HBO Glamourizing Abortion in New Film

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By: Scott Zipperle
Posted on: August 17, 2016

HBO Glamourizing Abortion in New Film


August 16, 2016
CONTACT: Brendan Bradley

Shirley & Banister Public Affairs



Washington, D.C. – Last Friday, HBO Documentary Films released Abortion: Stories Women Tell in six U.S. cities. The film aims to shed “new light on the contentious issue with a focus not on the debate, but rather on the women themselves.”

“The production and promotion behind Abortion: Stories Women Tell is a disturbing attempt to glamourize abortion into the mainstream of American culture,” said Jeanne Mancini, President of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund. “In reality, when a woman is facing an unexpected pregnancy she might believe that abortion will ‘erase’ the life of her growing child and thereby solve her problems. But the truth is that once life is conceived it can’t be erased, only taken, and because of this countless women profoundly regret choosing abortion. Abortion advocates have moved steadily away from the mantra ‘safe, legal and rare’ to ‘unlimited, without apology, and paid for by tax dollars.’ Women will bear the emotional and physical costs of this calculated effort to try to normalize a sad, violent, and un-natural procedure. Hopefully viewers will walk away with that in mind, but equally pitting the reality of that suffering against ‘positive’ abortion stories is a dubious muddling of the truth.”

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., began as a small demonstration on January 22, 1974, the first anniversary of the now-infamous Supreme Court decisions in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton and rapidly grew to be the largest pro-life event in the world.  The peaceful demonstration that has followed on this somber anniversary every year since is a witness to the truth concerning the greatest human rights violation of our time, abortion.

Jeanne Mancini, President of the March for Life Education & Defense Fund is available for commentary. For more information, please contact Brendan Bradley at or (703) 739-5920.


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