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Gimme Shelter, a movie about the gift of life, challenges and all...


It's not your typical fairly tale story... 

"You ain't going no where...Honey mommy loves you. You'll be back!â? 

It's a story of drug abuse, pain and a sense of hopelessness. 

"When I was 8, I was taken away from my mother when she was arrested for drugs. By the time I was 12, I was in my tenth foster home and all that time, this letter was the only thing I got from youâ??dad.â?

Titled 'Gimme Shelter' goes beyond a Hollywood script. Based on a true story, a teenage girl, played by Vanessa Hudgens, finds out she's pregnant, amid a whirlwind of drama and instability

"It's clear that you are not ready to assume the responsibility of motherhood.â? 

With no money, no where to go, and outside pressures, having an abortion seems like the right choice. But a priest and hospital chaplain make her think twice. 

'Don't make your child suffer, because you're suffering.'

-Where was God when I was suffering all these years? You think you know me? You don't know anything.'

But things changed when she met a carrying stranger

"Twenty years ago, I opened my home as a shelter.�

It's here, that she finds the support she's been looking for, for her and her newborn...

"It's crazy how you can go and live with strangers and feel like you're family.â? 

The movie is now being shown in theaters across America. Even the Vatican's Pontifical Academy for Life has expressed support for the movie's pro-life message. 

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Gimme Shelter

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