As the curtain rises, Hannah hesitantly steps onto the stage for her theatrical debut in college. Yet before she can utter her first lines, Hannah-unscripted-collapses in front of the stunned audience. After countless medical tests, all signs point to one underlying factor: Hannah's difficult birth. This revelation is nothing compared to what she then learns from her parents: she was actually adopted ... after a failed abortion attempt. Bewildered, angered, and confused, Hannah turns for support to Jason, her long-time friend. Encouraged by his adventurous spirit, Hannah joins his group of friends on a Spring Break road trip, embarking on a journey to discover her hidden past ... and find hope for her unknown future. In the midst of her incredible journey, Hannah learns that every life is beautiful.
Every Life Is Beautiful
12 April 2013 (Spain)
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Also Known As:
Bebê de Outubro
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Opening Weekend USA: $102,096,
30 October 2011, Limited Release
Gross USA: $5,355,847, 10 June 2012
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As a frame for understanding how often abortions result in live births, Willard Cates, then head of the Abortion Surveillance Branch of the Centers for Disease Control, told the Philadelphia Inquirer in 1981 that 400 to 500 live births during abortion attempts were reported to the CDC annually, and that he believed that there were many more, since reporting a live birth to the authorities was "like turning yourself in to the IRS for an audit." In comparison, roughly 300 people in the US are struck by lightning annually. See more
When Jason is packing his clothes in the hotel before leaving New Orleans, he is speaking to Alanna, and the same shot is shown twice of him picking up a pile of clothes that includes a red, gray and white striped shirt. He picks the pile up, puts it in his bag, another angle is shown and then he is shown picking up the exact same pile from the same spot and putting it in his bag again. See more
I feel dead inside.
No something worse than death.
I am still a child, a child trying to find a place on this world.
I have so many unanswered questions, questions I feel but can't even begin to speak because there are no words to express them.
Something is missing.
Why do I feel unwanted?
Why do I feel I have no right to exist?
Why do I spend more time wanting to end my life than live it?
Over the closing credits, actress Shari Rigby
(who played birth mother Cindy Hastings) shared the trauma she felt after aborting her child, not unlike the way her character behaved, and how she finally felt God's forgiveness while playing this role. See more
Life Is Beautiful
Written by Joshua Havens
(as Josh Havens), Matt Fuqua
, Dan Ostebo
, Jordan Mohilowski
Performed by The Afters See more