In so many ways, the movie seemed to parallel the fight in which I am involved.
Movie/slavery: "property" was needed to increase economic stability
My life/abortion: "property" is private and needs to be disposed of to increase economic and emotional stability
Movie: it was taboo to bring the subject up in polite company, because of course William Wilberforce was crazy to think he could bring about change in a matter of private property - even if hundreds die on each trip to the West Indies
Life: Of course it is crazy to think government will change on the subject of abortion because it is a matter of privacy, not a matter of killing millions of babies
Movie: years of evidence of unsanitary conditions, opposition, cruelty and deaths did not work very quickly - more like decades
Life: years of evidence of life (especially in the last trimester when the baby is viable) has not led to more restrictive rules
I wonder if my life story will turn out the same - not that I will be the modern day Wilberforce, but that a change will come. It doesn't seem any less likely or less than the slavery issue. After all, they were property too.