Written, produced, directed by, and starring Nick Loeb, the new film Roe v. Wade exposes the true history behind the landmark 1973 case that legalized abortion across America. With a star-studded cast, including Jon Voight, Stacey Dash, and Robert Davi, the film accurately chronicles the women’s movement and abortion agenda. Based on a true story, and ironically from a man’s perspective, the film traces Bernard Nathanson’s involvement in the events leading to the controversial Supreme Court verdict, while exposing the tactics of predominantly male abortion activists who exploited women for profit.
Nathanson, played by Loeb, co-founded the National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws (NARAL) in the 1960s and was an obstetrician who during his career was involved in over 70,000 abortions that profited millions. However, like other abortionists, Nathanson later became pro-life after witnessing via ultrasound the grotesque reality of abortion. The movie opens with a 1985 interview with The Washington Post, during which Nathanson admits that while he claimed “all you see is bloody meat,” he “always knew it was a person,” they “absolutely” have a “human form,” and “it was the end product of a lifeless, limp thing lying there.”
In another early scene in the film, a young Nathanson plays chess with his father, who warned, “You have to sacrifice your pawn to save your queen.” Nathanson replied, “Pawns are the soul of the game.” Indeed, abortion advocates deceptively exploited women and children and many other pawns to advance their agenda, including minorities, the under-privileged, media, judges, attorneys, physicians, and even religious leaders. To this day, abortion activists remain dependent on deceit and exploitation to advance their increasingly radical objectives.
The film reveals Nathanson was personally impacted by abortion, having had girlfriends who had abortions and having even aborted his own child. Nathanson himself was exploited to advance the abortion agenda, using his status as a physician to falsify statistics that were erroneously used in the Supreme Court’s decision. Nathanson admitted physicians violated their Hippocratic Oath, which specifically swore to “never do harm, ...give no deadly medicine, …[nor] give to woman a pessary to cause an abortion.”
Nathanson also falsely claimed a public majority supported abortion, and thousands of women died from illegal abortions. The truth is majorities support more abortion restrictions and health and safety standards. By contrast, abortion activists profited from referring countless women for dangerous illegal abortions, even in hotels or flown on what was known as “the abortion flight” which took women to Mexico. In fact, more women died from legal abortion after Roe, as unsafe abortions merely continued in legalized clinics.
Abortion activists still utilize deceptive tactics to exploit fears that overturning Roe would result in harm to women, while in reality, safe, ethical clinics outnumber Planned Parenthood and provide more services, and pro-life laws decrease rates of abortion, unplanned pregnancies, and maternal mortality. Abortion advocates not only ignore the fact that abortion clinics remain dangerously unregulated and cover up harm to women, even deaths; but activists actually fight to further repeal health and safety standards, endangering women and children for profit.
Norma McCorvey, also known as Jane Roe, was exploited as a pregnant, addicted teen to be the poster child for abortion proponents’ radical aims of abortion on demand, though even Nathanson was initially reticent to support abortions beyond cases of rape or pregnancies with concerns for the mothers’ health, warning, “We can’t turn a woman’s body into a business negotiation.” However, Larry Lader, co-founder of NARAL, along with Planned Parenthood associates, were “looking for a pregnant girl to challenge the abortion laws” and “found the perfect one.” McCorvey lied that she had been impreganated by rape, and her attorneys got her drunk while pregnant to convince her to be used as a “vehicle” for their case. McCorvey never actually had an abortion, and like Nathanson, she also became a pro-life leader after discovering that abortion activists, including her own attorneys, had grossly deceived her.
McCorvey’s lawyers were also exploited as “young, inexperienced” female attorneys “in need of guidance” and desperate for work. Years later in an interview, however, one of McCorvey’s lawyers, Sarah Weddington, even insulted Norma, including unrepeatable curse words:
“She’s a stupid piece of white trash. She’s pro-life and a Christian. She’s a piece of trash. She was stupid when we found her and she’s worse now.”
While sharing both pro-life and pro-abortion views on the issue, Loeb’s film truthfully exposes that the abortion movement is based on lies and exploitation. In fact, early feminists opposed abortion, recognizing it is the “exploitation of women.” Rather, feminists, led by leaders including Betty Friedan, fought for equality such as in the workplace, since women were often passed over for jobs or promotions, or fired for being pregnant. Indeed, despite masquerading as a champion for women, Planned Parenthood still discriminates against pregnant employees and lies about harming women.
