgiveness.

October Baby will eventually be released nationwide, but the initial release in Alabama and Mississippi comes with an added bonus. In November, Mississippi voters will consider Amendment 26, an amendment to their state constitution which would acknowledge the personhood of every unborn child. The release date is no accident. Directors John and Andrew Erwin are strongly pro-life and hope that their film will help to bring the pro-life message to Mississippi in a powerful way as voters consider this issue. They have also committed to giving ten percent of the film’s proceeds to organizations that help women in crisis pregnancy situations.

Gianna Jessen, abortion survivor and pro-life speaker, is among the film’s strongest vocal supporters. She writes on her Facebook page:

I am so grateful. Finally, joy without sorrow is coming.

If you are interested in finding out when October Baby will be shown in your area, you can sign up for email updates on the October Baby website. October Baby also has a Facebook page where visitors can read reviews from those who have been fortunate enough to see this film.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Alabama; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: abortion; octoberbaby; prolife

1 posted on 10/13/2011 8:15:29 AM PDT by rhema
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To: Caleb1411; wagglebee; Salvation; cpforlife.org; MHGinTN
October Baby stories
2 posted on 10/13/2011 8:24:48 AM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: rhema

Wow...wasn’t quite ready for that...


3 posted on 10/13/2011 8:38:24 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: rhema
Isn't it amazing how the Creator allows His light to shine through the darkness?

His light can penetrate the most complicated and seemingly imprenetrable circumstances. Perhaps this story comes at a time when it is most needed.

In America, all our constitutional protections rest on the Founders' premise that all human beings are "endowed by their Creator" with rights to both life and the liberty to "pursue happiness." That is the sole reason those rights are deemed unalienable--because they are derived, not from another human being, not from a government, not even from the mother, but from God.

"The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time: the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them." - Thomas Jefferson

That understanding underlies every other consideration embodied in our Declaration of Independence and Constitution. It is the very basis of our rights to life, liberty, and laws to protect them.

Since the 1970's, technological advances have enabled us to observe God's tiniest creations in the womb. We no longer have an excuse for imagining that these are blobs of tissue labeled "fetuses." They are living babies who will have life and liberty if we do not "destroy" them.

At the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC on February 3, 1994, Mother Teresa stated: “And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another?"

Indeed, if we cannot protect the life and liberty of these smallest versions of ourselves, even with their so-called "imperfections," then Mother Teresa's words take on significant meaning.

4 posted on 10/13/2011 9:59:15 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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The bane of the abortion apostles' and abortion peddlers' existence is the readily accessible truth about unborn babies that so many women are witnessing.
5 posted on 10/14/2011 6:01:26 AM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: rhema
It was released to theaters last Friday.

Need to get this thread active again! There is some good information in it now that the movie is in theaters!

6 posted on 03/30/2012 6:39:31 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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Appears that the movie is opening on more theaters in the coming weeks!

Some movies open at less theaters each week -- this one appears to have a much longer list of theaters now and theaters that it is waiting to open at.

7 posted on 03/30/2012 6:42:11 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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Saw it yesterday with my family. What a powerful story and movie. Shari Rigby (who plays the birth mother) tells her real-life story during the closing credits of a similar circumstance in her life. [On the website click on the picture "October Baby stories: Shari's story."]
8 posted on 03/31/2012 5:05:14 AM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: rhema; cpforlife.org; Salvation; MHGinTN; wagglebee; Caleb1411
The Dove Foundation website reviews "family movies". It gave this movie "5 doves".

Go to the link:

Dove Foundation Movie Review of October Baby

9 posted on 04/03/2012 10:16:32 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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