Crescendo is a pro-life short film that was produced a couple of years ago. I got to see it early and thought it was excellent, especially where production values are concerned. However, it was not made widely available initially, because the producers were screening it at fundraisers for pregnancy resource centers. (It reportedly raised over $5 million!)
They’ve finally made it available on YouTube. A couple of introductory notes:
- When I say “short film,” it’s very short: fifteen minutes, to be precise. So don’t expect it to answer every pro-choice objection. If you’re looking for something more in-depth, try 40. This is just a “get-people-thinking” type of film.
- Crescendo is entirely secular (hooray!) and based on a true story.
- We’ve previously criticized the pro-life argument that abortion is wrong because it takes the lives of people who would have made a great contribution to the world (a la “we’ve aborted the cure for cancer.”). But again, Crescendo is historical, and I can’t really fault them for choosing an inspirational person for its subject.