Forty-six years ago, today, on January 22, 1973 the United States Supreme Court, in a 7-2 opinion written by Justice Blackmun, ruled a Texas statute unconstitutional which made it a crime to receive or administer an abortion except to save the life of the mother. The landmark decision not only affected Texas law, but also struck down all similar laws across the country, creating the so-called constitutional right of women to abortion which states had a very limited right to restrict should they choose to do so.
With the death of Roe-dissenter Justice Rehnquist in 2005, all nine men on the Roe court, interestingly, are no longer with us; neither are the more than 60 million children who have been aborted since the decision went into effect.
Producers of a new crowdfunded movie hope to bring awareness to the specious circumstances surrounding the Roe decision.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Roe producer, co-writer, and co-director Nick Loeb says what is being said now about Kavanaugh and what was said at the time Roe v. Wade was re-argued in the early 1970s is “strikingly familiar.”
“Everyone is saying Kavanaugh is going to flip the decision and the same thing was said in 1972. There’s actually a lot of parallels between then and now.”
The movie had to be shot in secret because of worries of possible backlash from the pro-abortion community. Loeb, who is pro-life, told The Hollywood Reporter he even had to shoot under an assumed title because he had difficulty getting locations, extras, and workers when people knew Roe v. Wade was a pro-life film. A director and other key staff also left the project when they discovered the film was pro-life.
Roe v. Wade is currently raising funds for the film’s theatrical release in Spring of 2019 and supporters can donate to the GoFundMe campaign here.
Watch the Roe v. Wade movie’s teaser trailer below: