Finally, after two years of secret production, and carefully avoiding the undermining force of the hostile media, Nick Loeb’s movie “Roe v Wade”, will be made available to the public on digital and on demand April 2, 2021.
Loeb’s directorial debut recounts the untold story of the controversial landmark case, Roe v Wade (1973) which legalized abortion nationwide.The film is an in-depth look at the social, legal and political conditions leading up to what can be considered one of the most detrimental Supreme Court decisions in our nation’s history.
The star-studded cast includes Oscar-winner Jon Voight, Robert Davi, Stacey Dash, and Loeb himself. Roe v Wade was co-written and co-produced by both Loeb and Cathy Allyn. As a team, they thoroughly researched court transcripts and documents of the hearings to provide a strictly fact-based script that illustrates the sequence of events in a fair and balanced manner. While his intention behind the film is to show the unbiased facts of the case, Loeb describes it as being “pro-choice” in that it is told from the perspective of the abortionist, Dr. Bernard Nathanson. Dr. Nathanson’s eventual conversion and commitment to repeal abortion laws after the fact, is included, however.
It is interesting to note the parallel between Dr. Bernard Nathanson’s evolution in becoming pro-life and that of Loeb who plays him in the film. When asked directly whether or not he maintains a pro-life stance on the issue of abortion, Loeb admits he was raised to think of it as nothing more than the removal of a “clump of cells”. In fact, he was complicit in the abortions of two of his children back in his early twenties. Since then, his stance has transformed completely, as he has wholeheartedly embraced the pro-life movement. In recent years, Loeb has garnered media attention in the largely publicized court battles regarding custody of two frozen embryos he and his ex-fiancé, Sofia Vergara, had developed through the IVF process. Unfortunately, Loeb’s attempts to bring these lives to full term have been foiled in court.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Loeb describes his intention behind the making of “Roe v Wade” as such: “I really want people to understand, whether they’re pro-choice or pro-life, that when a woman gets pregnant, theres a baby there. It’s not a clump of cells or a gob of goo. There’s a real living being there that has a heartbeat in the first couple weeks that you can hear.” It is tragic to think that even now, 48 years after Roe v Wade and with over 63 millions lives lost to abortion, this dehumanizing and false understanding of human life in its earliest stages is commonplace. “Roe v. Wade ” sheds light on the truth behind the court ruling, and in doing so will help audiences to see also the humanity of the unborn.