“40” addresses the key arguments for Roe v. Wade and the pro-abortion movement in America by presenting testimonies of post-abortive women, men and women who survived abortions, and activists for the pro-life cause. Morales says it answers “all the arguments from the pro-abortion side with a myriad of testimonies.”
The film opens and closes with pro-life speaker Yvonne Florczak-Seeman, Morales told CP. “She had five abortions and then fell in love with Jesus Christ,” he explained. According to her booking website, Florczak-Seeman began using drugs and even attempted suicide to dull the post-abortive pain. She is now raising four children and speaking out for the unborn and post-abortive women.
In the film’s trailer, Florczak-Seeman addresses the argument that “when abortion is illegal, women die.” Florczak-Seeman responds, saying, “No, no, no, women are dying today – in Planned Parenthood clinics!”
Regarding “freedom of choice,” she stresses, “If you’re looking at this film today and you’re thinking you want to exercise your freedom of choice, just know that that freedom will be with you for the rest of your life, and that regret will never go away.”
Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood director, tackles the old argument that abortion should be “safe, legal, and rare,” saying, “The only thing right now out of those three that we’re living with is that it’s legal.” Johnson also claims that “part of being pro-life is fighting for the rights of the mother, because she is being lied to, she is being deceived.”
Actress Jennifer Cadena also makes an appearance. “I love women so much that that’s why I’m pro-life,” she states.
According to the director, the film also includes two former abortionists “who explain from a scientific perspective why human life begins at conception or fertilization.” Further shedding light on this argument, the film presents activists who survived an abortion, like Ryan Bomberger, chief creative officer of The Radiance Foundation. Morales is also an abortion survivor.
“Our film will inspire, will motivate, will educate the present generation of young people about speaking out for the unborn,” he declared, arguing that today’s young people, known as the Millennials, form “the generation that will end abortion.”