On the day after the 35th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, it’s worth noting that there has been a run recently of movies coming out of Hollywood featuring a pro-life message. Not that they were made for that reason (don’t worry, Hollywood is in no danger of taking a hard turn to the right), but they all feature women deciding to keep their unborn babies rather than aborting them. This article from Christianity Today takes a look at the “trend.”
The movies range from R-rated to family-friendly fare, and although I haven’t seen any of them, at least a couple look to be worth watching. One of them, Juno (about a teenager who decides to give her baby up for adoption after visiting an abortion clinic), was just nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture.
Here’s the final line of the article, which is worth reading (otherwise, why would I post about it, right?):
Whatever is driving Hollywood’s writers and filmmakers, it’s good to see more movies affirming the sanctity of life. And there’s no denying the power of cinema to change lives—and maybe even to save them … including the unborn.
Affirming life is a great topic for movies. Abortion ain’t. Why not? Because even abortion-rights advocates recognize that a movie about killing a “fetus” won’t attract too many movie-goers. It’s not affirming — it’s depressing and destroying.
And there’s no reason for that unless the fetus has a meaning greater than just a bunch of cells clumped together. It’s called life.