NARAL Attacking October Baby Film Over Pregnancy Centers

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 12, 2012   |   5:55PM   |   Washington, DC

NARAL is attacking the pro-life October Baby film currently playing in hundreds of movie theaters across the country because proceeds from ticket sales benefit pregnancy centers providing women abortion alternatives.

As NARAL writes:

The makers of the movie “October Baby” are donating a portion of their profits to a network of anti-choice groups. These groups – known as “crisis pregnancy centers” – are anti-choice operations that pose as abortion clinics. Once a woman walks through a crisis pregnancy center’s door, she could be subjected to anti-choice propaganda and lies about abortion, birth control, and even pregnancy.

Sign our letter to the CEO of Sony Music Entertainment, the parent company distributing the film. Make sure he knows that his company is funding deception. A network of anti-choice groups that deceive women will receive a portion of proceeds from the movie “October Baby.” Sign NARAL Pro-Choice America’s letter to the CEO of Sony Music Entertainment, the parent company distributing the film. Make sure he knows that his company is funding deception.

Dave Andrusko of National Right to Life responds to the attacks:

It’s no secret that pro-abortionists are thugs and hypocrites who will do most anything to shut down Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs) and stifle free speech at every turn. Not satisfied with shoveling in state and federal money by the truckload, they work overtime to make sure not a dime—directly or indirectly—goes to CPCs. All this, of course, in the phony-baloney guise of making sure women receive “accurate information”—this from the same folks who will go to ANY length to kill informed consent legislation.

So, what do you do if you have zero tolerance for anything or anybody that might make women think about having an abortion? Or help them to care for their baby if they choose life? Resort to coercion, of course, under the pretense of furthering “truth.”

The title of the piece is “Connecting the Dots on ‘October Baby’ and CPCs,” and it appears on NARAL’s “Blog for Choice.” (Yes, I get the irony of pro-censorship types flying under the flag of “choice.”) You can read the anything-but-subtle threat at

The logic (such as it is) is that familiar blend of bloated guilt-by-association paranoia mixed with the thrill of smothering the baby—in this case October Baby—in the media crib. The anticipation gives them goosebumps. Doesn’t get much better than this for the NARALs of this world.

NARAL is calling for a meeting with Doug Morris, the CEO of Sony Music Entertainment (because Provident Films, the distributor of ‘October Baby,’ is a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment) to educate [read indoctrinate] him on the supposedly harmful agenda of such pregnancy centers.



The producers of October Baby have dedicated 10 percent of the film’s proceeds to benefit such centers, which provide the kind of tangible help and support for pregnant women that Planned Parenthood and other abortion businesses do not. The money goes to the Every Life is Beautiful Fund, which will distribute funds to frontline organizations helping women facing crisis pregnancies, life-affirming adoption agencies, and those caring for orphans.

After a resounding success in a limited release, October Baby premiered nationally in March. The movie has received strong support from the pro-life community — drawing rave reviews and it received strong support form the public — despite the premier of other top films

Although much of the media focus for the weekend centered on the premier of “The Hunger Games” and second week of “21 Jump Street,” October Baby cracked the top 10 in its first full weekend of release. The pro-life movie received about $1.7 million on only 390 screens for a ninth place finish, according to Had the movie been screened in more locations, it would have done better — as evidenced by its $4,405 per screen haul, the third highest screen average of the weekend.

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