‘Babies Are Murdered Here’ Documentary Calls Upon Church to Repent of Apathy Toward Abortion

BAMH 3On the anniversary of the 41st year since the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Roe v. Wade, a Christian film production company is releasing a documentary that challenges the Church to understand that Christians don’t have the right to remain silent when it comes to abortion.

Babies Are Murdered Here was filmed in multiple locations throughout the country over the past year and explores some of the most prevalent fallacies of the pro-life movement, including the tendency of many Christians to avoid characterizing abortion as murder.

“There’s nothing revolutionary about calling abortion ‘murder,’ but no one’s doing it,” Marcus Pittman of Crown Rights Media and producer of Babies Are Murdered Here told Christian News Network. “When you address the subject from the supposition that all abortion ends in the murder of a child, then there’s no rational argument for it.”

Pittman traveled to New York, New Jersey, Texas, Florida and California last year to document the work of Christians on the front lines of pro-life ministry, and to demonstrate that taking a stand for life is not easy, but definitely worth it. He said that even while recording the footage for the film, many Christians were already latching on to the concept and became excited about being a voice for the voiceless.

“We’ve seen as a result of the trailer that we’ve had up for a year, that people all over the country—in Texas and Michigan and everywhere—began taking these ‘Babies Are Murdered Here’ signs and have become more involved in abortion ministry,” he explained. “In New Jersey, they brought about 40 to 50 guys [out to hold the signs], which actually resulted in the clinic shutting down early.”

Jon Speed, pastor of Christ is King Baptist Church in Syracuse, New York, worked alongside Pittman in the creation of the film and is also featured in a number of segments. He stated that much of the Body of Christ neglects this important mission field.

“If we really believe that this is murder, then go out there and do something about it,” he said. “There’s a quote in the film where R.C. Sproul Jr. says, ‘We need to stop being middle class American sissies.’ … Go out there and preach the Gospel to those who are about to murder their children.”

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One of the biggest mistakes made by pro-lifers, Speed said, is to leave the Gospel out of the equation.

“In the pro-life movement, the Gospel has been set on the back shelf,” he explained. “If it’s mentioned at all, it’s a very watered down Gospel that isn’t even recognizable as the Gospel according to the word of God.”

“What we’re saying is, take the Gospel to the clinics. Make that the central issue and not a side issue,” Speed continued. “Tell them that abortion is a crime against God. It’s murder, and they need to repent of that sin and trust in Jesus Christ for their salvation.”

Pittman also noted that many in the pro-life movement refer to abortion-minded women as victims, but Babies Are Murdered Here reveals that many women are very cognizant that abortion is murder and are still intent on killing their child.

“I think one of the main things we see in this film is women actually acting like murderers,” he said. “We’ve been calling women victims and acting as if they’re innocent, when they’re not.”

Speed advised, however, that if Christians really loved God, and cared about the lost and their children, they would reach out to them.

“Jesus said that the greatest commandment is to love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength and to love your neighbor as yourself,” he said. “These babies are appointed for the slaughter. These babies are our neighbors, and if we’re going to love them as we love ourselves as the Scripture commands us to, then we have an obligation to go out there and do something.”

Pittman outlined that the film is already convicting the hearts of viewers to break out of their silence, and to cease being pro-life in name only.

“I’m hearing that there are a lot of tears [in watching the film],” he said. “They did a screener at a church with 100 people in Arizona, and the reactions were really good. There was also a lot of repentance for abortion apathy when people watched the film.”

In addition to the documentary debuting online for free today in recognition of the 41st year since Roe v. Wade, Pittman plans on eventually releasing Babies Are Murdered Here on DVD. Christians are urged to distribute copies at colleges and universities, as well as other public locations nationwide.

“I just want to see abortion come to an end,” he said. “That’s my prayer—that abortion ends in this country and that it’s done with.”


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  • Sir Tainly

    This documentary “challenges the Church to understand that Christians don’t have the right to remain silent when it comes to abortion.”

    Weeell, I’m not silent when it comes to abortion. A quick search as to “abortion news” here will confirm that.

