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What’s airing on Pro-Life Perspective Today? “October Baby Novel Hits Stores in September”

by | Aug 13, 2012

By Dave Andrusko

One of the favorite films of NRL News Today readers will be available in novel form September 1 in Christian bookstores and online: “October Baby.”

“October Baby” tells the inspiring story of Hannah, a college student whose rising anxiety and sudden physical collapse uncover surprising news about her birth. Hannah learns from her parents that she was adopted, having survived a failed abortion attempt. Bewildered and angry, Hannah turns to her oldest friend, Jason. Encouraged by his adventurous spirit, she joins his friends on a road trip, now her journey to find her hidden past and hope for the future. Along the way, Hannah finds that every life is beautiful, and that life can be far more than anything we plan.


The promotional materials for the book (from B&H Publishing Group) explains that it “delves deeply into the characters’ backgrounds, taking readers on an extended journey through their lives, and still packs the movie’s emotional punch and entertainment.” It is co-written by New York Times best-selling author Eric Wilson and the film’s co-writer Theresa Person.

Eric Wilson’s name is well known to Christian fiction readers for his novelization of the hit films “Fireproof,” “Facing the Giants,” and “Flywheel.”

“We’ve been fortunate to screen the film twice at our annual National Right to Life Convention to rave reviews from attendees in both 2011 and this past June,” explains National Right to Life President and Pro-Life Perspective Host Carol Tobias. “It’s a film with a message that quickly resonates with all pro-lifers.”

“October Baby” wasn’t promoted as a “pro-life film,” she notes. It was promoted as a film with a great human interest message that well received by audiences coast to coast. “And those subtleties went a long way in help change the hearts and minds of many audience members who entered the movie theatre pro-choice and emerged pro-life,” said Mrs. Tobias.

She concludes Monday’s episode, which can be heard at, that the film’s success “Certainly came as no surprise to the pro-life community. After nearly 40 years of abortion on demand and a pervasive culture which views life as disposable, we know that our society is crying out for films and stories like “October Baby” and others which show us the best of our humanity – not the worst.”

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