The movie trailer for the controversial Roe v. Wade conspiracy story has been released, amidst fierce criticism from pro-choice factions. It details the landmark 1973 U.S. Supreme Court case that first guaranteed a woman’s right to abortion in America.
Watch the trailer here:
Co-produced by Nick Loeb and Cathy Allyn, the film stars Jon Voight and Robert Davi as Supreme Court justices. Mildred Jefferson (the first black woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School, who is also the former president of National Right to Life) is played by Clueless star Stacey Dash, and Feminine Mystique author and staunch feminist Betty Friedan is played by Lucy Davenport. Norma McCorvey, known as Jane Roe during the case, is played by Summer Joy Campbell, and Loeb plays abortionist-turned-pro-life leader Dr. Bernard Nathanson.
Filming of the movie has been shrouded in secrecy. Loeb has reported key actors resigning, difficulties in securing set locations and general hostility – all due to the pro-life content and premise that the Roe v. Wade case was the result of lies, manipulation and, ultimately, the death of many millions of unborn children.
“It’s one of the most controversial political decisions in history. It divides us and makes us uncomfortable,” Loeb said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
“… No one has really told the whole truth about Roe v. Wade in a film. When I delved into this, I discovered conspiracy theories, fake news, made-up statistics and a whole lot of people involved who switched their positions from pro-choice to pro-life, including Norma.”
Who is Norma McCorvey?
Norma, who died aged 69 in February 2017, had a horrific childhood marked by abuse of all kinds. The pregnancy at the centre of the Roe v. Wade case was Norma’s third, and she gave birth to a baby girl who she gave up for adoption. The law wasn’t passed soon enough for her to have an abortion herself.
While initially Norma staunchly supported the pro-choice movement and even worked at a women’s clinic where abortions were performed, in the early 1990s she became a Christian and spent the rest of her life on the other side of the debate. Norma passionately advocated for the unborn, forming her own group called Roe No More Ministry in 1997 and travelling around the U.S. speaking out against abortion.
In testimony for a Senate subcommittee in 1998, McCorvey said:
“I am dedicated to spending the rest of my life undoing the law that bears my name.”
Behind the scenes struggles for Roe v. Wade film
Roe v. Wade film plot
The storyline begins with Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood. Her initiative was called the Negro Project and she is shown delivering a speech at a KKK rally, describing her intentions to reduce the growth of the African American population in America.
Famous abortionist Dr Bernard Nathanson and feminist Betty Friedan join the cause and together they scour the country to find a pregnant girl they can use to sue the government for her right to have an abortion.
Enter Norma McCorvey: a broke girl with a 10th grade education, now famously known as “Jane Roe.” The Planned Parenthood team convinces Norma that she can have an abortion if she sues, knowing full well that her case will never get to the courts in time.
Norma dutifully proceeds to sue Henry Wade, the district attorney of Dallas County, and Roe v. Wade is born.
With the case before the courts, the film shows Bernard and Betty intent on attracting the sympathies of the justices to vote in their direction, even feeding fake polls and statistics to the media, and bringing Hollywood on board to air TV shows and movies about abortion in order to influence public opinion and manipulate the courts.
But there were a few people willing to step up to fight them. This fight is led by the film’s protagonist Mildred Jefferson, the first African American woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School. She believed that she became a doctor to protect life, not destroy it. Not only was she trying to save lives, she was trying to save her race.
Mildred and her team marched, held up signs, got the police to raid illegal abortion clinics, adopted the unborn and prayed to God for help. Although they did everything they could possible do, the ban on abortion was overturned.
The movie ends with sombre introspection. Bernard, through the help of new sonogram technology, realises he is killing babies. He confesses to all the lies and becomes a leading activist in the pro-life movement. Even Norma (Jane Roe) realises she was manipulated and becomes a leading activist to protect life.
Synopsis from the movie’s official GoFundMe page.