Actor Nick Loeb, director of the upcoming film “Roe v. Wade,” revealed why he went from being a pro-choice advocate who supported two abortions in past relationships to a vocal defender of the unborn.
“I grew up in the ’80s and early ’90s, and I was taught that when I woman gets pregnant, it’s just a bunch of cells; there’s no life there, it’s not a baby until it can kick,” Loeb recalled in an interview with The Christian Post where he admitted to sometimes dreaming of the unborn children he fathered.
“So I had no problem with a woman doing whatever she wanted to do with her own body. I thought, ‘science tells you there’s no life there, so why not terminate it if that’s what you want to do?’”
The actor said that in his 20s, he supported two different girlfriends who decided to terminate their pregnancies. But as the years passed, he began to dream of the children who had been so easily discarded.
“As I got older, into my late 20s and early 30s, I started to have dreams of the children that had been aborted. I saw them at the ages they would’ve been at that time,” he said. “That prompted me to begin looking more into the issue, researching and educating myself.”
But Loeb said he wasn’t yet truly pro-life and adopted the mantra, “I am pro-life for me, but it’s OK for you to be pro-choice and make your own decisions.” That changed when a friend began challenging him on his beliefs.
“My friend said, ‘Do you think it’s OK to rob banks?’ I said, ‘No, of course not.’ He said, ‘But it’s OK for other people to rob banks?’ I said, ‘No.’ He said, ‘Then why is abortion not OK for you, but it’s OK for other people?’”
The actor said he then decided abortion was only acceptable in cases of rape — until he was in a car accident nine years ago that led to permanent Sciatica, an excruciating nerve pain running down the length of his leg.
“I’m not going to compare it to rape; rape is a horrible thing that women go through,” he clarified, “but I’ll live with this pain my entire life, it’s a horrible thing, a bad thing that happened to me. But I can’t just get rid of it and kill it — and it’s not even a life. So yes, bad things happen to women, bad things happen to people all the time, but why are we going to punish another life or something that happened to you?”
“Yes, you’ll go through nine months of trauma because you’ll have to carry it,” he said. “But it’s not as bad as the lifetime of trauma you’ll have when you abort it. So you weigh that out as well. And if you don’t want to live with that child after, there are millions of people who want to adopt your baby.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Leah MarieAnn Klett