.- A new pro-life mini-movie showing the stages of development in an unborn child has been released by Catholic Media House.
The mini-movie, titled âThe Miracle of Life,â asks the questions âWhen does Life Begin?â and âDo you know about the miracle of life?â
The movie also uses high-quality photographs of unborn life and ultrasound videos to humanize the unborn.
Using text captions, the movie explains how at conception, a babyâs physical traits such as sex, eye color, and hair color have already been determined. It adds that a babyâs heart starts to beat only 22 days after conception, âbefore most women even know theyâre pregnant.â
Speaking of an unborn child, it says âby the 11th week, she can smile and frown, wiggle her fingers and toes, and even suck her thumb.â
The mini-movie then shows an ultrasound of an unborn child sucking her thumb, explaining that the child shows a clear preference for either its right or left thumb.
At 13 weeks, the video says, a babyâs ears start picking up vibrations and begins to be comforted by her motherâs heartbeat.
The video then appeals to Scripture, saying the Bible teaches us âGod is the Creator of life.â It then quotes the Book of Jeremiah and the Psalms.
âChildren are a blessing from God,â the video concludes. âChoose life.â
The West Hollywood-based Catholic Media House on its website says it wants to help efforts in the âNew Evangelizationâ by providing âmodern media resources to help convey the gospel and the hope it contains.â
âWe strive to provide you with Catholic Christian resources faithful to the Holy Father and the Magisterium of the Church,â its self-description reads. âWith these resources bishops, pastors, priests, deacons, religious brothers and sisters, catechists, youth directors, and teachers/instructors of all varieties are now able use media in a positive way to re-evangelize the baptized, disciple and mobilize them for evangelization and to be a blessing.â
CNA contacted Catholic Media House for further comment but received no response by press time.
Catholic Media Houseâs web site explains that its materials are intended to be used in Bible studies, retreats, camps, youth and children's ministry, RCIA, faith formation, rallies, or other special events outside Mass.
Its web site is located at http://www.catholicmediahouse.com