Irreplaceable: Don’t Miss It!

What are you doing on Tuesday, May 6th?

Consider taking a trip to your local movie theater to see Focus on the Family’s “Irreplaceable,” which will be in 700+ theaters nationwide for a one-night event.

Irreplaceable is a powerful documentary on the state of the family in our society, and how this impacts each of us, personally. The filmmakers include academic research as well as many poignant personal interviews. While acknowledging the depth of wounded-ness (culturally and personally) in these areas, the viewer is still left with tremendous hope. In the words of one of the filmmakers, “It is better to be a redeemed family than a perfect family.”

More information and tickets can be found at IrreplaceableTheMovie.com.

Below is just one of the thought-provoking clips on society’s commodification of babies and children.

 

You won’t want to miss it!  And bring a friend – it’s a powerful way to impact our culture. 

Making Gosnell a Household Name

How many Americans recognize the faces and names of notorious murderers?

A lot.

How many Americans recognize the face and/or name of abortionist Kermit Gosnell?

Hardly any. 

See for yourself:

Filmmakers Phelim and Ann McAleer are seeking to change that (Phelim conducted the “man-on-the-street interviews above).  They recently announced a historic crowdfunding campaign to raise the capital to produce a movie on “America’s biggest serial killer, abortionist Kermit Gosnell and the media cover-up.”

For those who are unfamiliar with crowd-funding, it’s the process by which individual supporters can donate to a project to see it to fruition, similar to donating to a political campaign or non-profit organization.  So whether you can donate $1, $100 or $1000, you too can provide financial support to make this movie happen, and to get the truth out to the world about the evil deeds of Kermit Gosnell.

On Tuesday, April 22nd, Phelim joined a Bloggers Briefing at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. to talk about the project and provide an update on funding.  Interestingly, while he and his wife are now in the filmmaking business, Phelim started out his career as a crime reporter in North Ireland.  That background led him to a court room in Philadelphia last year to check out the trial of abortionist Gosnell.

McAleer was completely shocked that the courtroom was virtually empty, and the story was nearly devoid of coverage, except for pro-lifers. 

That’s the motivation behind this campaign and film – to make Gosnell a household name.  Social media helped during the trial last year, but there is still widespread ignorance of the story.  By donating to the Gosnell Movie, and encouraging your friends and family to do, you can play a small part in bringing this story to national attention.

More importantly – when people are confronted with the reality of post-birth, partial-birth, and late term abortion, they are forced to grapple with the evil of abortion.  The McAleer’s story exposing Gosnell will do just that, and thus the film could be very influential in impacting our culture for life. 

Don’t forget that you can help – check out and share GosnellMovie.Com.

Teachable Moment from the Bumpies

The language used in a recent blog post by the First Lady Michelle Obama on “The Bump,” a pregnancy resource website for expecting moms reveals the hypocrisy of abortion proponents – they acknowledge that an unborn baby is just that – a developing human!  (Well, except for Cecile Richards who has no understanding of science and when life begins.)  Even more frustrating, the blog post on the very “pro-baby” website touts a system that funds the destruction of developing babies through abortion.*  

Some of the phrases that the First Lady uses in talking about her pregnancy experience:

“expecting our first daughter”

“panic at the prospect of bringing this little person into the world”

“our little girl”

“when your baby is born”

The First Lady’s comments are very sweet, and while we may disagree about her husband’s politics and policy, it seems that the First Lady is a wonderful mom.  Even a recent article from the conservative website, The Federalist, talks about “5 Ways Michelle Obama is a Great First Lady.”  The fact that she prioritizes family over her First Lady duties is commendable.

However, her aforementioned phrases – and so many other references to pregnancy in the popular culture – prove the point that technically, everyone is pro-life – when it comes to expected or wanted pregnancies.

Be on the look-out for these references – in the news, on TV, in the movies, in celebrity gossip.  They can offer a “teachable moment” to share the truth with a friend and graciously point out how it’s not only wrong, but it’s discriminatory to support abortion just because a pregnancy is “unexpected or unwanted.”  Those babies develop exactly the same as those whose parents desire children!

In fact, the Bump blog has some fantastic resources on fetal development.  Prospective moms can enter their due date and track the growth of their baby.  Another great resource that you can share with a friend who needs to be convinced of the humanity of unborn babies is the Endowment for Human Development – take a few minutes on this site to familiarize yourself with the amazing stages of human development in the womb.  One by one we can change the culture until every baby – whether expected or not – is welcomed into this world. 

*HHS Secretary Sebelius has repeatedly avoided providing a list of health care plans that do not provide abortion funding under the “Affordable Care Act,” or Obamacare, presumably because she cannot.