    And as to MLK JR. Day two days after the fact…..
    “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”……Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • http://www.damonrambo.com Damon Rambo

    Its about time the Church stepped up its efforts! Time to rock the U.S.A. with the Gospel!

    http://www.damonrambo.com/2014/01/breaking-news-babies-are-murdered.html

  • http://www.ReachTheMasses.org Deb Hawkins

    God Created Life! MAN is destroying it.

  • http://www.ReachTheMasses.org Deb Hawkins

    GOD created life and man has not right to destroy GODS creation. Murder is murder and these children are never given a chance. We show more respect for baby animals than humans. GOD forgive us.

  • Stephanie

    Great documentary!

    However, what needs to be elaborated in greater depth, is that we (true believers in Jesus Christ) have allowed Rome ( the harlot) define who the pro-life movement is.

    If we want to reign victorious in this battle, we must break our allegiance, and the unbiblical influence, of the idolatrous Catholic “church”.

    We must first stay true to our God and King, if we expect His blessings on our ministries.

  • Mark

    NO KIDDING!!!!!!!!

    Just because the film author does not see much action on the front lines, does NOT mean the church isn’t doing anything. I suggest the author do more research before criticizing the church as a whole.

  • Sir Tainly

    From the story:
    “Babies Are Murdered Here was filmed in multiple locations throughout the country over the past year and explores some of the most prevalent fallacies of the pro-life movement, including the tendency of many Christians to avoid characterizing abortion as murder.”

    I not only have the “tendency” to avoid characterizing abortion as murder, but I reject it completely.

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    From the story:
    “I think one of the main things we see in this film is women actually acting like murderers,” he said. “We’ve been calling women victims and acting as if they’re innocent, when they’re not.”

    Well here it goes beyond a simple disagreement. Here I must vigorously object for the sake of women as these activists think that these women need to acknowledge having been guilty of murder. Here I perceive this group’s freedom of religious belief to become a dangerous and harmful activity.

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    From the story:
    “There’s nothing revolutionary about calling abortion ‘murder,’ but no one’s doing it,” Marcus Pittman of Crown Rights Media and producer of Babies Are Murdered Here told Christian News Network. “When you address the subject from the supposition that all abortion ends in the murder of a child, then there’s no rational argument for it.”

    First off, many that are here are activists and actually say that abortion is murder. He takes upon himself the right to tell you all that “nobody is doing it”. So even if he was right about abortion being murder (which he is not) he views his video as a badly needed battle cry in Christianity.
    ((1 Corinthians 14 (1599 Geneva Bible)verse 8. And also if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to battle?))
    Yes, I do believe this touches on issues concerning someone that talks and speaks of himself as a prophet that also believes nobody is doing what is needed….which many people here who read this article already are doing. On which of these two levels do I think he is most wrong…well I think that HE’S WRONG ON BOTH COUNTS ACTUALLY.

  • Sir Tainly

    Now that I have done a bit of digging…this Pitman seems a little toxic.

    This is from a blog called “Rhoblogy” titled “On Marcus Pittman and Vendettas” dated Friday, March 29, 2013…

    “Recent events have led me to ponder the following questions: What good is it to say that one is submitted to a local church’s leadership if one persistently speaks folly and heaps shame upon that church? What good is actually being submitted to a local church’s leadership if that church never helps the submitted person see where he is saying foolish things in widely public arenas?

    That’s where I am with regard to Marcus Pittman of Crown Rights Media, an organisation that I (and we at Abolish Human Abortion) have wanted to like and with whom I (and we at A//∀) have wanted to work closely. Yet Pittman and his compatriot(s) have been busily engaged in driving us away from them.”

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    This blogger is from “ABOLISH HUMAN ABORTION”. He goes on to say…

    “I am good terms with every church I have ever attended. I recently left one church to join another immediately, and my current church received with joy my family and me into membership 4 weeks ago. My church has two elders.
    Yes, I am a credobaptist and thus am a member of a Baptist church. I don’t see Pittman ripping Dr. James White with the same type of sloganeering and pathetic fault-finding just because they differ in ecclesiology.

