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Jon Voight to star to new film telling the story behind Roe v. Wade

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The actor who once famously depicted Pope John Paul II is slated to play a Supreme Court Justice in a feature film that is seeking funding:

Two Hollywood actors are coming together with pro-life leaders to produce a film detailing the true story behind Roe v. Wade.

Academy Award-winning actor Jon Voight and actor/producer Nick Loeb are involved in the making of “Roe v. Wade: The Movie,” along with Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and others.

“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 told LifeNews.

The film will follow key advocates in the abortion fight in the 1970s, including former abortionist Dr. Bernard Nathanson and Betty Friedan on the pro-abortion side and Dr. Mildred Jefferson, the first African American woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School, on the pro-life side.

“Bernard and Betty, 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,” according to a description on the film website.

From the website: 

Executive Producers: Dr. Alveda King, Nick Loeb & Nick Byassee

Dr. Alveda King will also be making a cameo in the film as Dr. Mildred Jefferson’s Mother.

Co Executive Producers: Jalesia McQueen, Larry Cirignano, Mary Anne Urlakis, Rebecca Kiessling, Walter B. Hoye II

Co-Producer: Mindy Robinson

Producers: Cathy Allyn, Ken Kushner, Rob Simmons

We are currently out to cast and have secured our first attachment!

Academy Award Winner JON VOIGHT is attached to play a Supreme Court Justice!!!

You can watch a promotional video for the fundraising campaign below.

Deacon Greg Kandra
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Deacon Greg Kandra is a Roman Catholic deacon in the Diocese of Brooklyn, New York. For nearly three decades, he was a writer and producer for CBS News, where he contributed to a variety of programs and was honored with every major award in broadcasting. Deacon Greg now serves as Multimedia Editor for Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA.) He and his wife live in Forest Hills, New York.
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