John Morales welcomed a sold-out crowd at the Maple Theater in Birmingham, Michigan, March 25, who came to see the movie he directed and produced, 40.
The documentary called “the definitive film on abortion” commemorates the 40 years since Roe v Wade and includes footage from the 40th March for Life in 2012.
Morales, the ex-sports reporter for Fox 2 news in Detroit, seemed an unlikely producer of a pro-life movie until he shared his personal story of how abortion affected his life.
When the young woman he was seeing became pregnant with his child, she chose to have an abortion. Insisting that Morales pay for it, the result was that he felt left with “a hole in his heart.” He experienced grief, aggravation and depression, which affected him emotionally, spiritually and even physically.