Some of the questions that 40 seeks to address include "Doesn't a woman have the right to choose what she does with "her body"?", "Is there a dispute about when human life begins or does human life begin at conception?", "Is the fetus just a glob of tissue or a person with inalienable rights?", and "Can morality be legislated and if abortion is outlawed, will it still go on in back alleys?".
By focusing on such commonly asked questions, 40 seeks to serve as an educational tool for young people to learn how to defend the sanctity of life. Since this film will ultimately be available on YouTube, youth will be able to learn pro-life arguments from the convenience of their own home and easily educate their friends and peers about the ills of abortion through social media. Essentially, 40 seeks to reach its intended audience-our generation-wisely through commonly used social media outlets.
This past June, 40's official trailer was released on YouTube. The trailer conveys how Americans are deeply divided on abortion and stresses the importance of educating our nation's youth about the value of human life. It also clearly points out the nastiness of the "pro-choice" movement through the words of its own activists.
The film's title is especially significant, since it symbolizes the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, which is January 23rd, 2013. Through film and other elements of multimedia, we can truly change the hearts and minds of young people on the topic of abortion-one person at a time.
Watch the trailer here: