A new effort is underway to tell the untold story behind Roe vs Wade in 1973. Spearheaded by renowned actor Jon Voight, producer Nick Loeb, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter Alveda King, the film will aim to show abortion activists manipulated Jane Roe and other principal actors in the Supreme Court decision. In Roe vs. Wade: The Untold Story, Voight will play a Supreme Court justice.
“This big screen movie is the real untold story of how mountains of lies led to an injustice that has deprived millions of people of human dignity and human rights,” King, who will play a cameo in the film, said.
Examining several key components of the story, like former abortionist Dr. Bernard Nathanson and Betty Friedan and the pro-life (and first African American female graduate of Harvard Medical School) Dr. Mildred Jefferson, the story will look at how Planned Parenthood sought out a pregnant woman who could be used to sue the government for her right to abort. In Norma McCorvey, they found the figurehead they sought, even though McCorvey would later become anti-abortion and speak out against the way she was treated.
In telling the story from this perspective, the upcoming film will also highlight racism in the abortion industry through Margaret Sanger, the Planned Parenthood founder, as well as how Jefferson fights for both unborn children and people of color.