The University of Scranton will host a free and public screening of the recently released documentary “The Voice of John” on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 6:30 p.m. in the Moskovitz Theater in the DeNaples Center. A panel discussion will immediately follow. The official trailer can be found here.
The pro-life documentary’s website states that the film fulfills a promise Maryann Lawhon, executive producer, made 35 years ago while working as a nurse in an obstetrics unit of a veterans hospital, after stumbling “upon a live baby, placed in a dirty utility room, left to die.” She promised the baby, who she baptized as John, that his voice would be heard.
The documentary was released in November 2011 and depicts “a forensic view into the Pro-Life movement from 1973 to date,” and shows “the real truth regarding abortion and euthanasia from the perspective of those who know it best; the doctors, nurses, clergy, scientists and politicians,” according to the film’s website.
The event is sponsored by the University’s Campus Ministry Office. Free parking is available for those attending the screening in the University’s Parking Pavilion on Mulberry Street. For more information, call the University's Campus Ministry Office at 941-7419.