Jack E. Kemp

Recently conservative journalists, such as Brent Bozell, have written articles in praise of the anti-abortion movie "October Baby," in which a young woman, Hannah, finds out during an investigation of an illness that she was actually born as a result of a botched abortion attempt. It is also the first time she hears that she is adopted. Hannah then goes off on a quest to find her birth parents hundreds of miles away from her home. Jasmine Guy gave a great performance as the nurse who first worked at the abortion clinic and later on helped the mother get to a hospital for the birth. The young woman, played by a  newcomer named Rachel Hendrix did a fine job as well. The liberal media critics vilified this film. You can see at America Online's Moviephone page a common phenomenon in many non-political films also happening with "October Baby," but for different reasons. The critics hated it (only 34 percent approved) while the audiences liked it (67 percent approved). http://www.moviefone.com/movie/october-baby/10070838/main

One of the most dramatic scenes in the movie - without giving too much away - was the birth mother, now a lawyer,  breaking down and crying alone in her fancy office. The acting was amazing. But during the final credits, there was an unusual last minute revelation where the actress playing the birth mother appears on screen to say that when she got the script, it mirrored her life, as she had a secret abortion many years ago while working in a law office. She felt this was a sign that it was time for her to openly admit what she had previously told only a few people - and to grieve over the loss of her child. She says that she was not acting on camera and her tears were real.

This film won the Grand Jury Prize at the Red Rock Film Festival for Best Fiction Feature. Although obvioulsy pro-Life, it isn't as "preachy" as one might expect, just telling the human story of a confused and troubled young woman whose world is turned upside down by the late teenage discovery that she was adopted and why. There is a scene where Hannah discusses her situation briefly at the nearest house of worship (not her Baptist faith) with a priest.

I urge all to see "October Baby" either in its limited run now or on DVD later. It is a moving story.

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Comment by Dennis on March 31, 2012 at 7:32pm

I went to see the movie today and it was a very good movie.  I had heard it was somewhat a tear jerker and it was.  But for me it showed me that abortion is an evil thing!  I knew this already but watching October Baby really showed the horrors of it (especially when it goes wrong).  All I can say to you pro choice idiots I defended your right to choose for over 20 years but I don't have to like it or agree with it!!!!  I think sending a few of the pro choice people in to see this may have a very positive affect in seeing how horrible abortion really is!!!!!

Comment by Katie Baker on March 30, 2012 at 8:45pm

Comment by Roland C. Cartier Jr on March 30, 2012 at 5:59pm

 I already saw that video of her presenting her case in Aussie Country. She's an inspiration to all women I'm sure.

Comment by Katie Baker on March 30, 2012 at 4:49pm

We saw the movie and I practically had to drag my husband there ... he thought it was going to be one of those "girly flicks."  However, even my big, burly honey was laughing and oh, yes, crying along with the rest of the audience numerous times during the movie.  However, as the film came to a close and they did the interview with actress Shari Rigby, who played Hannah's mother, even those who had started to leave sat back down and watched her testimony.  Again, not a dry eye in the theatre.  Rigby stated that for her, playing this part brought her final healing and realization that God has forgiven her.

Jake is now talking to all his friends and urging them to go and see "October Baby."  This is one film you do not want to miss.

Comment by Mary Olbersen on March 30, 2012 at 4:41pm

@ furtunateson  Thank you so much.  What a powerful speaker, and she covered it all so well.  I'm happy that she addressed men and called them out.  Too many women / young girls make their decision without any regard for the father's choice.  I'm sending the link along, and I know that it will go on from there.  God bless you, fortunateson, for bringing this to us.

Comment by karen mcmichael on March 30, 2012 at 4:22pm

I watched this movie with my 12 year old niece. We were both amazed at how great the movie was. The message given in a beautiful way the horrors of abortion. The music was excellent and the acting. Too bad more movies in Hollywood aren't just good stories without foul language and so much nudity. This one proves that you can stay engrossed and riveted without it being rated R.

Comment by Mary Olbersen on March 30, 2012 at 3:39pm

Jack, I agree with you completely. Saw it last Sunday and loved it.  So well done, and I was pleased to see groups of teens and young adults in line for tickets.  I talk a lot, and I'm telling everyone I know about it.  When the DVD comes out, I'll be sending some out to friends who miss the theater run.  (So many "critics" don't know a good thing when it's right in front of their face.)  Praying for open minds and hearts for all who see it.

Comment by Consuelo Helbling on March 30, 2012 at 2:52pm

Can't wait to see it. Of course the Liberals hate it...


This will help you to understand the liberal mind...yes they are missing s gene...the God gene.


Comment by American Infidel on March 30, 2012 at 2:25pm

We are going to see it this Sunday after church. Can't wait! Love the Gianna Jessen story!

Comment by Mary Creekmore on March 30, 2012 at 1:02pm

Going to see it tomorrow!  Can't wait!


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