The producer of a new film that tells the truth about Roe v. Wade said universities are blocking their efforts to shoot footage on their campuses.
The film, which aims to tell the true story of the lies and manipulations used to push legalized abortion in America, is a project of actor/producer Nick Loeb and Cathy Allyn. Earlier this month, Loeb told the Hollywood Reporter they began shooting in June around New Orleans, including at Tulane University, as well as in Washington, D.C.
However, this week, Loeb told the College Fix that they came up against liberal biases when they tried to film at Tulane and Louisiana State University.
“When institutions, especially that are funded by the government, silence people, I think that’s atrocious,” Loeb said. “I don’t think … the government should be funding institutions that silence the people that they spend money on.”
Here’s more from the report:
Louisiana State University refused to let Loeb shoot on campus after reading the script, while his alma mater Tulane University blocked a second day of shooting after the community learned about it, he told The College Fix in a phone interview.
Their rejection of his production is indicative of greater speech issues surrounding discussion of abortion on college campuses, Loeb said, calling abortion “the most-lied about cause in our country today.”
The universities told The Fix they did not make decisions about the film based on its content.
LSU, however, did not object to the proposed filming date before it saw the script, according to an email chain provided by a university spokesperson. Tulane, which never asked for a script, started inventing excuses to block the second day of shooting, according to Loeb.
A spokesperson for Tulane told the news outlet: “A second day of shooting did not take place because the spaces requested for the shoot were already in use. This often happens when films request to shoot on campus.”
However, Loeb said he believes an article about the film in the college newspaper was what really brought about the change.
The film stars Academy Award-winning actor Jon Voight, Robert Davi and Stacey Dash, as well as Greer Grammer, the daughter of pro-life actor Kelsey Grammer. Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., also is an executive producer and has a cameo in the film.
Loeb told the Hollywood Reporter they are negotiating a distribution deal, and they hope to release the film in January.
The film will follow key advocates in the abortion fight in the 1970s, including former abortionist Dr. Bernard Nathanson and Betty Friedan on the pro-abortion side and Dr. Mildred Jefferson, the first African American woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School, on the pro-life side.
“Bernard and Betty, along with the team at Planned Parenthood, search the country to find a pregnant girl they can use to sue the government for her right to have an abortion,” according to a description on the film website.
They find the “perfect pawn” in Norma McCorvey, the Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade. McCorvey later became pro-life and fought to overturn the infamous ruling that bears her name. She and others attested to her being mistreated and used by abortion activists to achieve their deadly agenda.
The film will examine the lies and manipulative tactics of abortion activists, people like McCorvey and Nathanson who later had a change of heart, and dedicated pro-life advocates like Jefferson who fought valiantly to defend the right to life for babies in the womb.
The film also will address the racism intertwined in the abortion industry through Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger and others, and Jefferson’s fight for unborn babies as well as people of color.
To learn more or to get involved, visit RoevWadeMovie.com.