The producer of an upcoming motion picture dramatizing the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion rights nationwide has expressed an eagerness to stir controversy, stating that he wants the project to be a “social war movie.”
On Jan. 12, actor and producer Nick Loeb accused Facebook of blocking the crowdfunding website for his “Roe v. Wade” film.
“They have even blocked people sharing the ads I paid for,” Loeb told WND. “This is stealing or fraud.”
Facebook subsequently said that the ban was created by an error and lifted the block.
Loeb’s project is pitched as a dramatization of the SCOTUS Roe v. Wade decision. The film’s crowdfunding site describes the plot as “the real untold story of how people lied; how the media lied; and how the courts were manipulated to pass a law that has since killed over 60 million Americans.”
The project reportedly plans to allege that the SCOTUS ruling was tainted by political machinations and that abortion rights groups originated from the eugenics movement. The project will also dramatize the life of former National Right to Life president Mildred Jefferson.
On Feb. 1, Loeb compared his project to the Oliver Stone film “JFK,” a controversial dramatization of former President John F. Kennedy’s assassination that has been accused of multiple historical inaccuracies.
Loeb told Townhall that “Roe v. Wade” would be a “little bit of a conspiracy movie … a social war movie.”
Academy Award-winning actor Jon Voight has signed onto the project, along with Stephen Baldwin and Stacey Dash.
The producer added that he wanted the film to “open up the eyes of people to know what the truth is.”
In April 2015, Loeb filed a lawsuit against his ex-fiance Sofia Vergara for custody of the two embryos that they had created together as a couple.
“I created these two female embryos with the purpose of taking them to term and not destruction, because I have always dreamed of being a father,” Loeb told Us Weekly at the time.
Vergara’s lawyer, Fred Silberberg, said that the actress simply did not want to be forced to have children with her former partner.
“Vergara, who has happily moved on with her life, is content to leave the embryos frozen indefinitely as she has no desire to have children with her ex, which should be understandable given the circumstances,” Silberberg said.
The Roe v. Wade decision was a legal dispute between plaintiff Norma McCorvey and former Dallas district attorney Henry Wade of Texas. The Supreme Court ruled in a seven-to-two decision that states could not unduly restrict a woman’s right to an abortion because of the constitutional right to privacy, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica.
In July 2017, a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center found 25 percent of Americans believed that abortion access should be legal in all cases and 33 percent said it should be legal in most cases. 16 percent of respondents said abortion should be illegal in all cases, while 24 percent believed it should be illegal in most cases.