HALO Recommends

In our ongoing effort to help people recognize that each human life is precious, we plan to provide our readers with reviews of books and movies that HALO recommends. To kick off this new component of the newsletter, HALO’s staff has reviewed both a book and a movie. These are truly inspirational, must read/must view stories.

As more books and movies are reviewed for upcoming newsletters, we envision the list growing into a comprehensive catalog of recommendations.

If you have watched a life-affirming movie or read a book which reflects the basic pro-life tenet that every human life is precious, we want to hear about it.  Please send an email to feedback@halovoice.org
 with your recommendations. Also, we would enjoy sharing your reviews of the movies and books you recommend.

Plan to snuggle with your family and watch a movie or curl up with a great book!

Sing a little louder – added June 2020
Based on the original account first published by Penny Lea, movie released in 2015.

Will you raise your voice for those who have no voice?

Sing a Little Louder is a life-affirming movie inspired by a true story – the story of an elderly man who is haunted by the horrors of the Holocaust that he saw as a young boy from the pews of his church. He remembers singing, with other churchgoers, at the top of his lungs when train cars passed by while attending church services. Everyone in the church knew genocide was occurring, and they wanted to drown out the cries of the Jews. This film embraces a culture of life and sends a strong message for today’s times where the genocides of abortion and stealth euthanasia are occurring. Sometimes the only way forward is to face the past. This is a must see movie!

Review by Anne O’Meara

The Giver – added June 2020
By Lois Lowry. Originally published in 1993

The Giver is a novel written by Lois Lowry in which a society attempts to create a utopia by removing all pain, and in the process produces a daily existence that also lacks any joy or depth. This removal of pain essentially makes everything dull and the “same.” Color, weather and individuality are essentially erased. The plot centers around the twelve-year-old, Jonas, who was selected to be the one person to receive and remember the memories of the society before this change to help with decision making when needed. Only one person holds this job at a time. Jonas receives the memories from his predecessor, an old man known as “The Giver.” Jonas learns from the Giver how far society has gone in its pursuit of a painless life, from the distribution of pills that suppress romantic feelings to the stealth euthanasia of the elderly and problematic children. They resolve to restore the humanity to their community that it so sorely lacks by teaching them to feel the full range of emotions that accompanies the human experience.

Cover image used By Source, Fair use.


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The mission of the Healthcare Advocacy and Leadership Organization is to promote, protect, and advocate for the rights of the medically vulnerable through direct patient and family interactions; through community education and awareness programs; and through promotion and development of concrete *"life-affirming healthcare"* alternatives for those facing the grave consequences of healthcare rationing and unethical practices, especially those at risk of euthanasia and assisted suicide.
*"Life-affirming healthcare" is defined as medical care in which the paramount principle is the sanctity of life, which means that the life and safety of each person come first and each person receives medical care across their lifespan based on their need for care and never with an intention to hasten death, regardless of their abilities or perceived "quality of life."

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