4. It Asks Tough Questions … and Offers Hope
Watson allows each side to pose their toughest questions for the opposition.
Roland Martin, who is pro-choice, says pro-lifers too often don’t address “the conditions in a community” that lead a woman to seek an abortion. He also says states that pass pro-life legislation often also oppose legislation that would benefit a low-income woman if she gives birth, such as Medicaid expansion and Head Start.
Watson, who is pro-life, asks Rivera, “When is a person a person?” Rivera responds, “When a child is born, then the child is a child. Before that, it's a fetus.” Watson shows Krueger a replica of tiny feet of a baby at 10 weeks gestation and asks about her views of premature babies. She responds, “If it is born and it is alive, it is a person, and I hope that medical science will do everything they can to help.”
Watson interviews a man who was conceived of rape and a woman who survived being aborted as a baby. He talks to a woman who was assisted at a crisis pregnancy center.
It’s a gripping, educational film that will move you to action.
Toward the end of the documentary, several individuals question whether the nation’s deep divide can be healed. Watson believes it can.
“Can anything save us? Yes. It’s love,” he says. “Will we decide to love each other enough to mend our divided hearts? That's a choice we all have to make. That's a choice that will determine how the story ends.”
Divided Hearts of America is unrated. Content warnings: The film discusses abortion in graphic detail. It includes two coarse words: a-- (1) and h-ll (1).
Entertainment rating: 4 out of 5 stars.
Family-friendly rating: 4 out of 5 stars.
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