By Emily Sheboy - Prolife Youth Blogger
10. Horton Hears a Who
Though this movie is designed for children, it carries a strong prolife message. We meet Horton, an elephant who hears the voices of microscopic beings whose planet exists on a speck of dust. There are many individuals who hate Horton for protecting his dust speck, but he famously utters “A person’s a person, no matter how small.” Horton Hears a Who is a great family film for demonstrating the value of life at any stage, to all ages.
Juno is an incredibly popular movie, and its message was unintentionally prolife. It would have been rated higher on this list, except for the idea that everyone’s already seen it. We meet Juno, a pregnant teenager who runs out of an abortion clinic after hearing the words “Your baby has fingernails.” She then explores adoption for her baby, knowing that she cannot raise it at her age. It is a wonderful movie, demonstrating the importance of adoption in the prolife cause.
Crescendo is based on an incredible true story. It follows Ludwig Van Beethoven’s mother during her pregnancy with him. She attempted to kill herself during her pregnancy, but ultimately gives birth to the incredible Beethoven. This very short (15 minute) film is designed to make people think about the lives of the unborn, and potentially think about the repercussions of killing people who have not yet had a chance to live.
7. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
This incredibly sad film follows two women in the USSR. One of them is pregnant with an unwanted child. The other’s goal is to help her friend obtain an illegal abortion. This film follows these women through the pain and treachery that is abortion, particularly in a place where abortion is punishable by death.
6. Knocked Up
This comedy follows two individuals after a one night stand, where the woman ends up pregnant. Rather than aborting, she makes the decision to keep her baby. This movie follows the father (Played by Seth Rogen) as he attempts to become a father himself. WARNING: RATED R FOR LANGUAGE AND INAPPROPRIATE SCENES.
5. Come What May
At what stage does life begin? This movie attempts to answer that question exactly. In it, we meet a boy named Caleb who is on his school’s debate team. He attempts to defend the prochoice position, but his opinions are changed when his mother, a real life judge, takes a case regarding parent notification laws in a state and asks Caleb’s friend to be her intern.
4. Revolutionary Road
This movie follows married couple Frank and April who have found themselves pregnant. April wants to have an abortion, and her desire is heightened further when she realizes that her husband is cheating on her. Due to the fact that this movie takes place in 1960, she attempts to give herself a vacuum aspiration abortion which kills her. Would she have aborted if there were any other choice?
3. Gimme Shelter
16 year old pregnant Apple is thrown out on the streets by her abusive mother. She runs to her father’s house, but when that arrangement is unhealthy she ends up in a homeless shelter where she sees the beauty in everyone. She finally makes friends with the other pregnant girls in the women’s shelter.
2. October Baby
October Baby is a movie about young girl Hannah who finds out that her parents are not her biological parents. She was the survivor of a botched abortion. She goes on a journey to find her birth mother, and subsequently find herself.
Bella is a movie about a woman named Nina who is pregnant but not ready for a baby. She talks to her boss about this, and he takes her to meet his family, and support her. The movie shows the life that would have been lost if her daughter, Bella, were aborted.
That is our top ten list of Prolife movies! Happy watching!