    No, this isn’t about ecclesiology at all. This is about Pittman (and to some extent his associates) doing what they can to find fault with anyone associated with Abolish Human Abortion.

    I entirely and wholeheartedly reject and disaffirm the label “Anti-Church”. How dare Pittman say this about a brother. This is a serious accusation of serious sin. One would hope Pittman would have some evidence. Alas, he has none.

    Obviously in principle I agree 100% that “We need to just go ahead and do what Jesus said” includes joining and submitting oneself to a church with elder government. Pittman can (and, apparently, just might!) search in vain among the millions of words I’ve written for any indication I disagree with that.

    That to which I object is the Rome-flavored idea that somehow we must await permission from our church’s elders before obeying what the Scripture says.
    Would Pittman’s church’s elders really prefer that he ding-dong them before doing good works? Do they need to be the source of every idea for doing good works in which anyone in their congregation engages? Or would they prefer that the congregants take it upon themselves to obey the Scripture with joy, of their own volition? Isn’t the job of an elder tough enough without having to write an encyclical granting the faithful the right to obey Jesus every time a new specific possibility pops up?

    There is nothing wrong with what I said. If Pittman were engaging his obviously prodigious intellect in fairness, he would see that and assent to it, but he is not inclined to be fair these days, not to brethren against whom he is an acting as an enemy. It is truly sad to see, and I am grieved.”

  • todd

    here’s the thing to me. take our minds off of the world and onto what Jesus taught us to follow God’s will. you know love others and putting God above all else. Again, given God’s word, there is nothing said about trying to fix sins in our world. except in the church, that is between members. we are told to help the poor and needy, widows and orphans. nothing about changing governments, electing new leaders, over throwing foreign dictatorships. nothing. we are in not God’s world but the devils world. he is in charge (for now) I think there is a sense from the extreme right wing that our duty as Christians is to make sure we vote in representatives who will vote out abortion. I’m not here saying that I believe abortion is not a sin, it is, lets be clear. when politics enter into church, then Satan does as well. Politics is corrupt in every way, it’s all about money, wars, deals, lawyers, unions, etc. does anyone really believe that Republicans stand only for God? God would favor no party. this is not a question of a lesser evil. it’s evil, more or less, it’s evil. the world is going to get worse, not better, it’s God’s plan. We have a responsibility to act accordingly (yes, like Jesus) we are supposed to shine like a light for all the world to see. that’s how we show we are a Christian. Not with hatred, showing signs and banners that come from hatred. I tell you this, Jesus would not vote in any election. he would say his world is the kingdom of heaven, not earth. If I knew someone who was thinking about an abortion, I would try to talk her out of it, not hate her or the doctor, or the people who work there or the people who believe in women’s rights. who are you without your sin in your life. fix the plank in yours, look around, you’ll find it (that is if you even study God’s word that is) About Government, honor our leaders (right or left) and obey all government laws (unless they go against God’s word) on that. I could list hundreds of legal sins allowed by our Government. Wars (killing others in the name of God?) Porn, coveting, sex, gambling, greed, divorce, homosexuality, hatred (it’s legal to hate enemies and friends alike) idolatry, laziness, drugs, partying, drunkenness, well just to name the easier ones. so, as u can see, keep ones mind on the prize and off of others sins, I know, good luck with that. This may seem a little radical to some, but if you read God’s word, I mean, it’s right there to see. I should say this, everything I read outside the bible, concerning our life and how we should live it. I test it from God’s word. Don’t be fooled by anyone, including your own pastor. Prove what he is saying by God’s word. There are many passages in the bible of false prophets who would preach the doctrines of men, not God. In fact if your church believes in Christmas and or is o.k. with our past or future wars, then something is wrong. Don’t be fooled. God is not blessing America anymore than he is blessing Syria. God is about love. He wants us to love him with all our heart, mind and soul, next love our neighbor (or enemy) as we love ourselves. Putting God first and our neighbor before us is at hand. We don’t accept Jesus because it feels good. We do it as we change our way of thinking. Putting others before us. It’s not about stopping others from sinning, it’s about us stopping ourselves and showing the world from our example on how to live our life in Christ. Period.