I'll just offer a few observations here, as I don't want to get into a full-on review, especially since there are hundreds of more-detailed reviews online. To preface this review, I'm going mostly on techincal/production quality merit... the story was compelling, and the movie is worth watching, but I don't feel this movie was worth a full $10+ ticket price at a movie theater.
Last night I was in attendance at 40 Days for Life St. Louis' Benefit dinner, and was happy to hear about a new initiative, the St. Louis Coalition for Life, to help put an end abortion in St. Louis (and Missouri!), and to raise awareness about other life issues.
Browse around their website and check out some of their upcoming events. This coming year, the 39th since the passage of Roe vs. Wade, promises to be interesting, as Missouri is one of the states with only one Planned Parenthood providing abortion 'services' (the one at Forest Park Pkwy in the Central West End.
Now here's a music star (and TV show host) I can sympathize with:
"The greatest gift on earth is a child" ...
<Reporter:> Would you like to a dad? <Nick:> "I mean, yeah, that's the purpose of union and gettin' married, to have a family. We'd love to expand!"
I am pleased to announce that, within a month or two, a Spanish version of the popular PROLIFE Wristbands will become available. Vida Humana International affiliates will be distributing the wristbands, first to Latin American nations, and then, hopefully, to other nations. The new wristbands will be bilingual, pronouncing 'PROLIFE' on one side, and 'PROVIDA' on the other, and will be the same color blue as the original PROLIFE Wristband.
Over 100,000 youth and adult-sized PROLIFE Wristbands have been sold since my sister and I received our first 10,000 in November of 2004. For more information, please visit the PROLIFE Wristband website. Please pray that the success of these wristbands will help to spread and strengthen the right to life throughout the world, no matter what language a person speaks!
I just wanted to remind anyone who has forgotten or enlighten anyone who doesn't yet know about the PROLIFE Wristbands. I have a picture of what one looks like on the sidebar of this blog, and I wanted to post some new information on my blog so more people would know about it.
As of right now, there are four nationwide vendors (three even accept worldwide orders!), three of which sell both adult- and youth-sized wristbands. Two of them accept credit card (in addition to personal checks and money orders). The original vendor, the St. Louis Pro-Life Office, still only sells the adult-sized wristbands, but I recommend you go through them if possible, because I'm sure they do many great things with whatever money they earn from the wristbands, and they are close to where I live!
From a pro-abortion woman who recently commented on the PROLIFE Wristbands:
"[After my abortion], I fear I would go out of my way to tell all the antis who say "Abortion damages women!/All women feel guilt after their abortions!" that I am neither damaged nor guilty. Not for any productive reason. Just to watch the fur fly as they try and insist that I REALLY REALLY do feel guilty, I just don't know it."
(I'd rather not give the link to the author's site; much of what she had to say was tasteless and vulgar.)
The problem here (besides a new abbreviated label for Pro-Lifers) is that this woman doesn't quite understand what we mean when we say women need healing after an abortion.
My sister and I have just received our final shipment of wristbands - 10,000 youth-sized (180 mm circuference) PROLIFE Wristbands, to be exact! If you would like some, we are selling them for the extremely low price of 25¢ each, for quantities of 50 or more (sorry, we can't sell them in smaller quantities), plus a small shipping fee.
Here's a size comparison of the youth (180mm) and adult (208mm) sized wristband: