Disturbing docudrama gives history of Roe v. Wade
Disturbing docudrama gives history of Roe v. Wade
Anne Reed
Anne Reed
AFA Journal staff writer

April 2021In 2018, AFA first informed readers about Roe v. Wade, a docudrama revealing behind-the-scenes lies, media control, and court manipulation surrounding the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court case that effectively legalized abortion nationwide, leading to the extermination of over 60 million Americans still in the womb.

Originally slated to release in early 2019, the tell-all movie is now available for group screenings. It will be available on a wide variety of streaming platforms beginning April 2.

Whether well-versed in the Roe v. Wade case or not, viewers will likely be appalled by the extensive strategies employed by pro-abortion co-horts, conflicts on both sides of the issue, and the effects of interpersonal relationships on the outcome.

Larry Lader, known as the “father” of the abortion movement, is revealed in the film as chief strategist behind Roe v. Wade. He was mentored by eugenicist Margaret Sanger, founder of American Birth Control League, which later became Planned Parenthood. She sought to “exterminate the Negro population” through birth control and sterilization. Therefore, one might surmise that in abortion, Lader saw another path to further
her agenda.

Nick Loeb narrates the docudrama and plays Dr. Bernard Nathanson. Though Nathanson was initially reluctant to become involved with the relentless, behind-the-scenes efforts to legalize abortion on demand, he eventually performed over 75,000 abortions and earned more than $20 million in his career as an abortionist. He later became staunchly pro-life.

The team of writers, directors, and producers was committed to presenting a comprehensive, accurate account of circumstances surrounding the case. Artful cinematography and special effects convincingly carry the viewer into the early 1970s where facts and cultural influences are masterfully communicated through relational discourse. An all-star lineup of seasoned actors includes Jon Voight, Corbin Bernsen, John Schneider, and Stacey Dash.

Strong caution is merited because of occasional offensive language and gory scenes including baby parts on a table.

AFA Journal interviewed Cathy Allyn, writer, director, and producer of the film:

AFA Journal: What took so long to get this movie out?
Cathy Allyn: COVID played a key role in delaying its release. Also, it took us some time to really hone in on the film. It is a really serious subject matter. We’re portraying information that’s incredibly sensitive, and we wanted to get it right.

AFAJ: How did you secure details of backroom deals at the Supreme Court level and private family dynamics of the justices?
CA: There were letters written between the justices, and a lot of dialogue was actually taken from those letters. They leaked the information to the press, and there were subsequent news articles. … It was all public information, but no one had put it all together.

AFAJ: What were some other sources?
CA: Books written by Larry Lader, the mastermind behind it all, the autobiography of Margaret Sanger, tons of articles, court transcripts, etc.

Nick [Loeb] was the researcher, and he delved deep into all these sources, especially in preparation for portraying Dr. Bernard Nathanson. He read all of Nathanson’s books, peer reviews, and articles; and he watched many of his videos.

AFAJ: What do you hope the film will accomplish?
CA: The purpose of making this film is educational. The millennial generation really digs deep into information. We want people to know the truth. I hope that when people see this movie, regardless of what side of the issue they are on, it will inspire them to do their research and really look into the truth of how Roe v. Wade came to be.  

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