You are cordially invited to a special FREE event
FILM SCREENING + DISCUSSION
Rape, Abortion & Post-Abortive Healing
THE 40 FILM
FEATURING GUEST SPEAKERS
INTERNATIONAL PRO-LIFE LOBBYIST
CONCEIVED IN RAPE
CREATOR/DIRECTOR OF “40”
FORMER SPORTS NET CHICAGO SPORTSCASTER
THURSDAY, OCT 27 @ 5:30 PM
Doors open at 5:20
Film, Q&A and Discussion from 5:30 – 7:00
141 De Bartolo Hall
NOTRE DAME RIGHT TO LIFE
Notre Dame Right to Life seeks to promote and uphold the sanctity of all human life from conception until natural death through prayer, service, and education, and to help women in crisis pregnancies find alternatives to abortion through service and support, in the spirit of the Catholic Church.
Facebook Event: 40 Film at Notre Dame with Rebecca Kiessling
Notre Dame Right to Life Web Site
Complimentary snacks and beverages will be provided by ND Right to Life
Please support the ministry of “40” Film’s creator, Pro-Life Champions, a 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to
bringing a ‘Culture of Life’ message and dynamic pro-life events like this
to campuses and churches across the county at little or no cost to the host.
(62 min in length)
The film presents abortion as the most important human and civil rights issue of our time. It gives voice to both sides fairly and lets women speak for themselves through experience on the reasons for their firm convictions about abortion. “40” highlights well-reasoned secular arguments against the pro-choice position and provides heartfelt testimonies from post abortive women and men. It is the most definitive film on abortion ever made.
It is neither religious nor graphic in nature.
It’s perfect for students seeking the truth about abortion.
Rebecca Kiessling has been an international pro-life speaker and adoption speaker since 1995, speaking for various pro-life organizations, including right to life groups, crisis pregnancy center fundraisers, 40 Days for Life events, rallies, churches, high schools, universities, Students for Life, women’s conferences, attorney conferences, adoption events, etc., throughout North America and Europe, speaking about 75 times/year.
Politically influential, she changed the heart of Gov. Rick Perry during his presidential campaign, as well as Newt Gingrich, and many legislators across the U.S., Canada and Europe. She’s helped pregnant rape victims all around the world to choose life for their children.
She’s also an attorney, wife, and mother of 5 (two oldest are adopted,) lost 2 additional babies to miscarriage, and her 33 day old adopted daughter Cassie, who was born with special needs.
She appeared in the following documentary films: The Citizens United film, “The Gift of Life with Gov. Mike Huckabee,” the “40” film, “Conceived in Rape: From Worthless to Priceless,” “Except in Cases of Rape? 12 Stories of Survival,” and “Conceived in Rape and Other Exceptions.” Rebecca has appeared on Fox’s Huckabee (which has the clip of Gov. Rick Perry), CNN’s Piers Morgan debating Gloria Allred, CBN’s 700 Club, Catholic TV’s “This is the Day,” ABC’s Good Morning America, EWTN’s Life on the Rock and Defending Life with Fr. Frank Pavone, “Facing Life Head On,” as well as the nationally-syndicated tv program “Extra.” Her story has been featured in Glamour Magazine and Marie Claire Magazine.
Rebecca is the National Spokeswoman for Personhood USA and for National Personhood Alliance.
She’s also the poster child for Feminists for Life’s ad, “Did I Deserve the Death Penalty,” author of the Heritage House ’76 pamphlet “Conceived in Rape: A Story of Hope,” and the writer of, and subject of, numerous articles and blogs on LifeNews and Lifesitenews.
Founder and President of Save The 1, and co-founder and Board Member of Hope After Rape Conception.
John Morales is the Director and Producer of the 40 film as well as the co-founder of Pro Life Champions.
He brings an extensive 20-year background in radio and television to the film.
John has been a television sports reporter and anchor for Fox Sports Net Chicago, Fox 2 Detroit, UPN/50 Detroit, KTRK-TV/ABC Houston and has contributed to a variety of other stations and networks including ESPN, Fox Sports and CBS Radio Sports.
SUPPORTING THIS EVENT
WE RELY ON GENEROUS DONORS TO SUPPORT CAMPUS EVENTS LIKE THIS.
PLEASE CONSIDER SUPPORTING THIS FIRST CLASS PRO-LIFE EVENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME WITH A FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION.
ALL FUNDS WILL COVER EXPENSES RELATED TO:
SPEAKER FEES, PROFESSIONAL MARKETING, MOVIE LICENSES, TRAVEL, LODGING, AND PLANNING.
PLEASE MAKE A TAX DEDUCTIBLE CONTRIBUTION TO PRO-LIFE CHAMPIONS, CREATOR OF “40”
MAIL A CHECK TO:
GLENVIEW, IL 60025
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW TO UNDERWRITE/SPONSOR THIS EVENT SUBMIT THIS FORM OR SEND AN EMAIL TO INFO@THE40FILM.COM
Frequently Asked Questions
IS THIS A TYPICAL PRO-LIFE EVENT?
We doubt it!
In fact, it’s considered a campus-wide event, centered on a divisive issue.
But, this is the kind of event where everyone is welcome.
In fact, we look to have friendly discussion after the film. No thoughts or ideas on our campus will be discounted if presented respectfully.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
Come with no expectations. You’ll get to see a well-made documentary, meet John Morales (former sports reporter), hear Rebecca Kiessling speak, and participate in a spirited Q&A session. It will be a great way to engage in a timely and relevant topic.
WHAT CAN I DO IF I CANNOT ATTEND THE EVENT?
We know your schedule is busy with classes, study, work, and other activities. If you can’t come, but still want to see the movie, please let us know by using the form below. We want to make sure you can still see the film at an upcoming screening on campus. Otherwise, the film is available on DVD and on Vimeo (for streaming)
IS THIS ANOTHER RELIGIOUS MOVIE?
Not even close! The film examines the issue from a human rights perspective.
IS THERE GRAPHIC MATERIAL IN THE MOVIE?
WHO CAN ATTEND?
Invite your friends, classmates, fraternity brothers, sorority sisters, professors…
…or come solo!
WHAT AGE IS THIS APPROPRIATE FOR?
The subject matter is appropriate for 18 and older.
SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION HERE