Facebook Blocks Advertising for Pro-Life ‘Roe v. Wade’ Film

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by David Nussman  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  January 15, 2019   

Roe v. Wade documents infamous Supreme Court case, slated to come to theaters later this year

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DETROIT (ChurchMilitant.com) - A pro-life film will tell the real story of the lies and manipulation that led to decriminalized abortion in the United States. 

The movie, called simply Roe v. Wade, documents the inside story behind the U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, which made abortion legal throughout the country.

Roe v. Wade is expected to come to theaters later this year, but the exact release date is unknown. The movie tells, in part, of a conspiracy to push for legalized abortion through pro-abortion messaging in news and entertainment.

Now, Facebook is blocking efforts to promote the Roe v. Wade movie. On Monday, the social media giant rejected producer and director Nick Loeb's attempt to "boost" a post about the film by paying Facebook to put it on more users' timelines.

"Your ad isn't approved because it doesn't comply with our Advertising Policies," Loeb was told by the social media website.

The offending post linked to a Hollywood Reporter article about the film, according to a report from LifeSiteNews.

A teaser trailer for the film is available online and will also be shown at the March for Life this week. The three-minute trailer includes video from Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings, highlighting how the Roe v. Wade decision was brought up time and time again — showing that the ruling is an important and controversial part of the Supreme Court's history.

The filmmakers have faced tough opposition to their work. The film was largely shot in secret to avoid opposition from pro-abortion forces in Hollywood and elsewhere. At first, when the filmmakers were upfront about the nature of the film, they had key staff members quit who objected to it being pro-life.

There were also issues with getting permission to film in some locations. To avoid more of these problems, they decided to be more low-key about the film's pro-life messaging for the duration of the filming.

This is not the first time the film Roe v. Wade encountered difficulties with Facebook. In January 2018, the social media website cracked down on access to the movie's crowdfunding site. A post from the movie's Facebook page at the time stated, "Facebook has banned us from inviting friends to 'Like' our page and from 'Sharing' our PAID ads."

In the movie, Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight plays U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger.

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Other members of the cast include Corbin Bernsen, Steve Guttenberg, William Forsythe and Robert Davi — all playing Supreme Court justices.

The movie's protagonist is Mildred Jefferson, the first African American woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School. Jefferson opposed the decriminalization of abortion. She was co-founder and president of the National Right to Life Committee.

In the Roe v. Wade film, Jefferson is being played by actress Stacey Dash.

Loeb, the movie's producer and director, also stars in the film. Loeb plays Bernard Nathanson, an abortion doctor and the founder of pro-abortion lobbying group NARAL. The historical Nathanson recanted later in life after becoming convinced that abortion ends a human life, and he became an outspoken member of the pro-life movement. In 1984, Nathanson lent his voice to pro-life film The Silent Scream, which sought to expose the evils of abortion using ultrasound video of the procedure.

Loeb has been involved for several years now in a court battle with former fiancée Sofía Vergara over two frozen embryos. The couple created the embryos back in 2013 and had them stored at a Beverly Hills clinic with the end goal of finding a surrogate mother to carry their pre-born child to term.

Every day my pro-life stance grows stronger.

Speaking with LifeSiteNews back in January 2018, Loeb said, "Every day my pro-life stance grows stronger."

Loeb also told LifeSiteNews, "As I've read the history of the abortion movement — more than 40 books — and educated myself on how it works and seen all the pictures … all have made me more adamant to protect life."

"Some who have been pro-choice have read my screenplay and have changed their minds on the topic," Loeb continued, "especially when they read the part about Dr. Bernard Nathanson. Some who had always thought what was in the womb was just a glob of cells now understand that this is a human life."


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