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New Movie Highlights Unsung Pro-Life Hero: Dr. Mildred Fay Jefferson

New Movie Highlights Unsung Pro-Life Hero: Dr. Mildred Fay Jefferson
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By Thursday, 25 March 2021 10:49 AM Current | Bio | Archive

Five years ago, when I was invited to become an executive producer for the new and upcoming "Roe v Wade" movie, I was happy to sign on.

While I knew it would be an uphill battle, I never thought it would take half a decade to bring it to fruition on digital platforms, where many movies have landed since COVID 19 struck America in 2020.

"Roe v. Wade" is a 21st-century American political-legal drama film produced, written and directed by Nick Loeb and Cathy Allyn. It serves as a dramatization of the 1973 landmark decision, Roe v. Wade, rendered by the U.S. Supreme Court on the constitutionality of laws that criminalized or restricted access to abortions.

As a team, which includes a stellar cast and some of the world’s finest talents in cinematography, we have swum upstream against the odds to bring the truth about how legal abortion became law in America.

On April 2, 2021 the new movie "Roe v. Wade" will open for public viewing across popular streaming services. The impressive cast includes Oscar winner Jon Voight, screen veteran Robert Davi, and film star Stacey Dash.

Ms. Dash’s role highlights the work of Harvard-trained African American pro-life activist Dr. Mildred Fay Jefferson. Dash plays the leading role as Jefferson, the first black woman to graduate from Harvard Medical school. I play her mother, Guthrie Jefferson.

In real life, I have now had the distinct honor of working with both Dr. Jefferson and Ms. Dash. I met Dr. Jefferson through Dr. Day Gardner. My good friend Day was mentored by Dr. Jefferson, who was largely responsible for preparing Day to become a pro-life leader.

"Roe v. Wade" is actually the second time Ms. Dash and I have appeared on screen together. We are also featured in the highly acclaimed romantic comedy "First Lady," written and produced by Nina May.

Yet, I first met Stacey during the filming of "Roe v. Wade." Indeed, I was blessed by how dedicated Stacey was to researching Dr. Jefferson’s life while preparing to portray her in the film.

I’m so pleased that the story of unsung hero Dr. Mildred Faye Jefferson is finally being told.

Stacey’s performance does honor to Jefferson’s legacy, which is rarely celebrated by women’s groups or African American groups.

Dianne Rogers of Brimstone Services, who is a cosponsor for our prescreening this week noted: "The film premiered earlier this month during the peak of Women’s History Month. Our little girls need to hear more about Dr. Jefferson."

A private screening of "Roe v. Wade" will be held on Saturday, March 27, at 4:00 pm at AMC Barrett Commons 24 in Kennesaw, GA. Seating is limited due to COVID restrictions.

Registration is required. For more information regarding the private screening, contact Eugene Vigil vigileugene@gmail.com.

The movie will debut on Good Friday, April 2, on the following streaming iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, FandangoNow, and Google. 

Dr. Alveda C. King grew up in the civil rights movement led by her uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. She is director of African-American outreach for Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries. Her family home in Birmingham, Ala., was bombed, as was her father's church office in Louisville, Ky. Alveda herself was jailed during the open housing movement. Read Dr. Alveda C. King's Reports — More Here.

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