Pro-Life Film “Life Happens” Captures Inspiring Abortion Stories

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Nov 28, 2012   |   5:34PM   |   Washington, DC

A new heartfelt full-length documentary called “Life Happens” captures the inspiring stories of people who almost weren’t.

Life Happens also features pro-life commentary from such notable voices as Dr. Alveda King, Rep. Michele Bachmann, Rep. Trent Franks, Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers, Jay Sekulow, Scott Hamilton, Rev. Rob Schenck, Rev. Patrick Mahoney, Jim Palmer, Brian Roberts, Mike Sweeney, Jason Jones, Kristan Hawkins, Dr. Tony Campolo, Catherine Davis, Star Parker, Kristen Day, Rev. Stephen Broden, Dr. Ted Baehr, Wendy Wright, Rebecca St. James, Rev. Walter Hoye and Gary Graham.

The production comes courtesy of ACLJ Film and Brightbulb Entertainment and it can be viewed for $2.99 at the following link or you can watch the trailer below.

The film is already generating positive reviews, including one from the pro-life group Secular Pro-Life.

“It’s not a Christian or a Jewish or a Muslim or a Buddhist issue… it’s common sense.” So says Gary Graham in the trailer for Life Happens, a documentary focused on people who were at risk for abortion. The film’s description promises that director Ash Greyson “skillfully replaces rhetoric and religion with hope and heart.”

We at SPL were unenthusiastic about 180 Movie, so I was eager to see a pro-life film that took an explicitly secular approach.  But I was skeptical that such a film would be produced by the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), a conservative Christian legal group.

My doubts soon vanished. Greyson has created a must-watch film.

Life Happens opens with a short, accessible, and useful history of the abortion conflict in the United States. The film’s coverage of the question of when human life begins is also excellent, with numerous expert interviews. But the heart of the film consists of personal stories.

These personal stories are not all rainbows and unicorns. Greyson does not only interview successful musicians and athletes; he gives equal time to teen moms whose parents threatened to kick them out of the house, families affected by rape, children born into poverty, and mothers who faced medical problems during pregnancy. The film does not shy away from hard narratives. That is what makes Life Happens unique, and perfect for an undecided audience of any religious makeup.