Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Free Film: We Choose Life by Dave Sterrett


In 2016, I had the opportunity to review Dave Sterrett's wonderful book, We Choose Life.  You can find my review here.  The book includes 17 different essays written by various individuals of all walks of life.  The list includes former abortion workers, individuals conceived through rape or incest, and men who confess to struggling with post-abortive guilt.  Further, as an added bonus, the work features an appendix written by Life Training Institute's Scott Klusendorf demonstrating to the reader how to make the case for life in 5 minutes or less.

The above film offers a look at some of the stories contained in We Choose Life.  I encourage our readers to not only view this film, but also share it with others!

My notes are as follows:
  • Right away the video mentions forgiveness, healing and hope.  This is precisely what followers of Christ need to be ready to offer those who have made the choice to have an abortion.
  • Sterrett's sincere passion and love for others is evident in the beginning of the film.  
  • The gospel is shared clearly within the first 3 minutes.  Amen!
  • Sterrett compares slavery to abortion and uses the S.L.E.D. approach in arguing for the unborn. Well done!
  • The racist ideas of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Singer are highlighted.  For more on Singer, go here.
  • Ephesians 5:11 and Proverbs 24:10-12 are shared in an effort to call Christians to action.
  • Former Planned Parenthood employee Ramona Trevino shares her story.
  • Trevino became pregnant at 16 and shortly after became a manager at Planned Parenthood.
  • She shares how she confronted the moral implications of her job.  
  • It is noteworthy that someone who was so involved in the abortion industry readily admits that what is in the womb is an "innocent baby."
  • Sterrett shares Proverbs 31:8 and shares a powerful illustration.
  • I am impressed with Sterrett's ability to remain both empathetic, but uncompromising in regard to the truth about abortion.
  • Sterrett wisely encourages those standing for the unborn to focus on the question, "What is the unborn?"
  • Sterrett explains the S.L.E.D. test in more detail.  All defenders of the unborn need to learn this method.  Learn it here.
  • He continues by addressing some common objections or claims made by the pro-abortion choice crowd.  Most notably, he addresses the oft-repeated claim that in the case of rape, abortion is okay.  For more on this common claim, go here.
  • He also addresses the oft-repeated claim that "While I'm personally against abortion, we should not make it illegal.  It should be between a woman, her doctor and her God."
  • Sterrett uses a tactic called, "Trotting out the Toddler."  You can learn more about that tool here.
  • Lila Rose of Live Action shares her story.
  • During Rose's story, an image is shared of a child that had been aborted in the first trimester. While some would object to the use of such imagery, I would contend that if there is nothing wrong with abortion, what is the problem?  In other words, if some pro-abortion choice advocates are right, and this isn't a child, then how is this any different than looking at a liver that has been removed?  I believe we all know, deep down, that it is a baby, and that is why some object to the use of such imagery.
  • Rose shares that her organization is determined to expose the lies surrounding abortion and, more specifically, the lies told by Planned Parenthood.  For more on the lies told by PP, see here.
  • Sterrett shares the beauty of a child in the womb as seen through sonograms. 
  • He then defends the use of pictures in changing the minds of those that are pro-abortion choice.
  • Sterrett continues by explaining what exactly abortion is.  He shares the different types of abortion that are popular.  Graphic video footage is shown.  Again, in my view, if you are going to defend abortion, own it.  While this footage is shocking, it needs to be seen.
  • Melissa Ohden shares her story of surviving a botched abortion and being adopted.  This testimony is powerful.  
This is a powerful film that needs to be seen far and wide by both Christians and non-Christians. Sterrett does a great job of integrating powerful arguments with impactful stories.  

Courage and Godspeed,
Chad

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