Author and evangelist Ray Comfort has been introduced to a new baby, Amanda Mae, born to mom Marie Sovitksy.
So a lot of babies are born, and adults are introduced. Big deal.
In this case, it is. Amanda Mae very likely is alive today because of the work of Comfort, who in doing research for his book “Hitler, God, and the Bible” produced a video feature called “180,” about Hitler, abortion and life.
The message of “180” is that while many Americans no longer understand fully the evil of Adolf Hitler, they do condemn him when they understand the facts. Likewise, when they are introduced to the realities of abortion, they also condemn the procedure.
The movie has been watched millions of times online, hundreds of thousands of copies have been sold and tens of thousands have been given away in a special outreach on college campuses.
The film shows many young people don’t “have a clue as to the identity of Adolf Hitler.”
It goes on to liken the deaths of some 50 million Americans through abortion since the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision to the horrific deaths of 11 million under Hitler’s leadership in World War II.
“The movie is unique in that it shows eight people who are adamantly pro-abortion, changing their minds and becoming pro-life – in a matter of seconds, simply because they were asked one question,” Comfort said.
“It’s a little over six months since the release date, and babies are now being born that have been saved by the movie. A woman was on Santa Monica pier back in October, was secretly pregnant, very distressed and considering having an abortion,” Comfort said.
“She was given a DVD, watched ‘180’ in her car, burst into tears and decided to keep her child,” he said.
After the baby was born, the mother contacted Comfort’s ministry.
“We know from emails we have received that there are many more to come,” Comfort said. “Words can’t express the feeling of knowing that the movie had a part in the saving of a human life.”
The DVD recently was handed out to lawmakers in Alabama, where the legislature was considering a personhood bill. The bill would recognize that a baby is a person – and entitled to the protections any person has – from conception forward.
The idea exploits a massive gap in the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court opinion that created the “right” to abortion in the U.S.
The high court stated in 1973: “The appellee and certain amici argue that the fetus is a person within the language and meaning of the 14th Amendment. … If this suggestion of personhood is established, the appellants’ case, of course, collapses, for the fetus’ right to life would then be guaranteed specifically by the Amendment.”
Comfort has argued that very point in interviews about his book and his video.
In a recent interview with prominent celebrity psychologist Carole Lieberman, Comfort explained the message of “180” and left Lieberman tongue-tied.
Lieberman, who apparently had not been fully briefed on Comfort’s project by her staff, launched into a discussion only to find out that abortion (she’s all in favor) and evolution (she believes in it fully) were being undermined.
“I don’t want to talk about Darwin. I don’t want to talk about abortion,” she exclaimed at one point. “This is not what was …”
“It’s what the book’s about,” Comfort explained to her. “Did you read the book?”
“You have a publicist. I received his press release,” she said.
Comfort asked for the name of the book on which the program was focusing. She responded, “Adolf Hitler, God and the Bible.”
Then, “I should be able to talk about God and the Bible,” Comfort said.
Comfort explained that as part of his book project he interviewed university students on video, finding out that many of them were unaware of Hitler’s extremism and evil.
He explained that when he started asking them specific questions, he was able to convince them to take another view of abortion. He asked if the students, at the point of a Nazi gun, would use a bulldozer to shovel Jews into a burial pit even if they were alive.
Most said they would refuse.
The result was the sensational 30-minute documentary, “180”
“This is not good. This is not what I thought we were going to talk about,” a surprised Lieberman said.
“You’re censoring me,” said Comfort.
Then the evangelist, who is co-host with actor Kirk Cameron of the popular TV series “The Way of the Master,” started pressing Lieberman for answers to the questions he previously asked the students on the video.
“Do you think it’s a baby in the womb?”
Lieberman said, “At a certain point … it isn’t at the beginning.”
“What point does it become a baby?”
“Well, uh, uh, you know … I, uh, uh, I, I can’t remember right now. Like five weeks … or some … there’s some point,” she responded.
“You really … I really don’t think we should go into the abortion issue. … I think it is a woman’s choice,” she stated.
“I want to find out why you think that,” Comfort responded, noting it’s good to have discussions on areas of disagreement.
“I watched the trailer for that movie … I didn’t know the movie was online. The movie has you asking who was Adolf Hitler. I had no clue that it has anything to do with abortion,” Lieberman said.
When Comfort explained that many minds have been changed by additional, accurate information, she stated, “I have enough information. You’re not going to change my mind.”
The evangelist explained how Hitler was a great fan of Charles Darwin, who spoke of the survival of the fittest. He said it’s likely that Hitler determined to kill off segments of society because he would benefit financially by confiscating homes, bank accounts, art work and other valuable resources.
The video trailer: