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"October Baby" Explores Abortion Consequences

By:  Kelly Holt
03/26/2012
       
"October Baby" Explores Abortion Consequences

In the 39 years since the Roe v. Wade decision, almost three generations of women have had access to legal abortions. The newest pro-life movie, October Baby, explores the devastation caused by the then-unexplored effects of the 1973 ruling on the littlest victims, post-abortive mothers, and everyone else in the wake of this tragedy. No matter which side of the debate you take, this film is a touching story of the real-life consequences of abortion.

In the 39 years since the Roe v. Wade decision, almost three generations of women have had access to legal abortions. The newest pro-life movie, October Baby, explores the devastation caused by the then-unexplored effects of the 1973 ruling on the littlest victims, post-abortive mothers, and everyone else in the wake of this tragedy. No matter which side of the debate you take, this film is a touching story of the real-life consequences of abortion.

This independent film by Jon and Andrew Erwin, in association with Provident Films (Courageous), American Family Films, and Samuel Goldwyn Films, tells the tale of young Hannah Lawson (Rachel Hendrix). After a dangerous collapse onstage during her collegiate theatrical debut, Hannah learns that her lifelong struggle with multiple physical ailments is the result of her difficult birth. The reason? She is the survivor of a botched abortion.
 
As Hannah learns for the first time that she is adopted, she feels betrayed, because although her adoptive parents are loving, they never told her of the adoption. Additionally, Hannah's discovery compounds the previously unexplained feelings of despair, loneliness, and rejection that have plagued her for some time. In an act of anger and rebellion, she then defies the wish of her father (John Schneider) that she not accompany a group of friends on their spring break trip to New Orleans, and embarks not only on a seemingly fun-filled road trip, but on her own journey of finding answers about her past.

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