"October Baby" is out on DVD now. Everyone on STR's staff who saw it loved it. I took my niece to see it in the theater and we loved it. We had lunch beforehand, and when the server asked us what we were seeing, she raved about the movie, too. It's a gentle, beautiful message about the value of the unborn and the horrible truth that abortion kills an innocent, vulnerable child.
Inspired by Gianna Jessen's true-life story about surviving an abortion, the movie is about Hannah who learns she was not only adopted, but survived an abortion. She sets out to learn the missing details of her life. She discovers Mary, the nurse who assisted in the abortion and then witnessed her birth. Hannah finally finds out part of what happened. In addition to telling her about her mother, whose story is shared compassionately, Mary's description of the realities of abortion are expressed gently and tastefully. It'll break your heart, as it should, but it won't repulse you. You can tell that Mary has been waiting years to be able to get this off her conscience, and the theme of forgiveness and grace is woven throughout the movie. The movie tells the truth about abortion, and it also offers the truth about forgiveness and peace God is anxious to give. Convicton and reconciliation are both in this story. Ultimately Hannah is able to find peace about what she learns and embrace the gift she was given in being adopted by parents who love her.
The movie is beautifully filmed and the soundtrack is really wonderful. I bought the album as soon as I got home.
Watch it with your family, your church - and make sure you watch the credits. There's another wonderful story told there.
The filmmakers have created a website as a resource advocating "every life is beautiful." It has a variety of important resources.