Aug. 10, 2010
In the past few weeks, a number of media outlets have written about a new-ish documentary on an abortion clinic and a pregnancy resource center (PRC) in Ft. Pierce, Florida, "12th and Delaware".
Featured on HBO on August 2nd, the movie was hailed by groups such as NARAL Pro Choice America, who encouraged its followers to organize 12th and Delaware viewing parties. Although the movie is strongly advocated by abortion-rights groups, Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, the producers who also produced the movie Jesus Camp - make the (hard-to-believe) claim that the documentary is neutral and unbiased.
In truth, the movie appears to be another attempt to antagonize and attack the positive and life-affirming work of PRCs. The producers have a strong anti-life agenda and were not honest, nor transparent about their plans with the participants from the Pregnancy Care Center in Ft. Pierce. Reportedly Anne Lotierzo, Executive Director of the PRC that was filmed, was not shown an accurate version of the documentary as was promised, nor was she told that the abortion clinic across the street would also be filmed for the documentary. See Human Life International's press release for more information
Care Net, a group representing over 1000 life-affirming PRCs issued a release on the movie, including the following quote: if you watch the film, we challenge you to take notes and do your own research. Visit your local pregnancy center and find out about their work for yourself. Perhaps youve been a client of a pregnancy center yourself what did you experience? We encourage you to share your story and let the truth be told.
For the real story behind the heroic work of PRCs, visit A Passion to Serve, A Vision for Life.