“To Be Born” – a 14-minute film

“To Be Born” – a 14-minute film

by Ann Bailey

“The only way to end abortion is to change popular culture,” insists my astute 20-year-old daughter.  My question is “How exactly do you do that?”  You have to be “hip and cool” to impact popular culture – which I have to say is a difficult, if not impossible task, for those of us who have lived out our long lives as part of the pro-life movement.

A new short film is one group’s effort to deliver a pro-life message.  The film addresses abortion from the perspective of an aborted child.  It is jarring and disturbing and probably over sensationalized and simplistic, but I applaud the effort.  Who knows who it might reach and  lives that might save.

I’m curious to know what those of you who are “hip and cool” think.   If you don’t like the film – don’t just blast it – give us some constructive ideas of what should be done to create a culture that understands that with abortion, everyone loses.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_C-jBMOJaI&w=1280&h=720]

  • Sue Finch
    Posted at 22:16h, 07 May

    This video is a must see for all youth.. It is a truth that happens everyday, we must stand and use our voice to stop this ugly act of death against babies…

  • Jacinta Roelands
    Posted at 06:40h, 11 May

    This is a beautiful film! Yes some parts were hard to watch. Abortion is horific. Anyone thinking of an abortion or all young people should see this and more to HELP, Yes I said HELP them understand in the most real way what abortion is. Young people see violence all around them, movies, video games etc. They can handle that and more if it means an alive child. It showed the truth of what women go through when they are presured and threatened by some men to abort, all the feeling that they may feel. It put the reality of being courageous and the payback of that courage right in the face of the veiwer and I love that.

  • Shari
    Posted at 19:08h, 12 May

    How about showing adoption as an alternative? This video has a good start, but if a young woman knew that adoption could be a way to see that her baby was taken care of, and that she would still have a chance to do the things she needs to do to finish growing up, I think that would make this video even more awesome. I know a girl who chose an open adoption for her baby, and in doing that most unselfish act that she could ever do, she provided her baby with a mommy AND a daddy who were financially stable and ready and waiting for her little guy, plus she still gets to be a part of his life, as does her own mom. It’s been a wonderful arrangement for them, and she was able to actually move on with her own life, go to school and get the education that she needs to provide for herself.

  • Sherry Christensen
    Posted at 20:38h, 15 May

    To all of you frightened girls who are afraid, please watch this and reconsider your decision to have an abortion. Having a baby has its struggles, but it also has its joys, and there are options and help. But abortion will leave nothing but struggles, scars, and frightful memories. Don’t do it! Get help! it’s out there.

  • Lizzie
    Posted at 10:42h, 19 May

    It is a great video and definitely shows the right view that should be spread among the teens and adults of today. I fully support this film.

    I would now humbly like to offer some constructive criticism:

    1)I myself am of religious up-bringing and see eye-to-eye with the references to God and baptism…but many people today are not. For such a video to reach out to the entire populace, it may be better to keep such a video void of religious reference so people don’t right it off as “the cracked opinion of those crazy religious fanatics”.

    2)One of the most common comments I hear from persons not necessarily for or against abortion is “If the mother/and or father cannot afford to support a young child or if it might be born into an abusive home, then it is better that the child never lives”. It might be helpful to incorporate some of those elements in a video like the above or make another based a different situation of characters.

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