Pro-Life Movie Sarah’s Choice Debuts, With Christian Singer Rebecca St. James
by Steven Ertelt
November 23, 2009
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A new pro-life-themed movie staring popular Christian pop singer Rebecca St. James hits stores and has received kudos for its message. Grammy Award winner Rebecca St. James., whose record sales have soared into the millions globally, stars in "Sarah’s Choice," in what is her first full-length acting role.
Pure Flix Entertainment has nationally released the DVD "Sarah’s Choice," and the premier took place last week at Warner Brothers Studios in Hollywood.
The film’s story line follows a young career woman on the fast track to success in the corporate world when she discovers she’s pregnant outside of marriage. That’s a far cry from the pro-abstinence message St. James has promoted in her music, showing she is not shy about showing the flip-side.
The role is a courageous one for the single Aussie singer who has made her home in the U.S. since moving from her native homeland while still in her teens to find major success in both contemporary Christian music and as a best selling author.
St. James has made a consistently bold statement on the abstinence agenda throughout her career—a statement that has taken her to the White House, as well as into the broader stage of the national mainstream spotlight for her outspoken stand on faith and values issues facing America’s youth.
Rebecca feels that the pro life message in “Sarah’s Choice” is one that holds promise of helping young women to choose “life” as the decision of choice in unplanned pregnancy.
She was personally deeply impacted by her role in the film, noting in a recent interview: “I think the biggest thing the film imparted to me—both in researching the role and in portraying the character—was a real sense of empathy for women who find themselves in the situation my character found herself in."
"My heart goes out to them as I have seen the extreme amount of pressure and fear that can come from outside sources at a vulnerable time such as this," she added. "Too often, young women choose abortion and subsequently suffer the immeasurable pain that often comes with living with regret and guilt."
"I came away from the movie with a real passion to positively impact this cycle with the message of God’s heart for the unborn," she said.
In a series of national pre-screenings of “Sarah’s Choice,” reaction to the film’s message has been consistently powerful.
This is a film that delivers the message of God’s love, forgiveness and grace on a subject matter thousands need to see and hear—it’s a movie that every pregnancy center in America should have in their library and consider showing as a special event,” noted Bill Donovan, executive directorship member of the CPC Pregnancy Center in Anchorage, Alaska.
The film also stars comedian Brad Stine, Charlene Tilton (Problem Child 2), Dick Van Patten (That 70’s Show, Arrested Development), and Staci Keanan (Step By Step, My Two Dads).
St. James will support release of the film with a scheduled round of major national media.
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