77. I Was Wrong (2007)
short documentary directed by: Wout Heslinga
Order the dvd at Joyce Zounis’ company, “Beyond the Bandaide”
Features interviews with:
Description from http://www.christiancinema.com/
“She said she had been raped. It was a lie.
Norma McCorvey, “Jane Roe” of Roe v. Wade, never could have imagined the outcome of her deception: 4,000 abortions a day since 1973. Norma never had an abortion, but her Supreme Court case brought abortion on demand to America. Darkness and disillusionment plagued her life with baby parts, alcohol, drugs, and suicidal attempts. The power of prayer plus the loving actions of a little girl and others drove Norma from working in an abortion center into the arms of Jesus.
Joyce Zounis’ choice of abortion, not once but seven times, nearly cost her life. Tormented by disbelief, she lived a nightmare of anger, guilt, and disconnection. She grieves not only for her seven children but also for the heritage of their children. Touched by the truth of God’s tender love through a radio show, Joyce now shares her gripping story to reach those who desperately need hope and healing.
I Was Wrong captures the changed hearts of two women restored by the redemptive forgiveness of Jesus Christ and brings a deeper understanding of how abortion strikes at the heart and soul of America.”
part of a review from Your Walk Movie Report in the Care Net Report
by Matthew Waters
The film is most powerful as it captures McCorvey’s transition from symbol of abortion rights activist to Christian, and eventually pro-life advocate, and it manages to accomplish this in 30 short minutes. This is a credit to the tight editing done by the Dutch film company, EO International.
According to Joyce Zounis, who also makes an appearance in the film, the Dutch company paid for and produced all of the footage and editing, and added the excellent soundtrack. In the end you have an unequivocally pro-life, Christian, historical film that traverses multiple themes – from repentance to redemption.
Additionally, the film lends a great deal of perspective to those who may be newcomers to the pro-life movement. For those who have been in the movement for years, the grainy black and white footage of the 1973 ABC news segment, and the photos displaying a variety of clothing fashions from the 60s to the 80s remind viewers that the modern right-to-life issue is almost half a century old.
Also, it is a credit to the film that it is family friendly; no grotesque images of aborted babies appear. But it does have Ms. McCorvey’s memory detailing her experience as an abortion clinic worker, and those details are grisly.