Facing defeat without the support of feminists, abortion activists exploited the sexual revolution and hijacked the women’s movement, admitting they wanted to “rally behind the women’s movement to get the media on board.” Planned Parenthood even fundraised with Playboy, directly using the sexual exploitation of women to advance the abortion agenda. In 1967, Friedan and fellow feminists were finally recruited to co-opt pro-abortion objectives into the National Organization for Women, after which, a third of the women resigned in protest. The abortion agenda still deceptively claims to uphold women’s rights while actually profiting from exploiting and endangering women. Like Lader had boasted, “We control the media. They write whatever we tell them,” which Nathanson confessed is a tactic to “use each other as sources” as a “self-fulfilling lie” repeated to convince the public, a psychological tactic even Hitler used.
The film also exposes the abortion movement’s connection to racists and eugenicists, such as Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger, who supported the Ku Klux Klan. Eugenicists also enabled Nazis, and hid their intentions to use birth control, sterilization, and abortion to eradicate blacks, other minorities and the disabled.
Mentored by Sanger, Lader urged, “we need to continue Sanger’s work” via abortion, although Sanger supported birth control and sterilization but claimed “hundreds of thousands of abortions performed in America each year are a disgrace to civilization. Society must protect its children, but prenatal care is most essential. The child-to-be has rights no less imperative.”
Lader insisted, “If we’re going to move abortion into the streets, we’ve got to recruit the feminists. We’ve got to keep the women out in front...and some blacks. Black women especially. Why are they so damn so slow to see the importance of this whole movement to themselves?”
However, 80 percent of black women were pro-life and advocated for healthcare and education, not abortion, but 78 percent of Planned Parenthood clinics were deliberately placed in black and minority communities. In fact, 40 percent of abortions kill black babies, Planned Parenthood was exposed for accepting donations specifically to kill black babies, and in New York City today, at the heart of where the abortion agenda was launched, more black babies are tragically aborted than born.
Abortion still serves bigoted eugenic aims, disproportionately targeting and killing minorities and people with disabilities. In the film, pro-life strategist and law professor Robert Byrn warns students that killing an unborn child because of birth defects is what Nazis did, adding that such views would have killed Beethoven. Byrn noted the hypocrisy to protect nature such as trees, rivers or fish, or even the unborn in criminal or tort law, but deny them due process as the “silent minority,” urging, “Where is the counsel for these children whose lives are being taken?” Emphasizing that one’s own body cannot interfere with another’s body, Byrn asked, “Don’t you think someone’s hopelessness should motivate us to protect them, not destroy them?”
But both eugenicists and abortion activists propose policies that do not alleviate unfortunate circumstances, but rather eradicate those less fortunate.
The film revealed Martin Luther King Jr.’s warning, “We cannot win if we’re willing to sacrifice the futures of our children for immediate personal comfort and safety.” On the heels of the landmark Civil Rights movement passed by conservatives, which leftists co-opted as they did the women’s movement, activists similarly exploited abortion as another means of oppression.
Another pro-life leader in the film and the first black female physician from Harvard, Dr. Mildred Jefferson, who later became the president of the National Right to Life Committee, recognized abortion’s bigotry, citing, ”It’s cheaper to abort a baby than it is to keep it on welfare. I’m not willing to allow the concept of expendable human lives to turn this land of ours into just another exclusive reservation where only the planned, the privileged, and the perfect have the right to live.”
Disturbingly, the same company that manufactured Holocaust gas even has ties to the abortion pill. Such increasingly unsafe abortion access is backed by wealthy, predominantly male activists and prioritizes “political, ideological, and financial” gains, not women’s rights or health and safety. By contrast, pro-life support remains led by women who believe “women deserve better than incompetent providers who put profits over people.”
Like slavery, abortion treats human beings as mere property. President Lincoln recognized one cannot invoke “choice” over other human beings, thus denying choice to others. Similarly, abortion cannot masquerade as choice without regard to what is being chosen— the killing of another human life. Thus, like slavery and the Holocaust, abortion dehumanizes its victims to justify its atrocities. While not covered by the film’s timeline, Nathanson warned in the 1990s that abortion fuels trafficking of human body parts. Manipulation of the media continues to cover up such horrors as “fresh, never frozen” baby parts used in experimentations not unlike those performed by Nazis. While Attorney General in California, Kamala Harris raided the home of journalist David Daleiden and stole the Center for Medical Progress’ evidence which exposed Planned Parenthood’s illegal trafficking of baby parts, including harvesting live babies’ brains and organs. Abortionists testified under oath they illegally altered abortion procedures, knowingly endangering women, to extract and harvest live babies, even confessing to “pulling off a leg or two” of live babies to deceptively and criminally evade partial-birth abortion bans. Thus exposed are the grotesquely inhumane and unethical motives of advocates for abortion on demand, for any reason through all nine months, as later gestational organs procure higher profits.
