70. Sarah’s Choice (2009) [UnRated]
summary from imdb.com:
Sarah Collins is considering an abortion. Before she makes her final decision, she is presented with three visions causing her to think about the impact on her future.
directed by: Chad Kapper
starring: Rebecca St. James, Logan White, Dick Van Patten, Staci Keanan, Carey Scott, Charlene Tilton
here’s a synopsis from that site:
Sarah Collins is a young woman on the rise. As a junior account executive at a major advertising agency, Sarah is poised to get it all: executive promotion, salary increase, new car, fabulous apartment and first-class travel. There’s only one thing that’s going to keep her from getting it; her unborn baby.
Sarah has a hard decision. Her friends and co-workers insist that she has the right to choose what will be best for her; a successful career and unlimited material rewards. But according to a mysterious stranger, and three visions, Sarah can make a choice that wil not only change her life but the lives of her loved ones both now and forever.
In 1973 The United States Supreme Court struck down state laws that ban abortion, but the moral controversy surrounding the issue is far from resolved. If it is legally true that a woman can make her own decision regarding her reproductive health, Sarah’s Choice is a film that offers compelling moral reasons to choose life.
part of an article about actress Rebecca St. James:
Grammy and Dove Award winning recording artist, author and actress Rebecca St. James, who stars in a soon-to-be-released pro-life motion picture, helped Life Impact Network (LIN) celebrate the rescue so far this year of nearly 300 unborn babies at their annual fundraising gala Nov. 5.
St. James, a long-time supporter of the True Love Waits campaign that encourages young people to save sex for marriage, said she became passionate about supporting crisis pregnancy centers when two of her friends shared with her how their lives were devastated by abortion.
“The stories they’ve told me, with tears dripping from their faces, are agonizing. The enemy is out to steal, kill and destroy, and he is doing it through abortion,” St. James said.
A year ago, St. James said God called her to move to California to pursue opportunities to bring a Christian perspective to Hollywood films. Because of her two friends who had been traumatized by abortions, St. James attended a fundraiser for a California crisis pregnancy center.
That night, St. James said, God ignited her heart for the unborn, and she knew God was going to give her a song for the pro-life message.
Two months later, St. James secured the role of the title character in the new film, “Sarah’s Choice,” about a young woman who finds her world turned upside down by an unplanned pregnancy. Sarah struggles with the decision of whether or not to abort her baby.
St. James wrote the song, “Little One,” for the movie. The song celebrates life, taking an honest look at both Sarah’s fears and her love for her unborn child.
St. James said that while her character in the movie has a good support system of people who encourage her to keep her baby, many young girls who find themselves in a similar situation do not have anyone encouraging them to choose life.
“A lot of girls need people to step in and say, ‘We will love you. We will be Jesus’ hands and feet. We will help you make this right decision,’” St. James said.
part of an interview with writer Sean Paul Murphy by Ibelisse Sanchez at “A Writer’s Inkhorn”:
Why did you choose to write the screenplay for Sarah’s Choice?
I always wanted to write something about abortion. I’ve had a couple of ideas, but I never bothered writing them because I didn’t think the mainstream market would be interested in them. As for “Sarah’s Choice,” we didn’t choose it, we were chosen for it. David A.R. White approached us with a short treatment by one of the executive producers that dealt with a female reporter investigating the subject of abortion. We liked it, but we were afraid it wouldn’t involve the audience deeply enough on an emotional level. We thought it would be better to deal with one woman making a decision than to deal with issue of abortion more abstractly. It’s always better to write about people than issues. Obviously, we borrowed the concept of the three visions from Charles Dickens. The visions were very important because women who can “see” their unborn children as actual human beings rarely abort them. We also wanted to deal with the problem of women who were spiritually or psychologically damaged by their decision to have an abortion. Tim and I both knew women dealing with that problem, and, since the release of the film, we have been approached by many more. We are quite happy with the film and we are grateful for the effect it is having in the lives of many people. It’s actually quite humbling.