Admittedly I am very partial to well-done pro-life videos, but even if I was not a fan I think my jaw still would have dropped when I watched Interview with an Unborn Child. This amazing video can be found at interviewwithunborn.com.
The creators of this very brief video (4:16) know that abortion is a sensitive topic and even many pro-lifers find brutally honest pictures of aborted babies very unsettlingly. So they immediately tell the viewer, “The film contains NO shocking images.” And it doesn’t!
Instead the narrator (the unborn child) ever-so-quietly reduces you to tears in about 60 seconds in.
Partly it is because the refrain “not even my mother” is the narrative thread that binds the video together–that and the expressions of deep, deep pain etched on his mother’s face.
The music is perfectly haunting. We understand immediately that this child is utterly alone and completely helpless.
From his words and the images, we know that he has been abandoned by his mother. Even after more than three decades in the Movement, this truth still cuts me to the quick. This pain is only exacerbated by the truth that often the child’s father will encourage the child’s mother to “get rid” of him.
Listening to the narrator, we know that he anticipates being hurt. Physically and existentially. Even if he didn’t, we, as his parents, do. And we try to keep his cries muffled and our indifference barricaded.
And when he says, “My greatest pain will not reach the ears of anyone, not even my mother,” if you are at all like me, you are stunned into silence.
What else makes Interview with an Unborn Child so unsettling? There is the finality of abortion. “Even though my heart is beating fast,” he tells us, ‘how quickly the star of my life will be snuffed out.”
Finally, and this comes early and is geared to people of faith, the child knows that even if no one knows his individuality, his uniqueness, his last hours, One does.
If we are to be His hands and feet, what can be more important than saving His children?
Take 4:16 seconds out and watch Interview with an Unborn Child. And be sure to share the video through your social networking contacts.
LifeNews.com Note: Dave Andrusko is the editor of National Right to Life News and an author and editor of several books on abortion topics. This post originally appeared at National Right to Life News Today.