Lifestreams Media released the first movie trailer for Aborted Sun, a groundbreaking documentary film featuring interviews with doctors, counselors and men and women who find hope after miscarriage and abortion. Aborted Sun is the first film ever to incorporate both types of abortion loss – spontaneous (miscarriage) and elective abortions. Often called a “woman’s issue”, the film emphasizes a balance of interviews from men and women, illustrating the extreme impact on relationships, marriage and faith.
Statistics indicate that 25% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage and 40% of all women will have elective abortions by the age of 45. Even though a significant percentage of Christians have experienced either type of abortion, there is virtually no public space in the Christian church to share such stories and grieve as a family support system. Its either labelled as too political or just plain awkward. Aborted Sun gives a voice to the issues through the encouraging stories of men and women in the hope that the Church will create a safe place where stories can be told, grief can be shared, and lives can begin to heal. The film suggests that healing comes in the context of faith in a Creator who comforts, redeems, forgives and restores.
Chris Lang, producer/director, has personal reasons for producing Aborted Sun. He was personally affected by both issues. “My mother had a miscarriage,” Lang shares. “During those days, there was no ultrasound technology, and so they didn’t know she had twins. I was the other twin still inside her womb. A short time later, after continued bleeding and discomfort, my mother was given a drug (Methergine) to induce contractions to expel any remaining birth tissues that might infect and harm her. Her doctor also used forceps to extract any tissues he could find in her womb. Later on, when she learned she was still pregnant, she endured months of nightmares while wondering if her baby would be deformed. Since abortions were illegal in the 1960′s, this was not an option for her even though her medical situation indicated little chance for a healthy baby. For some reason, God chose to allow me to be born as a healthy baby and to witness the beauty of the rising sun. This film will be dedicated to all the babies who never got that chance.”
Expected release date is spring, 2012. Join the Aborted Sun Facebook page to follow the production journey.