Right to Life is a story that Mr. Ketchum penned back in 1989, and here's what it's about: A pregnant woman is kidnapped on her way into an abortion clinic. Apparently the abductors want her baby. And frankly I don't want to know much more until I pick up the paperback* for myself. The movie will come from the filmmaking team of Eric Shapiro and Rhoda Jordan, whose Rule of Three is about to screen at Austin's Fantastic Fest. Says Ms. Jordan: "What's great about this book is how it works as a good, scary horror story, but it also brings the abortion issue into light. The kidnappers carry the pro-lifer argument to its logical extreme."
Yikes. Not only do I expect this indie thriller to incite a small amount of controversy ... I bet this very blog post gets inundated with opinionated viewpoints! More news on this adaptation as it becomes available. And let's keep things civil in the comments section, eh?
(* Yes, I know the book's title is Old Flames. But Right to Life is in there, trust me.)