I was a pro-choice Christian. Actually, I never gave myself that label. In fact, I didn't give the ethics of abortion much thought. If I ever had to describe my point of view, it would have been "personally pro-life." In other words, "I don't want to force my beliefs onto others."
The moment of conception. My background is in film and video production –specifically, as an editor for documentaries. For a few years, I had been making promotional videos for a Pregnancy Resource Center on the side. And one day –in 2016– my friends on staff at the Center invited me to a special presentation at a church. The speaker was Alan Shlemon of Stand to Reason and the topic was The Case Against Abortion Choice. He gave logically sound arguments and invited the the audience to look at images of abortion aftermath. It struck me. I was convinced of the full humanity of the unborn child and finally understood the truth.
Everything changed. I was shocked that I had never heard this information until that point. And I knew there were many young adults out there like me who were still in the dark about the abortion issue. And it was in that presentation that I felt a calling to make a documentary that eventually became The Matter of Life.