Movie Showing to Support Pregnancy Center
A film that explores the themes of abortion and its consequences from a Christian perspective will make its area debut at Sandhills Community College this weekend.
"October Baby" will show at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 20 at Owens Auditorium. Admis-sion is free, and donations are accepted.
Sponsored by the Life Care Pregnancy Center, "October Baby" is the story of a young woman named Hannah who learns that she almost died as a fetus after a failed abortion attempt. Learning that she was later adopted, she then embarks upon a journey to understand the circumstances of her birth.
Noted actors John Schneider and Jasmine Guy co-star in the film.
"This is a wonderful movie that brings awareness about how beautiful life is," said Life Care Pregnancy Center supporter Lori O'Maille, who serves as publicity chair for the event. "The film opens as Hannah hesitantly steps onto the stage for her theatrical debut in college. But before she can utter her first lines, Hannah collapses in front of the stunned audience.
"She later learns that this is due to circumstances that occurred at her birth. Messages of redemption, forgiveness, hope and acceptance are prevalent in this beautiful film."
Prior to the showing, O'Maille will address the crowd on how the organization helped her family with a pregnancy crisis.
"The Life Care Pregnancy Center has assisted hundreds of families in Moore County, including my own," O'Maille said. "The group receives one grant per year, and this is my payback for what they did for us. It is a real outreach organization that goes into the high schools to work with pregnant teens, and they follow up by assisting young mothers in finding counseling and other resources that may be needed.
"The Life Care Pregnancy Center is a wonderful organization. It is nondenominational nonjudgmental, and people from all walks of life both work there and come there for assistance. We need to get the word out about how many families they are helping. Their name should be a household word in Moore County."
Rated PG-13, the film will serve as part of the group's annual fundraiser.
"This movie opened as the number-eight film in America, despite opening in less than 400 theaters across the country," said Life Care Pregnancy Center Executive Director Suzanne Clendenin. "First in theaters, and now in our community, "October Baby" reminds moviegoers that in God's eyes, every life is beautiful. Life Care Pregnancy Center is honored to bring this movie to our area as part of their annual fundraiser."
Clendenin said the annual fundraiser "raises funds for Life Care's annual operating budget to serve the needs of Moore County." She invites everyone to view what she calls "a family-friendly film with a message."
D'Lishi will provide refreshments for sale after the 2 p.m. matinee, with proceeds going to the Life Care Pregnancy Center.
Life Care Pregnancy Center is at 261 Niagara- Carthage Road, in Carthage. They may be contacted at (910) 947-6199 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact John Lentz at (910) 693-2479 or email@example.com.
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