The report of the 200th child being spared through the Bella HERO project came Oct. 26, the third anniversary of the movie's theatrical release. The movie portrays the difference a man with a painful past makes in the life of an abortion-minded co-worker.
The Bella HERO effort provides free DVD copies of the move to pro-life pregnancy care centers to give to women considering abortion. More than 10,000 DVDs of "Bella" have been distributed to nearly 400 pregnancy care centers so far.
"Seeing the reaction that our film got everywhere it was screened, I realized that if we could put this film into the right people's hands it could literally change and save lives," said Jason Jones, one of the film's co-executive producers. He founded the Bella HERO initiative as part of his nonprofit Human Rights Education and Relief Organization (HERO).
The 200th baby rescued through the project is the child of a woman in Rochester, N.Y., who had scheduled an abortion, according to Bella HERO. When she visited a pregnancy care center two days before the procedure was set, she received a copy of the movie. After viewing Bella, she informed a counselor at the pregnancy care center she had changed her mind and canceled her abortion appointment.
Compiled by Baptist Press Washington bureau chief Tom Strode. For a 2007 Baptist Press feature story on "Bella, go to www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?id=26890.
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