The new movie “Come What May” by Advent Film Group dramatizes the facts Christians hope one day will be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade, which allows abortions through all nine months of pregnancy. And now streaming highlights of the new feature can be viewed starting today at the American Family Association’s website.
“Come What May,” which already has been shown to packed houses in Grants Pass, Ore., and Harrisonburg, Va., features the character Caleb, a Christian student attending Patrick Henry, who is caught in a moral tug-of-war as he challenges Roe v. Wade at the National Moot Court Championship. At the same time, the character’s mother, a feminist attorney, argues the case at the U.S. Supreme Court, but on the opposing side.
Students at Patrick Henry have won the Moot Court national debate crown
twice in the school’s eight-year existence, and they’ve defeated
debating bastion Oxford twice, including once in England using UK laws.
The microbudget project, for which WND is serving as one sponsor, already has had half a dozen offers for distribution, according to George Escobar of Advent Film Group.
He told WND the plans are for the movie to be streamed online on GodTube later this month, but exact details still are being worked out.
In the meantime, he has confirmed, the American Family Association’s website will stream a segment of “Come What May” each day for five days, starting today.
“Our intention is that people see the compelling arguments for overturning Roe v. Wade if there are the right Supreme Court justices on the bench,” Escobar told WND.
In the Roe v. Wade opinion, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun hinted the decision eventually could be overturned, leaving abortion laws up to individual states.
He concluded that if the “personhood” of the preborn could be established, “the case, of course, collapses, for the fetus’ right to life is then guaranteed specifically by the [14th] Amendment.”
The advances in scientific and medical knowledge over the past four decades have created huge conflicts over the issue of the beginning of life. Voters in Colorado will decide Nov. 4 on a ballot initiative that would recognize the unborn as a person – given the same constitutional protections as anyone else – from the moment of conception.
Harrisonburg Valley Family Forum director Dean Welty believes the time for the issue to be given to American citizens is now.
“This movie tells how Roe v. Wade can be reversed by the U.S. Supreme Court,” he said. “Moviegoers [at a screening] were excited or agitated on both sides, because the movie shows in dramatic fashion just how flimsy the legal footing stands for Roe.
“New Justice appointees who believe in constitutional original intent will likely overturn Roe,” he said.
Since the next president could appoint several new justices during the coming term, the tipping point for many of the previous 5-4 decisions that have upheld abortions could be approaching.
Escobar has worked in the American Film Institute and in Hollywood as a freelance story analyst. He was assistant to the director on several television shows and vice president of product technologies for Tele-TV, which then was headed by Howard Stringer, now CEO of Sony.
He founded Advent Film Group in 2007.