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with the day’s events over at After Abortion. They are liveblogging and posting up a storm.

Speaking of storms, here’s a column by Chris Weinkopf in the LA Daily News about the makers of the film A Distant Thunder, about which we’ve blogged here a while back:

When Northridge residents Deborah and Jonathan Flora join the March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Monday, they won’t be carrying the usual signs or banners, but a burden – and a film.

The burden is the agony, guilt and regret that still plague Jonathan nearly three decades after he helped procure an abortion for a girlfriend during his freshman year in college. To this day, he’s haunted by "the idea that I could have a 26-year-old son or daughter, especially when I look at those statistics that one in four people in that age group aren’t here."


And from that burden springs the film.

The Floras understand that if you want to change the culture, you need to engage it. So the couple put their talents – he’s a producer for Disney’s Buena Vista Home Entertainment, she’s an actress and former Miss Colorado – to work, creating an independent movie that raises chilling and provocative questions about our society and our attitudes toward unborn children. The movie is being screened for activists and politicians alike in Washington this weekend, and it’s generating profound results across the nation.

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Barb N

posted January 23, 2006 at 4:59 pm

Deborah Flora is an Act One alumn.

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posted January 23, 2006 at 6:03 pm

After Abortion is reporting that the Washington March for Life today was very successful — the Mall was full and the crowd was in the tens of thousands — yet there is virtually no coverage in the press. Immagine the coverage if the Mall were full of tens of thousands protesting the war in Iraq.

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posted January 23, 2006 at 7:49 pm

It was a great march. It was PACKED. I don’t know if that was due to the shortened route or what but it was PACKED. Usually I can route my way around to find people I am looking for but no do this year. You couldn’t move. Once the march began is was very close quarters. It was a total log-jam at the Supreme Court also.
There were so many great groups there. There was one that really caught my attention. I believe they had “the Incarnate Word” in their name and they all had yellow hankies. They were awesome and off the charts. A large group of young nuns and priests with a flock of kids. They had drums and horns and were rocking out the entire wait up to the beginning of the march and during the entire route. Truly inspiring. They were on the corner of 7th and Constitution if anyone can do them proper justice by having their full name.
This day really bolsters my faith each year. I tend to be a pessimist but this proves me wrong every time I’m able to go.

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