New Pro-Life Movie 22 Weeks, Based on Botched Abortion, Premiers Soon
by Steven Ertelt
January 15, 2009
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A new pro-life movie about a baby born alive after a failed abortion is set to premier in conjunction with the March for Life next week. The flim 22 Weeks tells the true story of a baby aborted alive in an Orlando abortion center in 2005.
A woman named Angele sued an Orlando abortion business in April 2005 for allowing a newborn child to die after she gave birth to the child.
Angele alleged the abortion facility refused to call emergency personnel and that staff at the abortion facility refused to help Angele or her baby, born on the second day of a two-day abortion procedure.
They also charged that Harry Perper, the abortion practitioner who began the abortion process, and James Pendergraft, the abortion business owner, violated state law.
The public is invited to attend a free screening of the 30-minute film in Washington, D.C. on January 21, the evening before the March for Life. The flick will be shown at the Union Station Phoenix Theatre and the showtimes are at 5:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
After each screening the director of 22 Weeks and the mother portrayed in the film will be available for questions.
The film is the first post-election endeavor of BornAliveTruth.org, a group established during the 2008 campaign to expose Barack Obama’s votes against an Illinois bill to protect babies who survive botched abortions.
The group describes the film this way: "22 Weeks tells the true story of a young woman locked in the bathroom of an abortion clinic after her aborted baby was born alive."
"It’s a film about decisions and the echoes they leave behind. The film includes the reenactment of an actual 911 call," it said. "22 Weeks confronts the outer reaches of one of the most controversial subjects of our time."
Alejandro Monteverde, director of the movie Bella, called 22 Weeks "one of the most disturbing stories I’ve ever come across."
The movie will also be screened in Orlando, Florida and Wichita, Kansas and the second location is sponsored by Operation Rescue.
To make your reservation to see the film, email here.
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