Cast and Crew Quit During Filming of Pro-Life 'Roe v. Wade' Film
Executive producer Dr. Alveda King responds.
Some of the cast and crew have reportedly quit during the filming of "Roe v. Wade," a pro-life movie that examines misconceptions about the landmark Supreme Court decision.
The film's cast includes actress Stacey Dash as physician and pro-life activist Mildred Jefferson, who was the first African-American woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School.
Directed by Nick Loeb, the cast also includes Jon Voight, Robert Davi, Joey Lawrence, Corbin Bernsen, Jamie Kennedy and John Schneider. Executive producer Dr. Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., narrates a portion of the film and spoke to Ainsley Earhardt Thursday about the production.
"The truth must come out. ... America has a right to know the truth [about Roe v. Wade]," she said, explaining that the cast and some investors have been "rattled" by pressure from Hollywood executives and elsewhere.
Loeb told The Hollywood Reporter the production has been booted from some filming locations, several actors have quit after finding out the film's message and a crew member angrily confronted him and quit.
As Nick Loeb walked to his car with a production assistant during a day of shooting his upcoming feature film, Roe v. Wade, outside Tulane University last week, a woman wearing a headset approached and asked: “Are you the director?”
“When I told her I was, she told me to go [f***] myself," Loeb recalls. "Then she threw her headset on the ground and walked off. I found out later she was our electrician."
King said producers of the film have always been "open and honest" about the script.
"We're very serious about informing and educating the public. So much was twisted and turned around to pass Roe v. Wade that even Norma McCorvey, who’s another protagonist in the film [and] was the basis of Roe v. Wade, she says 'No, sanctity of life is important. I’ve been lied to,'" King explained.
King said she is in favor of women's rights, but believes the rights of the unborn baby must also be protected.
Watch the full interview above.