To: National Desk
DALLAS, Texas, Feb. 22 /Christian Wire Service/ -- Jonathan Flora, writer and director of the film "A Distant Thunder," which deals with the subject of partial-birth abortion, commented today on the Supreme Court’s decision to review the federal ban on this procedure. Speaking from Dallas, where he is attending the convention of the National Religious Broadcasters, Mr. Flora said, "We are very encouraged by the news that the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the partial-birth abortion case. This highlights the fact that the time for people to see "A Distant Thunder is now.
Our goal has always been to bring attention to the horrific nature of partial-birth abortion and to encourage people from both sides of the issue to open dialogue and reason together that partial-birth abortion us unacceptable and never in the best interest of the mother and certainly not the child. While we have been criticized by some members from the pro-abortion camp we take that as confirmation that they too recognize the impact "A Distant Thunder" is having on our culture to help touch people and open their hearts and minds by bringing awareness of this barbaric act."
Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, has been promoting the film and was with Jonathan Flora in Dallas. Fr. Pavone commented, "A Distant Thunder is one of the most powerful new tools to educate the public on the abortion issue. Because the film gives special focus to partial-birth abortion, it is particularly appropriate to use the film widely right now. The Supreme Court has just decided to review again the ban on partial-birth abortion and this topic will be in the news for months to come. What better educational tool can we have than a professionally produced courtroom drama about partial-birth abortion?"