October Baby: Official Movie Trailer
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NARAL is kicking a fit because some of the proceeds of “October Baby” are going to crisis pregnancy centers that give women alternative choices and support. Â Oh, the HORROR! Â For people who claim to support “choice,” they sure seem to hate any choice that doesn’t involve a dead baby!
NARAL is attacking the pro-life October Baby film currently playing in hundreds of movie theaters across the country because proceeds from ticket sales benefit pregnancy centers providing women abortion alternatives.
As NARALÂ writes:
The makers of the movie â€œOctober Babyâ€ are donating a portion of their profits to a network of anti-choice groups. These groups â€“ known as â€œcrisis pregnancy centersâ€ â€“ are anti-choice operations that pose as abortion clinics. Once a woman walks through a crisis pregnancy centerâ€™s door, she could be subjected to anti-choice propaganda and lies about abortion, birth control, and even pregnancy.
Sign our letter to the CEO of Sony Music Entertainment, the parent company distributing the film. Make sure he knows that his company is funding deception. A network of anti-choice groups that deceive women will receive a portion of proceeds from the movie â€œOctober Baby.â€ Sign NARAL Pro-Choice Americaâ€™s letter to the CEO of Sony Music Entertainment, the parent company distributing the film. Make sure he knows that his company is funding deception.
Dave Andrusko of National Right to LifeÂ respondsÂ to the attacks:
Itâ€™s no secret that pro-abortionists are thugs and hypocrites who will do most anything to shut down Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs) and stifle free speech at every turn. Not satisfied with shoveling in state and federal money by the truckload, they work overtime to make sure not a dimeâ€”directly or indirectlyâ€”goes to CPCs. All this, of course, in the phony-baloney guise of making sure women receive â€œaccurate informationâ€â€”this from the same folks who will go to ANY length to kill informed consent legislation.
So, what do you do if you have zero tolerance for anything or anybody that might make women think about having an abortion? Or help them to care for their baby if they choose life? Resort to coercion, of course, under the pretense of furthering â€œtruth.â€
The title of the piece is â€œConnecting the Dots on â€˜October Babyâ€™ and CPCs,â€ and it appears on NARALâ€™s â€œBlog for Choice.â€ (Yes, I get the irony of pro-censorship types flying under the flag of â€œchoice.â€) You can read the anything-but-subtle threat at www.blogforchoice.com/archives/2012/04/connecting-the-1.html.
The logic (such as it is) is that familiar blend of bloated guilt-by-association paranoia mixed with the thrill of smothering the babyâ€”in this case October Babyâ€”in the media crib. The anticipation gives them goosebumps. Doesnâ€™t get much better than this for the NARALs of this world.
NARAL is calling for a meeting with Doug Morris, the CEO of Sony Music Entertainment (because Provident Films, the distributor of â€˜October Baby,â€™ is a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment) to educate [read indoctrinate] him on the supposedly harmful agenda of such pregnancy centers.
The producers of October Baby have dedicated 10 percent of the filmâ€™s proceeds to benefit such centers, which provide the kind of tangible help and support for pregnant women that Planned Parenthood and other abortion businesses do not. The money goes to the Every Life is Beautiful Fund, which will distribute funds to frontline organizations helping women facing crisis pregnancies, life-affirming adoption agencies, and those caring for orphans.