Just as Judge Orrick, who founded and ran a Planned Parenthood clinic, failed to recuse himself in the Daleiden case for blatant conflicts of interest, the Supreme Court Justices presiding over Roe v. Wade similarly failed to recuse themselves. The film reveals some of the Justices’ family members worked with the press and Planned Parenthood and pressured the Justices’ opinions, even changing their votes to align with manipulated social views rather than the Constitution, sound law, and medical science.
Evidence considered in the case included false data fabricated by Lader and Nathanson. Further, Roe was decided before there was ultrasound technology which emphasizes the humanity of the preborn, and has been the catalyst for many abortion supporters, including Nathanson himself, to convert to pro-life views.
In the film, Nathanson unmistakably confirms the humanity of the preborn as he graphically describes a second trimester dilation and evacuation abortion procedure: “The fetus is quartered. The torso is disemboweled. The head is then crushed and extracted in parts. Then the placenta is scraped off the womb. The last step is you must reconstruct the fetus to make sure all the vital parts have been removed.”
Even Justice Blackmun’s opinion for the majority admits that establishing personhood of the fetus dismantles the already faulty reasoning on which Roe is based. Legal scholars concur Roe is decided wrongly on the law. Personhood is protected by the Fourteenth Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause. When it was adopted in 1868, states ratifying the Amendment criminalized abortion, labeling it “an offense against the person,” defined the unborn as persons, and accurately referred to the fetus in utero as a child. While the Founding Fathers wanted the principles of federalism and limited government to leave States free to decide a wide range of policy decisions for themselves, the Framers of the Constitution also prescribed protection for a select few principles and our most fundamental rights, including the arguably most important among these rights— the right to life.
Abortion advocates not only defy the Constitution, science, and healthcare, and dehumanize babies, but as growing knowledge that abortion kills live human beings exposes the lies of the abortion movement, the agenda has become even more radical. Not only is abortion excruciating for the babies, but also dangerous for the mothers, risking infection and injuries, even death, infertility, and mental health complications. Abortion activists even exploited the pandemic for profit, endangering women’s health and safety, while Planned Parenthood fraudulently obtained millions in funding.
Nathanson witnessed rapidly increasing demands for profit, with dozens of abortions performed daily, and inevitably decreasing regard for women’s safety. Similarly, abortion advocates today remain willfully blind to human rights violations and health risks in order to maximize profits. Planned Parenthood masquerades as a women’s healthcare provider, but fails to provide basic services, violates health regulations, and even forces staff to meet abortion quotas. Abortion activists even repeal safety standards, and parental consent for abortions performed on minors, enabling statutory rape and trafficking. Alarmingly, over 60 percent of abortions involve coercion, and abortion advocates’ push for increasingly unsafe access to dangerous DIY abortion drugs only increases risks to women’s health and safety.
Abortion activists further disregard and exploit women who have suffered tragic circumstances such as miscarriages, falsely conflating abortion with women’s sorrowful, natural loss of their babies. Additional deceit which the Roe v. Wade film exposes is the abortion agenda’s exploitation of women who have been victims of rape or experience health complications during pregnancy, while in reality, only a small percentage of abortions are for such cases. In fact, 73 percent of rape survivors choose life, and feel the love of their babies is healing after trauma, while many of those who have abortions suffer additional trauma, physical and mental health consequences, including increased rates of subsequent miscarriage, depression, substance abuse, and even suicide. Additionally, most late term abortions are sadly elective, with healthy mothers and babies, and even in pregnancies with complications, abortion is never medically necessary. Late-term abortion is actually a longer procedure which increases health risks. By contrast, early delivery or C-section is safer for both the mother and baby. While abortion activists endanger women for profit, pro-life advocates seek true justice and safe healthcare.
An OB-GYN who knew firsthand the dangers abortion poses to women and children, Nathanson confessed it was hypocritical that abortion activists ”exploited women for women’s rights.” In the film, he reveals a song that fellow abortionists mockingly sang which exposes the actual misogynistic, bigoted and greedy motives of the abortion industry: “There’s a fortune in abortion. Just a twist of the wrist and you’re through. The population of the nation won’t grow if it’s left up to you. There’s a gold mine in the sex line. You never bother the future father.”
The film also includes an excerpt from a letter to the Supreme Court in which Mother Teresa wrote, “Abortion has pitted mothers against their children, and women against men. It has sown violence and discord at the heart of the most intimate human relationships.”
