Each month we will
offer a list of action ideas so you can defend, honor, and celebrate Life in your churches and communities. This month, we are looking at viewing a pro-life film.
Imagine having outsiders
that do not share your culture or values impacting your healthcare decisions. Abortion supporters may quickly jump on that statement, thinking that the “outsiders” in this context are pro-life people. But in fact I am talking about abortion supporters acting through government agencies and non-profits who are forcing women in Africa to accept the “gift” of abortion and contraception—which they neither asked for nor wanted. Strings Attached
, a feature length documentary, presents the African side of the story and demonstrates how western donors often act not as saviors but as 21st
century colonizers. It’s an eye-opening film that tells a story that is too often unheard. But it also highlights a great way to advocate for Life in your church and community—using a pro-life film. In March 2019, a little movie called Unplanned
shook up theaters across the country. It was hardly promoted, but people came in droves to see this difficult but important film. It caught people’s attention in ways that a rally or speaker would not. But you don’t have to go to the movie theater to watch a pro-life film. Whether you want to watch a heart-warming story of adoption and reunion in I Lived on Parker Avenue
, an intense documentary about the connection between abortion and health risks with Hush
, or a light-hearted story about an elephant who seeks to protect tiny lives in Horton Hears a Who
, there’s a film that you can stream online or rent that can help discuss important life issues. So, look at renting or scheduling a screening of one of these pro-life films. It may open new doors for life ministry!