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10/26/11 at 08:22 AM 0 Comments

200,000 Copies of “180” Given Away at 100 Universities

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA   

A small army of one thousand workers gave away 200,000 copies of the award-winning movie “180” at 100 top universities around the country, in one day this week.  To avoid opposition, the day and the location of each of the universities were a highly-guarded secret.  The controversial prolife video shows eight people who are adamantly pro-abortion, changing their minds and becoming pro-life in a matter of seconds, because they were asked one question.  Within the first month on YouTube www.180movie.com clocked 1.2 million views, stirred up a hornet’s nest of more than 19,000 comments, and has been called “The Hottest Movie on the Internet.”

The film’s producer, Ray Comfort, said, “People can’t get enough of this because it’s  changing minds about the hot-button issue of abortion.  It’s not only being watched on line, people are buying it to give away.  We have sold more than 150,000 copies in a matter of weeks.  One small church purchased 16,800.  But this week’s university giveaway was very special, because it put the physical DVD into the hands of the youth of America, and engaged many in healthy dialogue.” 

Tony Miano, the coordinator of the massive giveaway said, “Emails have been pouring in from students around the country who not only took the DVD, but took the time to watch it.“ ‎

"I just was on campus and a friend of mine and I watched this video and in a matter of seconds both of us realized how important the topics in this document truly where.  I never really put things into focused until I watched this video. I have a lot of questions and now I'm taking the time to seek answers." 

“I was given this DVD as I walked to class. I came home, popped it in, and it changed my heart. I got to thinking about every question that was asked and I have always been undecided on abortion, but now I am anti-abortion all the way.”

“Powerful movie. I always told myself I would never have an abortion, but what other women did was their business…I have COMPLETELY changed my mind now. Abortion is murder, it should be illegal.”

“I was handed the 180 DVD while walking to class on my college campus…It made me not only think of the issue in a way I hadn't before, it made me think of the issue to begin with.…Identifying as "pro-life" was one of the last things my thankful heart could commit to. Now that I've watched this simple DVD, I'm finally able to say I'm Pro-life and really mean it!!”

Comfort added, “I am so thankful that people are open to change.  While there are some who are very angry at us for making this movie, others are very thankful and write to tell us their story.” 

"We both [my husband and I] voted for a pro-choice president the last election. After watching this documentary he said to me in tears that he was wrong. We have had our minds changed about who we vote for." 

“I was at an abortion clinic on the sidewalk (with my laptop), had two young ladies stop and watch the trailer that is in the special features. Then afterwards they watched the 180 DVD all the way through. One was four month's pregnant, the other was three. They were both going there for an abortion; they were both in tears, hugged my neck and decided to give their babies life and choose adoption instead. I cried too.” 

The best-selling author and film producer concluded, “I will not rest as long as the horror of killing babies is a legal reality in our nation.  But political change will only come if those who care about the unborn speak up.  We created the ‘180 Course’ to help those who care confidentially talk about the subject, in a way that makes sense.  Anyone can change someone’s mind about abortion as I did on ‘180,’ if they have a loving heart and if they are willing to learn a few simple principles.”  Well-known Christian leaders Randy Alcorn and Kay Arthur also contributed to the course, which is available at www.heartchanger.com

 Pictured: A student at UCLA holds up his free copy of “180.” Photo by CJ-Studio.com

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