Sacred Choices video documentary available
The Consultation has produced a
new 55-minute video, Sacred Choices and Abortion:
New Things to Think About. It is available
on request for $10.00 in DVD or VHS formats,
in English or in Spanish. To order, phone the
office at (414) 962-3166, email us at email@example.com,
or fax (414) 962-9248.
Among other things, the video tells the painful
history of women killed in the pre-Roe v.Wade
period and includes segments on clinic violence.
It opens and closes with strong scenes from
the April 2004 March for Womens Lives
in Washington. It also features pro-choice
testimony from Catholic, Protestant, Jewish,
and Muslim scholars.
In one of its most powerful segments, the video
tells the story of Rosita, a nine-year-old
Nicaraguan girl who was raped and impregnated.
The Catholic hierarchy and local authorities
tried to prevent Rosita from having an abortion.
The bishops even offered to adopt the baby!!
However, courageous doctors and Catholic laity
helped the family to get the abortion and give
the little girl back her life.With threats
of excommunication in the air for the parents
and the doctors, some 26,000 Catholics presented
the Vatican with a statement saying they all
wanted to be excommunicated too. The hierarchy
In 10 insightful segments, the video explores
the big lie... that religion is
opposed to a womans right to choose.
The video, made possible by the David and Lucile
Packard Foundation, reframes the debate over
reproductive rights within the context of the
worlds religious cultures.
Since the discussion guide
does not come with this video, you may want
to view it on-line or print it out. It is available
in 2 formats:
version of the Discussion Guide.
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