October Baby Movie Opens This Week With Pro-Life Support

National   Steven Ertelt   Mar 19, 2012   |   12:50PM    Washington, DC

After a resounding success in a limited release, October Baby will premier nationally on Friday. The movie has received strong support from the pro-life community — drawing rave reviews.

October Baby is the coming-of-age story of Hannah Lawson, who at age 19 discovers she was adopted, Her first reaction is anger toward her parents for keeping that secret. Then, against her dad’s approval, she hits the road, determined to find her birth mother. In that search, she uncovers more unsettling secrets, including the fact that she is the survivor of a failed abortion. But that trip also leads her toward hope, meaning, forgiveness and reconciliation.

After learning she was actually adopted—after a failed abortion attempt—Hannah embarks on an incredible journey to discover her hidden past and find hope for her unknown future.

John Schneider of Dukes of Hazard fame and Chris Sligh (American Idol, 2007 season) star in the film, and Dave Johnson (creator of Sue Thomas FBEye and Doc) is the executive producer.

The Dove Foundation awarded October Baby a Family Approval seal and said, “This is a terrific and touching story and this film should be seen by those who recognize the horrors of abortion.”

Penny Nance of Concerned Women for America talked about the movie:  “God doesn’t create a meaningless life. He creates every, single life with purpose, — even if we don’t understand that purpose. Sadly, not only does our society take life for granted, it consents to taking the lives of our most innocent and helpless members through the brutal act of abortion. With more than one-third of all childbearing-aged women in the United States having had an abortion, we need to rise up and declare that “Every life is beautiful.”

“That’s why I think you’ll love October Baby, a beautiful, remarkably warm story that has everything — loss … grief … redemption … love — all mixed with moments of genuine laughter,” Nance says. “Please watch the trailer for OCTOBER BABY below. I really think you’re going to want to see movie.”

“And we all know how it works; how much a movie grosses over its theater run makes for great trivia, but the message is sent on opening weekend. October Baby opens in theaters on March 23. Let’s send a message to Hollywood — a message for life,” Nance adds.

If you believe that every life is beautiful and that a beautifully told story can touch hearts—and even save lives—then you will be excited about the impact that October Baby can have when it opens in theaters on March 23.

American Family Studios, a division of the American Family Association, has partnered with Provident Films and Gravitas Productions for the national release.