Monday, September 26, 2011

180 Movie

I debated on whether or not to include this press release here. One because it is a controversial subject matter, and I do NOT want any drama here (so PLEASE, if you are going to comment, only polite, respectful, and family friendly comments are allowed. IF there are cursing, name calling, or rude/offensive comments left, I will delete them! We do not have to agree on this matter, but we do have to respect the opinions of others.), and Two, because it doesn't exactly fit my own beliefs.

You see, I am adamantly against abortion for many reasons, yet I am still pro-choice. I do not want the government or anyone else making or limiting my choices for me, and as someone who has had several miscarriages that resulted in DNC's, it is a personal issue for me. If abortions are made illegal, that will not stop them from being performed. History has proven that women who are determined to have them, will find a way to get them done, even in backroom facilities that could endanger that woman's life. While I hope and pray that women DO NOT elect to have abortions, and I will express my opinion to anyone I know who is pondering this situation, I don't think it is appropriate to force, especially legally, my religious or ethical views upon anyone.

After my last miscarriage, in which I was hemorrhaging and had to be rushed into surgery to have a DNC, I then was sent home to recuperate. A couple of days later when Nick was at work, I got a phone call from a pro-life group that had somehow obtained my private information. While they knew I had a DNC, they incorrectly thought it was an abortion, and said some pretty terrible things to me, and it devastated me. Who is anyone to judge. None of us are God, and it is not our right or privilege to cast judgment on another person.

Because I have lost multiple babies due to miscarriage, and now have three wonderful children, I cannot comprehend how abortion is the right answer for anyone. Yes, the situation might be difficult in the present, but so many parents are looking to adopt, that it just doesn't make sense to kill a baby, and if sharing this press release with the public saves just one baby's life, posting this is definitely worth it.

180 Film Turns Opinions Around Regarding Abortion

New award-winning documentary is
changing minds and saving lives

Dallas/Fort Worth, TX—What would you do if…? Thus begins the question being asked by author and film producer Ray Comfort in his new documentary,180. Titled to reflect the complete turnaround in the mindsets of all to whom the question is posed, the award-winning film shows eight pro-choice people (mostly college students) changing their stance to pro-life just moments after the question is asked in its entirety. It is Comfort’s hope that the documentary, releasing online September 26th, will go viral.

While skeptics of 180 (Living Waters Publications) say they can’t believe anyone would change his or her mind so quickly, Comfort accepts and even understands their disbelief, stating that he could hardly believe it himself when he first viewed the footage in the editing room. Initially, 180 was not the film he meant to produce. At the time, Comfort was taping interviews for a DVD to go along with a book on Hitler and the holocaust. In the course of the interviews, one question led to another, and the discussion led to abortion. Comfort explains, “It began with two male university students completely changing their minds about abortion when we asked them this one question. We realized it wouldn’t be convincing to have only males speaking on the subject, so we took to the streets, asking that one particular question, and found that six women changed their minds from pro-abortion to pro-life in a matter of seconds. It was amazing!”

Though it was not Comfort’s original intention to create a documentary specifically about the abortion issue, when he saw the direction the film was taking, he quickly recognized its potential to open the doors of discussion. “I have held up pro-life signs. I have printed pro-life literature and spoken against abortion in pulpits and in my books, but I have felt that all my efforts were almost futile—that is, up until now. In 180 we have a nation changer.”

A spokesperson for Living Waters, the production company behind the documentary, further explains the abrupt change this way: “There really isn’t that much to debunk because there is no argument against it. Its message is very powerful, eye-opening and watertight. It leaves no room for a comeback.”
Comfort adds, “Most of us know that we should be doing something to stop this horror, but the thought of protesting is a little unnerving, especially with the demonization of those who do so. But here is something each of us can easily do—we can give this DVD out. We can pass them out on the streets, leave copies on park benches or on seats in malls or give it to the checkout lady at the supermarket. This isn’t hard to do, and it will save lives—perhaps millions of lives.”

As to the rest of the question Comfort asks in 180? You’ll have to wait to watch the video to find out what it is. “For me to tell you what the question is,” he explains, “would be cheating you. You’ve got to see the facial expressions change. You’ve got to see the people, when they are asked that one question, change from one of a hard look in their facial expressions to one of a light going off, as they change their minds and realize how evil abortion is. Their thinking makes an abrupt 180 degree turn, all because of that one game-changing question.”

Although the film is just now being released to the public, an early edit of 180 was submitted for consideration and won a 2011 Telly Award.

The documentary is now available for free viewing
online at

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