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16 / 04 / 2008 - New Pro-Life Movie Gives Obama and Clinton Answers on When Life Begins
A new pro-life themed movie provides pro-abortion presidential candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton with the answers to the question that stumped them at Sunday's night's faith forum. The head of a pro-life film group says the movie "Come What May" answers the question of when life begins.
As LifeNews.com reported, both Obama and Clinton hedged when asked the question about when life begins.
They appeared to not understand that the union of sperm and egg confers a unique human being with a separate DNA from his or her mother and that growth and development are all that remain during the pregnancy.
"This is something that I have not, I think, come to a firm resolution on," Obama said in the forum. "I think it's very hard to know what that means, when life begins."
Clinton was more elusive in her response, couching her answer in terms of "potential" life.
George Escobar, founder of Advent Film Group, says a "rough-cut" clip from its upcoming movie, Come What May, has been posted on GoogleVideo and GodTube.
Escobar says the clip gives a simple and profound answer to the moral question.
"When life begins is a 'politicized' moral issue," he told LifeNews.com.
"Presidential candidates from both parties recognize this and are waffling," he added. "We hope this clip encourages them (and voters) to take a clear stand for life."
Escobar is looking beyond the presidential elections to see what kind of impact more pro-life movies can make -- especially in light of the success of the heart-warming film Bella and its success at the box office.
He says AFG is training a new generation of Christian filmmakers, drawn from the homeschooling community nationwide, to go beyond the film industry's "fuzzy faith-based" movies by tackling tough moral and social issues head-on.
AFG is also helping to address the distressing lack of qualified Christian filmmakers needed to fill key positions as directors of big-budget movies.
He hopes that more pro-life people in the movie industry will direct and shape the content of films to be more receptive to pro-life themes.
A born-again believer and homeschooling dad, Escobar is a former American Film Institute Producing Fellow and recent VP of Product Development for Discovery and Executive Director for AOL Video.