As a converted pro-life leader, Nathanson admitted, “I knew all along life begins at conception. I knew what I was doing was wrong. But I kept on killing until I had the courage to face the absolute horror…” In his memoir, Nathanson later confessed:
“I know every facet of abortion… I helped nurture the creature by feeding it great draughts of blood and money; I guided it as it grew fecklessly out of control… Abortion is now a monster so unimaginably gargantuan that to even think of stuffing it back into its cage having fattened it on the bodies of  million humans is ludicrous beyond words. Yet this is our charge — a herculean endeavor. The abortion mentality has steadily metastasized throughout our society so subtly and so aggressively, but even if it were miraculously recriminalized, it is extremely doubtful if such allied plagues as child abuse, pornography, violence against women, and genocide… would magically vanish.”
Nathanson further exposed the harsh truth about abortion, producing the film The Silent Scream in 1984 which reveals a first trimester baby in the womb fighting to avoid deadly abortion instruments that brutally dismember her, as Nathanson narrates the gruesome infanticide:
The clip begins with an ultrasound of the fetus (girl) who is about to be aborted. The girl is moving in the womb; displays a heartbeat of 140 per minute; and is at times sucking her thumb. As the abortionist’s suction tip begins to invade the womb, the child rears and moves violently in an attempt to avoid the instrument. Her mouth is visibly open in a “silent scream.” The child’s heart rate speeds up dramatically (to 200 beats per minute) as she senses aggression. She moves violently away in a pathetic attempt to escape the instrument. The abortionist’s suction tip begins to rip the baby’s limbs from its body, ultimately leaving only her head in the uterus (too large to be pulled from the uterus in one piece). The abortionist attempts to crush her head with his forceps, allowing it to be removed. In an effort to “dehumanize” the procedure, the abortionist and anesthesiologist refer to the baby’s head as “number 1.” The abortionist crushes “number 1” with the forceps and removes it from the uterus.
Recent studies confirm babies in the womb as young as 12 weeks feel pain, and even weeks earlier, have already developed heartbeats, brain activity, and even gender anatomy. The abortion agenda must dehumanize babies as “clumps of tissue” to justify murdering them. Nathanson admitted physicians and abortion activists denied the fact that human life begins at conception and abortion is the taking of a human life. “We denied that fact in an effort to mislead the American public and the Courts of this land.” Planned Parenthood’s own pamphlet admitted abortion “kills the life of a baby after it has begun” and endangers women’s health and lives, and can cause sterility. In fact, even birth control can cause early abortion, so activists again employed medical deception to market the birth control pill without having to honestly classify it as a potential abortion drug. And activists, like with abortion, also hide the risks to women’s health caused by birth control, as over 50 percent of women on birth control still become pregnant, thus increasing abortions, and further exposing the lies that the aim is not women’s rights or health, but exploiting women for profit.
As the abortion agenda has become even more radical, activists dropped former slogans such as “safe, legal and rare.” Their own propaganda exposes their deceit; abortions would not need to be rare if they are safe and merely remove “tissue” as activists claim. Planned Parenthood and the abortion movement still use deceptive language to downplay the horrors of abortion, deceive women, and convince the public to support abortion. Slogans such as ”pro-choice” exploit women’s equality, but abortion clinics actually lie to women and pressure them to abort, despite physical and mental health risks, while pro-life clinics give women real choices by providing more honest information, safe options and support, empowering women to make fully informed decisions. In fact, 80 percent of women choose life if simply provided sonograms.
Like Nathanson, Roe v. Wade producer Nick Loeb became pro-life after learning the truth about human life in the womb, and similarly had personal experiences with two girlfriends who had abortions, revealing it still has a negative emotional impact on him.
When asked what he wants people to take away from his film, Loeb replied,
“I want people to take away the truth. These are the facts of what happened. I want them to understand how Roe came to be. We had one actor… who was pro-choice and he converted during the movie. He became pro-life when he learned more about the life of a baby. The [Roe] case gets thrown around all the time without a full understanding of how it came to be and what happened. I really want people to understand… that when a woman gets pregnant, there's a baby there. It's not a clump of cells or a gob of goo. There's a real living being that has a heartbeat in the first couple of weeks that you can hear. People should understand that so they don't take abortion so lightly. Our culture has come so far that a lot of people utilize it as birth control. There are even actresses in Hollywood who wear it as a badge of honor. Whether you believe in abortion or not, I don't think anybody should think of it as a badge of honor or as birth control. It is the ending of the life of a human being, no matter at what stage. That's something that needs to be taken with extreme seriousness, thoughtfulness and concern. Americans are a very sensitive society and we need to be sensitive about all issues, especially the life of a human being. I really want people to stop and think before they make decisions, whether it's the decision to have sex without birth control or to understand the consequences. Knowledge is power, right? When we have the knowledge, we can make better, more informed decisions in our lives.”
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