The abortion debate has been rigged in popular American culture for decades.
Now, one filmmaker is looking to change that.
Nick Loeb secretively has begun filming a pro-life Roe v. Wade feature film that is enlisting the star power of Robert Davi, Jon Voight, and Stacey Dash, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The film set was struck with drama when a few hired staff members abruptly quit after discovering it wouldn’t portray the pro-abortion narrative about the landmark case.
“I have been doing research on the movie trying to figure out who is producing and what the gist of the story is, and I finally found it and so I am withdrawing from this project,” one location scout said. “I am a staunch pro-abortion feminist activist and I will not be party to such horrible propaganda.”
A production assistant also quit after learning the film’s message. She asked if Loeb was the director, threw her headset down, and marched off the set.
“When I told her I was, she told me to go f*** myself,” Loeb told THR. “Then she threw her headset on the ground and walked off. I found out later she was our electrician.”
Actors have also quit and the director even resigned on the first day of shooting. After that, Loeb jumped into the director’s chair himself.
“We had to replace three local actors, including one who was to play Norma McCorvey [better known as Jane Roe, the plaintiff in the landmark case], even after she begged for the role,” Loeb said.
Louisiana State University shuttered its campus to the pro-life film after discovering its content.
“We were told we were rejected due to our content, even though it will be a PG-rated film. They refused to put it in writing, but they told us on the phone it was due to content,” Loeb said.
A synagogue even locked its doors to the crew after discovering the film’s intentions.
“Once they found out what the film was about, they locked us out. We had to call the police so that the extras and caterers could retrieve their possessions,“ Loeb explained.
Loeb told LifeNews earlier about the motivation behind the film.
“This is the untold story of how [abortion activists] lied and manipulated Jane Roe, the media, and the courts into the decision to allow abortion in 1973,” Loeb said.
Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., plays a cameo in the upcoming film.
“This big-screen movie is the real untold story of how mountains of lies led to an injustice that has deprived millions of people of human dignity and human rights,” she said in a promotional video.
Actor Jon Voight plays a Supreme Court justice in the film, LifeNews reported.
Part of the “untold story,” according to the film, is Planned Parenthood’s quest to recruit a pregnant girl to bring a lawsuit for the “right” to have an abortion.
“[Dr. Bernard Nathanson and Betty Friedan], along with the team at Planned Parenthood, search the country to find a pregnant girl they can use to sue the government for her right to have an abortion,” the film’s description says.
Norma McCorvey is the woman they found. She would later — after a personal “conversion” — become a pro-life advocate.
“No one has really told the whole truth about Roe v. Wade in a film.”
“It’s one of the most controversial political decisions in history. It divides us and makes us uncomfortable,” Loeb told THR about Roe v. Wade. He also told the publication his court battle with former girlfriend and actress Sofia Vergara over access to the couple’s frozen embryos informed the film.
“I have my own pro-life issue going on with my fight over embryos, but no one has really told the whole truth about Roe v. Wade in a film,” he said.
“When I delved into this, I discovered conspiracy theories, fake news, made-up statistics, and a whole lot of people involved who switched their positions from pro-choice to pro-life, including Norma [McCorvey],” he continued.
The film has been enveloped in controversy since its announcement last summer. Facebook blocked all crowdfunding for the film on its platform by restricting its ability to share posts or run ads.