Over the past month and a half, I’ve had the privilege of corresponding with Nick Loeb, director of the forthcoming film “Roe v. Wade,” which recently received the necessary funding to complete the movie. It stars Jon Voight, Steve Guttenberg and Stacey Dash, among others. An excellent recap of the challenges the filmmakers have faced along the way because of the film’s subject matter is available from The Washington Times.
If you aren’t familiar with Mr. Loeb’s journey to pro-life advocacy, you can read the op-ed he wrote for The New York Times in which he argued that frozen embryos such as those he and his ex-fiancee created deserve every chance at life rather than being frozen indefinitely.
Mr. Loeb and I are from different backgrounds, but we are united in our concern for the hundreds of thousands of frozen embryos in the U.S. In providing an endorsement for my new book, “Frozen, But Not Forgotten,” he wrote:
“Nate Birt has written one of the most important pro-life stories of our generation, revealing to parents that each frozen embryo created through in vitro fertilization is, in fact, a precious baby with its own individual DNA. Families that place these babies for adoption are heroes. “Frozen, But Not Forgotten” guides parents through the joys and challenges of embryo adoption—and sheds light on the unintended consequences of our society’s embrace of assisted reproductive technology. Like Birt, I seek a world in which each of these children has a home—and in which this book becomes a footnote in history because no frozen embryos remain.”
You and I might believe there are few things we have in common with people outside our relatively small circle of influence. But in reality, being pro-life has opened my world to many new friends and colleagues, men and women who similarly view the unborn as worthy of our attention and our care.
I’m grateful to Mr. Loeb for his endorsement and his courage in filming a movie that many would prefer not have been made at all. And I’m hopeful that his platform can expose more people to the important issues that affect future, as-yet unborn generations of Americans.
Everything you do to help a child matters tremendously. If you don’t believe that, go see “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” We can all make a difference. Don’t bother ranking your deeds as big or small. Any choice to act is a choice big enough to matter.