In making this documentary, I read a lot on the abortion issue, from both sides and various angles. And the more I learn, the bigger the flame beneath my flat feet.
But, oh my goodness! Being in a quiet space, the Internet off, away from headlines, and reading books fetal development — that aren’t about abortion but simply about biology — has so deeply reinforced my passion and conviction to take on this narrative.
Nothing takes me back to the core of the issue —the heart of the matter—than reading about the astounding science of a developing pre-born.
[Pictured is National Geographic Society’s In the Womb by Peter Tallack. Image: an embryo at 6 weeks gestation, 0.5 inches in length.]