Touching Pro-Life Short Film Shows the Inherent Value of All Life

“City of Saints,” a mini-documentary film series featuring seven true stories, just released its fourth episode, entitled “The Unexpected Gift.” The episode follows a young mom as she shares her journey through teen pregnancy.

Just after telling her parents, the expecting teen went to her first ultrasound appointment, to learn that her son likely wouldn’t live through birth, and if he did that he would have severe deformities.

Many teenagers in Jake’s mom’s position would have bought into the lie that abortion is the only option. Thankfully, she was supported by a strong community and family who ensured that they would be by her side.

After months of hoping and praying, Jake was successfully delivered and has been an “incredible gift” to the family ever since.

Jake’s grandfather says, “I don’t think God ever became more real for us than when Jake was born. Jake has totally transformed our family.”

Unfortunately, the story of Jake’s family is not the prevailing narrative when it comes to pre-natal diagnoses.

According to this article, every year, 133,000 women will receive a “poor pre-natal diagnosis,” indicating that their child is “afflicted with a chromosomal abnormality or a serious defect in a vital organ.”

90% of these pregnancies ended in abortion.

This film points to the inherent value of all life, even when it may not be convenient, easy, or expected.

Jake’s mother speaks to this by saying, “No matter what his physical body will be like on earth, he has a whole soul. His soul is whole. It’s whole while it’s here on earth and it’s going to be whole when he’s in heaven.”

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We hope this article enlightened and inspired you to stand up for life.

Despite the overturning of Roe v. Wade, abortions are still prevalent in our nation. As a response to the overturning, the media: from the news to entertainment sources to even political figures and celebrities, have pushed abortion as an ongoing agenda, shaping the way this generation thinks and acts. Misinformation is being spread every day, and people are sadly believing the lies.

Our articles and stories aim to tell one thing: the truth.

We know that it is both a blessing and a challenge to understand the reality of abortion, because knowledge incites belief, and belief incites action. But we’re in this together. We believe that we can make abortion unthinkable.

With your support, we look forward to a future where young women are empowered to fight for their own rights: a right to bring life into the world, to be fearless leaders, to be examples of hope, strength, and undeterred resilience. We look forward to a future where life can happen.

If this article strengthened your belief to reach women everywhere with the truth and to let life happen, then please consider helping us extend our reach by making a gift right now. Your gift of just $10 or $20 helps our mission to create a story of hope and empowerment for every woman facing an unplanned pregnancy.

We aim to create a culture that views “pro-life” as equivalent to having empathy and compassion, providing holistic care (before and beyond pregnancy) and education, and most importantly, choosing to speak and act in love. We are pro-life, pro-love, pro-woman, pro-solution.

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