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Roe v. Wade

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Mediocre drama is heavily biased, emotionally manipulative.

Movie PG-13 2021 112 minutes
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age 14+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 14+

Highly recommend s

This topic is never easy to watch because so many do not value life of the unborn and we all know the end result is this.. but I do recommend the movie. It is well acted and dramatic depiction of this historical event.

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age 13+

The truth about the worst SCOTUS decision in the history of the US

This movie gives the facts, in dramatic fashion, about the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade. It is told from the perspective of Dr. Bernard Nathanson, who performed over 70,000 abortions before admitting that he was taking human lives, converting to Catholicism and becoming pro-life. Those who would say it's not factual can go to the movie website and see the fact-checking. Mildred Jefferson, the first black woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School is a great example of a role model for women and people of color. Roe v. Wade exposes the lies that were told to push the abortion agenda and the outside pressures that lead the justices to make the worst decision in the history of the court.

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Setting the controversy surrounding abortion aside would make this movie barely worth talking about. The script and acting in Roe v. Wade are so mediocre that there's nothing else to grab onto except the controversy, so the filmmakers don't hold back on that score. It shows its anti-abortion bias in so many emotionally and factually manipulative ways that there isn't space to catalog them all. The complete lack of substance drags the project down to an anti-abortion brow beating. Instead of promoting discussion and compromise, the film spends its time dividing the issue neatly into good versus evil, apparently more interested in fanning the flames of political division than anything else.

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