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Video Contest Gives Young People Platform to Share Pro-Life Views

by | Feb 11, 2014


By Andrew Bair

NRL_Video_Contest_GraphicreFor years, film has been instrumental in showing the truth about the humanity of the unborn child and the reality of abortion. In 1984, “The Silent Scream,” directed by Jack Duane Dabner and narrated by former abortionist and NARAL founder Dr. Bernard Nathanson, put the brutality of abortion on display like it had never been before. A year after its release, President Ronald Reagan screened the film at the White House and remarked, “if every member of Congress could see that film, they would move quickly to end the tragedy of abortion.”

Pro-life advocate Lila Rose and her group Live Action have utilized new media like YouTube to share investigative videos filmed undercover inside abortion facilities. Rose’s videos have received national news coverage for highlighting issues like late abortions, sex-selection abortions and malpractice by abortion facilities.

Film is a powerful educational tool. Moving images have the ability to convey emotions, tell stories and share ideas unlike any other medium. With the advent of YouTube, we all have the ability to become amateur filmmakers.

The National Right to Life Video Contest provides young people (ages 15-25) the chance to make a video promoting a pro-life message. The 2014 contest asks entrants to make the case, “Why our laws need to protect innocent life” in a video lasting between 30 seconds and 3 minutes.

Entries can be uploaded to YouTube the links then submitted on the website:

The top five finalists receive free entry into the LifeFest Film Festival in Hollywood, California. The winning submission will be shown at the closing banquet of the 2014 National Right to Life Convention in Louisville, Kentucky, on June 28, 2014.

Showcase your creativity and present a new perspective on the issue of life. Your film can be comedic or serious in nature. The 2013 winning film, called “A Mother’s Dream,” featured a post-abortive woman envisioning what her life would have been like had she not gone through with the abortion. When it aired at the 2013 National Right to Life Convention, there was utter silence after the film ended.

We’re looking forward to some fantastic 2014 entries! The deadline for submissions is April 1st. For additional information, please visit: or email

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