Oh friends… Oh. Friends.
This week I went to a family holiday party at a church and saw such a flyer I could hardly believe it was real. I could just show you the whole thing, indeed you can skip to the end if you want, but what I’d really like is to take you on the full journey.
So there I was, waiting for my kid to get back from the bathroom when I looked up at a cork board filled with the usual flyers and one very special flyer for a movie night.
It’s a Church Movie Event and the movie is called Sarah’s Choice. I wonder what on earth she could possibly be choosing? How can we know!?
Yeah. Sarah is pregnant and she has to choose not to have an abortion through some really labored Dickensian plot devices. Isn’t it clever that they call it Sarah’s Choice? Here’s the IMDB movie synopsis:
Sarah Collins is considering an abortion. Before she makes her final decision, she is presented with three visions causing her to think about the impact on her future.
Sarah obviously needs some visions to help her consider the future. How could a woman possibly come to the right decision on her own?
I found a full plot summary here (linked with Do Not Link). So clearly Sarah gets pregnant out of wedlock (only unmarried women consider having abortions…but not really)
Sarah decides to tell her un-motivated and immature boyfriend she is pregnant.
Sarah then asks Matt, “Are you glad we did it? Are you glad we got married?” “It wasn’t like we had much of a choice.” Matt responds, “Oh we had a choice, and we made the right one.” Sarah looks endearingly at a Christmas ornament that says “mom” on it.
Though raised in a Christian home, Sarah becomes pregnant by her boyfriend.
What I want to know is what world is a 31 year old woman considered to be a young woman? I mean come on now. Aren’t there other actual young Christian girls singers that you could use for this part? Rebecca St. James is almost old enough to be a Grandmother.
Plus at her age who the hell cares if she is going to have a baby? I can’t see any reason to have a conflict. So what she is going to be a singer? I am pretty damn sure that female singers do that all the time. It sure doesn’t hurt their careers.
Nope. At 31 you couldn’t possibly be conflicted about having a baby and having a baby has never hurt any woman’s career. Never, not ever.
But let’s finish by returning to what is maybe the best part of it all. Let’s look at the whole poster…
No childcare for the anti-abortion movie event. It’s always nice to see how people who don’t want women to (have a right to) choose abortion support women who do have children.
2 thoughts on “An Anti-Choice Holiday Journey”
>No childcare for the anti-abortion movie event.
American reproductive politics in a nutshell.
I wish I couldn’t believe it was real, but I’m not at all surprised. I watched a short film that anti-choicers (including Justin Bieber’s mother) were using to raise money for crisis pregnancy centers. The pregnant woman has a drunk, abusive husband who calls her a whore. She almost commits suicide, but then decides against it and her baby turns out to be Beethoven! Their propaganda is ridiculous.