Several actors from the new film "Roe v. Wade" released nationwide on Friday shared their resistance to abortion in interviews with The Christian Post at the film's premiere.
“Roe v. Wade” features a star-studded cast, including Hollywood actors Jon Voight, Robert Davi, Corbin Bernsen, John Schneider, Stacey Dash and Nick Loeb.
The film is based on the lesser-known history of "what happened from 1966 through 1973" that led to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision declaring state laws banning abortion unconstitutional.
Davi, an award-winning actor, screenwriter and filmmaker, played Justice William Joseph Brennan Jr., who was regarded as one of the country's most influential justices on the court.
"We have a hallmark Supreme Court decision that affected people in our nation and around the world. When you think about it, there are 60 million lives that were aborted. I don't think all of those were necessary," he told CP at the film's red carpet premiere that was held at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Feb. 26.
"To me, the film is about seeing how that decision was made and peeking under the Supreme Court justices’ thought processes and how they influenced each other,” he said.
Brennan was solidly in favor of Roe following the first court date on the matter, held on Dec. 13, 1971. The final decision was issued on Jan. 22, 1973, after the majority voted in favor of Roe to strike down state laws restricting abortion.
The feature film tells "the untold story of how people lied, how the media lied, and how the courts were manipulated" to legalize abortion nationwide, filmmaker and actor Nick Loeb, who plays abortionist Dr. Bernard Nathanson in the film, previously said of the film.
Once considered the “abortion king” for reportedly performing over 70,000 abortions, Nathanson would come to realize the value of the unborn and walk away from the industry.
Davi believes Nathanson's transformation speaks volumes about the level of ignorance people once had concerning abortion.
"The major thing that Nick Loeb did was his character, Nathan, who was the major abortion [doctor], by the end of this film he made a big transition. So that's a big story,” Davi told CP. “I think that's what was the driving factor. Let's see how the public is able to respond to it. I'm sure it will be interestingly controversial.”
Davi revealed that while researching his character, he discovered that Brennan voted in favor of Roe following conversations with his wife. He was a Roman Catholic who then became pro-abortion and used the argument of a woman's right to privacy because they “didn't have the science at the time.”