The Daily Show Thinks Unsafe Abortions Are Funny
Pro-life filmmakers are pushing back, with a powerful new movie, "Voiceless."
Movie to Movement, a non-profit organization founded to promote the beauty and dignity of the human person through film, condemned the outrageous and misogynist attempt at humor on the part of The Daily Show, seen in the Tweet below:
Celebrate the #SCOTUS ruling! Go knock someone up in Texas!
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) June 27, 2016
“I have heard firsthand the anguish of women whom men abandoned to face the tragic choice of abortion,” Movie To Movement president Jason Jones (and regular Stream columnist) said. “Each year our nation sees a million future citizens, doctors, teachers and firefighters thrown away in dumpsters. The fact that The Daily Show thinks this is funny tells us exactly what’s wrong with our culture. And it’s time to fight back.”
In response to the reckless SCOTUS ruling throwing out health and safety laws aimed at protecting Texas women, and Comedy Central’s crass attempt to make their suffering a joke, Movie To Movement is committed to selling out 100 showtimes in the week of the national release of a powerful new film about women in crisis and the courageous pro-lifers who serve them.
The feature film Voiceless debuts in theaters nationwide on October 7, and will be distributed by ArtAffects Entertainment.
Voiceless is a full-length drama set in inner-city Chicago. Battling his own inner-demons, Jesse (Rusty Joiner: Last Ounce Of Courage, Dodgeball, “Days of Our Lives”) encounters a young, pregnant teen overcome with grief that, after an impulsive abortion, has her family blaming Jesse for more than just her final decision. Jesse’s wife Julia (Jocelyn Cruz: Strike One, This Is Our Time) must come to terms with her own choices and decide if she can support her husband as opposition mounts against him. Comedian Paul Rodriguez also stars as Virgil with James Russo as Pastor Gil.
The winner of multiple awards, Voiceless has been honored as Northeast Film Festival’s Best Feature and People’s Choice for Best Feature Film and Best Feature Film from the California Independent Film Festival.
Jones, executive producer of the influential pro-life movie Bella and producer of Crescendo, is co-executive producer of Voiceless and founder of Movie To Movement. He knows the power of film to change culture. Bella inspired countless women to make the choice to keep their baby — over 1,000 women wrote the producers sharing their stories. Jones’ short film Crescendo, thanks to the tireless work of executive producer Pattie Mallette, raised more than $6 million for pregnancy centers, and launched a national conversation on the importance of such alternatives to abortion.
Inch by inch, we are fighting to take back our country’s culture from the abortion industry and their surrogates in the mainstream media by supporting filmmakers who strive to tell the truth about love and life. We must help those battling bravely in the legislatures and courts by reshaping the national discourse about love and life. That’s what forms the minds of the voters, the legislators, and the judges of the future.
Voiceless is a call to the church. Now more than ever as we see no relief from our judiciary or legislative branches, the church must stand up and take a leadership role in protecting the vulnerable. We are issuing an urgent call to churches and church leaders to recommit themselves to protecting the sanctity of life.”
For more information on how to bring Voiceless to a theater near you, visit Movie To Movement.