Interview With An Unborn Child in Iran

With all of the other human rights abuses in Iran, the campaign against the right to life of the unborn in the Islamic Republic is not given much attention in the media.

By law, abortion is legal in Iran under certain circumstances. But once the door to abortion is opened, illegal abortions that do not fall into the state approved categories to terminate a pregnancy soon follow, and Iran is no exception. Thankfully, Dr. Mojdeh Shirvanian and Elam, an Iranian Christian organization, were able to produce a powerful video meant to make women in Iran think more carefully about the life growing inside of a pregnant woman.

The motives behind the film are explained on Elam’s website:

Every year Dr. Mojdeh Shirvanian hosts training conferences for Iranian women seeking to serve the church. And every year she encounters the tragedy of abortion. She says that at least one in five of the women coming to her conferences will have been involved in abortion in some way. And she realised that one of the main reasons why women agreed so easily to go to the abortion clinic was ignorance. They really did not know what the foetus in their womb was. So she and the rest of the Elam team campaign relentlessly against abortion. Dr. Mojdeh Shirvanian wrote the poem ‘Interview With An Unborn Child’ that has been made into a film; she has also written a book in Persian which explains clearly that the foetus is a human being both from a scientific and Biblical point of view; and during the years she counsels many who phone seeking her advice. She has had the joy of saving some babies from the abortionist clinic.


Dr. Shirvanian explains “Interview With An Unborn Child” in her own words below:



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