Deacon Marcelino Luna is currently assigned to
Our Lady of Fatima Church in Benton, He is also the Associate Director of the Diocese of Little Rock Faith Formation Office. Deacon Luna was ordained on December 14, 2002.
Rose Mimms is the executive director of Arkansas Right to Life. She first became involved in the pro-life movement in 1988 when she began volunteering at a local crisis pregnancy center in Little Rock where she learned more about the issues of abortion, infanticide and euthanasia. Motivated to give more than a few hours a week of her time, she became active in her church through the Respect Life Office of the Diocese of Little Rock and in her community by organizing the first Central Arkansas Life Chain in Little Rock and the Rosary Novena for Life.
A devout Catholic, Rose credits her advocacy for Life to God who opened her heart to the cry of the unborn to be their voice and to help women faced with an unwanted pregnancy see that the abortion choice is a dead end for both mother and child. God blessed her with the gifts and talents needed for her to stand up and speak out for life, regardless of the personal cost. She often says, “All I did is say Yes, God has done all the rest.”
In 1993 she quit her waitress job to become office manager for Arkansas Right to Life. In 1996 she was promoted to Executive Director the same year that she returned to college where she earned a degree in liberal arts and graduated with honors in 2002.
Over the last 25+ years of involvement in the pro-life movement Rose has authored many Letters to the Editor and Guest Editorials and organized many public events to educate others on the sanctity of human life. She is the official spokesperson for Arkansas Right to Life and considered the leading expert on pro-life issues in Arkansas.
Rose and her husband Larry live in Saline County and have been married for 44 years. They are the parents of a daughter and son and have six grandchildren.
Hush “Hush” is the result of an unusual team looking honestly at a highly sensitive and controversial topic. To properly handle the subject matter has required more care than transporting nitroglycerin… but an explosion is inevitable.
Since the supreme court’s decision of Roe vs Wade legalized abortion in 1973, “pro-choice” people and “pro-life” people have been arch-enemies. Pure hatred for one another’s viewpoints has reigned even to the point of physical violence towards one another. So when “pro-choice” Director Punam Kumar Gill, “pro-life” Exec. Producer Drew Martin and “neutral” Producer Joses Martin began conversations about the subject of the health effects of abortion on women, we weren’t sure whether such a partnership would be possible
But we believed that if we could overcome our differences and work together, the outcome would be powerful towards the breaking down of political boundaries. Together we determined to maintain one goal, and only one goal, in the making of this film: to find the truth for the sake of women’s health. To do this, we would have to maintain a posture of honour towards ALL women, forgoing our personal opinions of whether abortion is right or wrong, good or bad. We united for the greater good: to ensure that the best possible care is being given to women.
In “Pro-Life” circles, hearing about the negative effects of abortion is a common thing. Churches and Crisis Pregnancy Centres will tell you about the psychological trauma, potential for physical damage, and even breast cancer, that abortion may cause
On the other hand, in “Pro-Choice” circles, and at abortion clinics it is commonly told that the procedure is much safer than childbirth, that the psychological effects are the same as if you deliver the child, and the breast cancer connection is a closed case.
One way or another, someone is lying to women.