A jury deliberates over the fate of four people who allegedly kidnapped a woman to save the life of an unborn baby. A faith-based thriller starring multiple Academy Award and Emmy winners and nominees that weaves in and out of the jury room, “Cries of the Unborn” is a modern-day ode to the Henry Fonda classic that offers a powerful climatic twist ending which may likely change views on the wholly important and divisive issue of abortion.
“Cries of the Unborn” is a compelling drama inspired by “12 Angry Men.” In this case a woman, juror 7, takes a “not guilty” stand against an organization that prevented women from having abortions. Juror 7, nicely played by Allison Thomas Lee, is outnumbered, 11 to 1, but she slowly begins to convince the other jurors that life is precious and the organization should not be found guilty for saving life.
For example, Juror 7 makes a point by posing this question: When can it be determined that an unborn child is a human or is not a human? Another powerful example given in the film offers up this scenario: if a man shot a pregnant woman and killed her, and her baby, he would be charged with a double murder. Doesn’t that fact mean the unborn baby is a child, a human being? The jurors debate back and forth and a gripping moment occurs when a boy and a girl around the age of 7 are seen via video—two children that we learn would have been aborted if not for the organization saving their lives. As the jurors watch the beautiful young children, more of them begin to change their stand.
The movie is allegorical and well-directed. It will stir up some controversy. For example, can the organization be declared not guilty if they held women until they gave birth? The main thrust of the movie is to focus on the importance of life and God’s word declaring his love for a child, even when it is in the womb. We are pleased to award this film our 18-plus Seal, as it contains some strong language but exhibits a strong faith message.