American actor Michael Madsen has made legendary contributions to cinema. With infamous roles in everything from Reservoir Dogs (Quentin Tarantino), Donnie Brasco (Johnny Depp) to Kill Bill: Vol 1 & 2 (Uma Thurman), Sin City (Bruce Willis) and The Hateful Eight (Samuel L. Jackson) he has made a lasting legacy on Hollywood. With a career spanning three decades, he is one of the world's most recognizable names in filmed entertainment and will continue to be so long after his time. Madsen now lends his voice to TEN MILLION THROWAWAYS.
Abby Johnson is an American anti-abortion activist who previously worked at Planned Parenthood. Her memoir, Unplanned, was made into the 2019 movie of the same name. Johnson, in her description of her resignation from Planned Parenthood, says that in September 2009 she was called to assist in an ultrasound-guided abortion at thirteen weeks of gestation and saw the fetus twisting to avoid the vacuum tube used for the abortion.
When Melissa Ohden was 14 when she learned her mother had tried to abort her. She was saved by a nurse as she lay among medical waste. In 1977, in a hospital in the US state of Iowa, Melissa's 19-year-old mother had undergone an abortion using a toxic saline solution over five days. Born at eight months and weighing less than three pounds (1.3kg), Melissa was placed among medical waste. Melissa was rushed to an intensive care unit, where - against the odds - she survived.
Dr. Steve Jacobs is Illinois Right to Life’s Program Director. Prior to joining IRL, Steve received his associate’s degree from Oakton Community College, his bachelor’s degree from Northeastern Illinois University, his law degree from Northwestern University School of Law, and his master’s and doctorate of philosophy degrees from The University of Chicago. His dissertational research focused on fetal rights and the U.S. abortion debate.
Lila Rose is an American anti-abortion activist and founder of Live Action. She was raised as Evangelical Protestant and later converted to Catholicism. Rose has concentrated her activism on Planned Parenthood and National Abortion Federation affiliates in the United States, focusing on the anti-abortion interpretation of the moral and ethical aspects of abortion and financial issues in the abortion industry.
Carol Everett’s life has been entrenched in women’s reproductive health choices. Her unplanned pregnancy at 16, six years of selling abortions to other women to justify her own, thirty-five thousand abortions, the death of one woman and major surgery on 19 abortion patients brought Carol to a crossroads. She experienced a life-altering change when she came to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ in 1983. Ever since then she has been a fierce advocate for the Pro-Life movement.
Angela Forker is a newborn photographer, living in New Haven, Indiana. She was a missionary in Germany and Italy for 15 years. During that time, one of her daughters had an unexpected pregnancy. Little did she know that this unexpected life would lead to a photography passion. In February of 2019, Angela started the After the Abortion photography series. This series of photos portrays the grief and suffering post-abortive women experience, while also focusing on the forgiveness and healing journey.