An Irish Lullaby
by Louis Manzo
AN IRISH LULLABY DEPICTS HUMANITIES’ SEARCH FOR RELEVANCY AND FULFILLMENT, SET AGAINST THE BACKDROP OF ONE OF THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL, MORAL, AND BURNING SOCIAL/CULTURAL ISSUES OF OUR TIME, ABORTION.
As Father O’Connor, an aging priest at Saint Aloysius Parish, contemplates his legacy, Angela Sanchez, a troubled teen, sits in an abortion clinic awaiting her procedure. She is comforted by Aubrey Fitzgibbons, who is married to the church deacon but also serves as a leader in the local Planned Parenthood. Aubrey is conflicted between her obligations to the church and her responsibilities to Planned Parenthood. More complications arise when Aubrey becomes pregnant herself, triggering a serious medical condition that threatens her life. Doctors recommend abortion, but something incredible is about to happen.