“Abortion” and “comedy” are two words that don’t belong together, and yet, that’s how the movie Obvious Child, which opens Friday to limited release, is being billed. Monica Miller, author of Abandoned (called “the best book ever written on abortion” by America filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza) and director of Citizens for a Prolife Society, is asking local prolifers to join in the nationwide protest of this film from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 27 at the Michigan Theatre, 603 E. Liberty St. in Ann Arbor and the Main Art Theatre, 118 N. Main St. in Royal Oak.
Jenny Slate, a comedian who was fired from SNL after one season in 2010, stars as a 27-year-old who, after finding out that her boyfriend cheated on her, goes to a bar, picks up a cute guy, leaves, has sex, and finds out shortly after that she’s pregnant. She gets counsel from her roommate, an abortion veteran, goes to Planned Parenthood (the biggest provider of abortions in the U.S.) and returns a few weeks later to go through the procedure.
This pro-abortion propaganda film has NARAL and Planned Parenthood all a-twitter that perhaps they will be able to regain some ground, which they’ve been steadily losing as more and more Americans wake up to the fact that murdering an innocent child is just plain wrong. People are now unable to deny that what’s growing inside a woman’s womb is, in fact, a child, not a blob of tissue or a mere “product of conception,” thanks to scientific advancements, such as the 3-D ultrasound. Abortion mills are closing all over the country, and yet, this movie, which was a “breakout hit” at the Sundance Film Festival, according to Los Angeles Times reviewer Amy Kaufman, is somehow giving hope to prochoicers that the right to murder one’s child is a right that Americans will always have.
The movie ends on an intentionally low-key note, which is supposed to symbolize what movie director Gillian Robespierre, along with NARAL and Planned Parenthood, would like all women to believe: that abortion is just not that big a deal. They would like everyone to believe that no one gets hurt and life just goes on.
Nothing could be further from the truth. For one thing, life doesn’t “go on”: it ends, for at least one person on the examining table. Only one person comes out alive after such a procedure; the other’s lifeless, broken, dismembered body is tossed in a receptacle with other “medical waste.” Furthermore, not all women who undergo an abortion come out alive and well. Some die, and some lose their fertility – permanently. More and more women are admitting that they greatly regret having had an abortion, which is why support groups are springing up all over the country – for men and women. For help locally, call Pregnancy Help Clinic at 810-494-5433 or visit Rachel’s Vineyard at http://www.rachelsvineyard.org
For more information about Citizens for a Prolife Society, visit http://www.prolifesociety.com