EL CENTRO — The Real Hope Center and the IV Life Center hosted a prerelease in-person screening of the movie Roe V. Wade in the sanctuary of Christ Community Church, 6th and Orange Ave. in El Centro Wednesday, March 24. Additionally, a virtual on-demand discounted rental ($12.99) is available for a limited time on the co-sponsored website: watchroevwade.com/realhope.
According to the release, the Roe V. Wade movie, directed by Nick Loeb and Cathy Allyn, relates the history of the 1973 landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that guaranteed a woman's right to abortion. Loeb narrates the story from the point of view of Dr. Bernard Nathanson, a prominent abortion doctor who had a change of heart when confronted by the reality and consequences of abortion.
Nick Loeb (Dr. Nathanson) joins a star-studded cast for the film that includes: Stacey Dash (Mildred Jefferson), Jamie Kennedy (Lawrence Lader), Jon Voight (Warren E. Burger), Robert Davi (William J. Brennan Jr.), Corbin Bernsen (Harry Blackmun), John Schneider (Byron White), Steve Guttenberg (Lewis F. Powell Jr.), Wade Williams (William Rehnquist), William Forsythe (Potter Stewart), Greer Grammer (Sarah Weddington), and Summer Joy Campbell who plays Norma McCorvey a.k.a. Jane Roe — the plaintiff in the Roe v. Wade court case.
Roe V. Wade recently premiered at CPAC, attended by former President Donald Trump, and is set to be released to the public in April.
The Roe V. Wade movie's self-described synopsis begins:
"Dr. Bernard Nathanson and Dr. Mildred Jefferson square off in a national battle in this untold conspiracy that led to the most famous and controversial court case in history.
The film begins with Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, who launched an initiative called "The Negro Project." She gives a speech at a KKK rally, describing her intentions to reduce the growth of the African American population by legalizing abortions. Quickly, Dr. Bernard Nathanson, the most outspoken doctor performing abortions during this time, joins her cause, followed by outspoken feminist Betty Friedan. A team of activists begin to search the country, looking for a pregnant girl they can use to sue the government for her right to have an abortion. They find the perfect pawn: a young woman with a 10th-grade education, struggling with poverty and other issues, named Norma McCorvey, now famously known as "Jane Roe. We watch as Norma and her legal team sue Henry Wade, the district attorney of Dallas County.
Roe v. Wade is born."