Pro-life documentary ’40,’ director coming to Peoria

Photo Caption: The documentary is being brought to the diocese by Catholic Charities and will be shown at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 11, at the Family Resources Center in Peoria.

A documentary film on the four decades of the pro-life movement since the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decisions legalizing abortion will be shown at 2 p.m. this Sunday, Jan. 11, at the Family Resources Center, 415 N.E. Monroe Street in Peoria.

In addition, John Morales, director and producer of the film — titled “40” — will be present to speak prior to the showing and answer questions afterward.

Plans originally called for the film to be shown at the Spalding Pastoral Center, located across the street from the Family Resources Center.

Cecilia Sone, associate director of Catholic Charities — which is sponsoring the film’s showing in Peoria — called “40” a “must-see for all people, young and old.” She said it is “educational and inspirational, but best of all motivational,” especially as the pro-life community gears up for activities surrounding the Jan. 22 anniversary of the Supreme Court rulings.

While giving voice to both sides of the debate on “the most important human and civil rights issue of our time” and letting women speak for themselves for their convictions, “40” captures the impact of abortion on women, men, families and society. It also showcases the annual March for Life.

The film has subtitles in Spanish.

Morales is co-producer of the award winning “Champions of Faith: Baseball Edition.”

The movie is offered free of charge, but reservations are requested by emailing or by calling (309) 677-7018. More information, including a trailer for the film, is available online at the diocese’s Respect Life website.

A full round-up of pro-life activities planned as the abortion ruling anniversary nears will appear in the next issue of The Catholic Post.

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