A Roe v Wade movie in the works

The US Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision struck down all laws against live baby dismemberment in the United State (January 22, 1973). In subsequent years, the careful planning by abortion advocates vs the constant naivete and tone deafness of the pro-lifers – and the complicity of politicians – have begun to come to light. Lots of material there, if handled properly.

From Lauretta Brown at Townhall:

The movie also follows the story of Dr. Mildred Jefferson, the first African American woman to graduate from Harvard medical school, who ended up being the second president of National Right to Life. Loeb says Jefferson’s opposition to abortion came from taking the Hippocratic Oath as a doctor to save lives not to kill them but also her belief that “abortion was the number one killer of African Americans in our country.”

Jefferson’s efforts clash with Margaret Sanger’s infamous “Negro Project.” Loeb says the movie opens with Sanger’s speech at a Ku Klux Klan meeting, in which she details her efforts to reduce the population of African-Americans.

The story has not been an easy one to tell. Loeb spoke of the many obstacles he’s faced in making the film, including Facebook briefly banning them from sharing the crowdfunding link and from advertising. More.

Reality check: Crowdfunded indie films like this, which have never been as easy to make, could – provided they’re watchable – put another dent in Hollywood; in this case, a dent it didn’t just put in itself.

It’s a nice thought: Hollywood screaming its guts out at Trump while the public watches films that are the polar opposite of its Shout Your Abortion values.

See also: Why it matters that entertainment journalists helped hide Weinstein’s sex assaults. It only matters now because Hollywood has been going downhill for years. It’s out of touch. Who cares about the political opinions of conspirazoids who don’t understand why the working class they are supposed to relate to elected Trump?

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