March 23: October Baby-A Story of Survival, Discovery and Forgiveness

A friend on Facebook posted a link to a new film called October Baby.  It premieres March 23.  It carries a PG-13 rating.

It is based on a true story.  Hannah, a young woman, goes with her friends in search of her past after receiving a severe medical diagnosis and learning the truth that she was adopted. She is told the terrifying fact that her birth mother had attempted abortion yet the procedure was botched and her baby (Hannah) survived the ordeal.

Hannah is determined to find her birth mother, find out why she was rejected, and why her mother wanted the unborn child aborted.  It is an emotional journey for Hannah as she pieces together the truth of her conception and her mother’s decision.

According to the website:

“The producers of OCTOBER BABY have assigned 10% of the profits of the movie to the Every Life is Beautiful Fund, which will distribute funds to frontline organizations helping women facing crisis pregnancies, life-affirming adoption agencies, and those caring for orphans.”

Reflection:

Today I was talking with a young woman, working on her Ph.D at University, about October Baby.  I have known her for ten years.  What surprised me was that she said that her mother attempted two times to abort her because she and her husband were separating.  When her mother returned to the doctor for a third attempt, the doctor refused which was very good news for this young woman. Asking her how she felt about her mother, she said that she loved her mother and did not hold this against her because she was facing a difficult time in her life.

Emily Dickerson wrote, “This world is not a conclusion; a sequel stands beyond, invisible as music, but positive, as sound…”  Today you have the opportunity to add music to a life.

As I have stated more than once on this blog, life is precious on this planet traversing the cosmos.  There are many unwanted people (unborn, babies, children, teenagers, young adults, middle-aged and older adults) in our communities.  If you have an opportunity to reach out and touch someone with your love and care, allow yourself to be a blessing.

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G. D. Williams       © 2012

October Baby

http://octoberbabymovie.net/

October Baby: Gianna Jessen

http://youtu.be/NosdFph2JgI

LA Times

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-word-20120322,0,5668300.story

The Hollywood Reporter

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/october-baby-film-review-303409

Hot Air

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/03/16/film-review-october-baby/

Chicago Tribune

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-03-22/entertainment/sc-mov-0320-october-baby-20120322_1_late-term-abortion-hannah-health-issues

Zap 2 it

http://blog.zap2it.com/pop2it/2012/03/october-baby-will-you-see-the-anti-abortion-drama.html

 

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