"Real social revolutions are basically media revolutions ... and this is a media revolution," says Brian Anse Patrick, author of "Rise of the Anti-Media" and a communications professor at the University of Toledo in Ohio. "There's a battle going on between orthodoxies. What was unthinkable or not discussed – well, here we are, we're talking about it."
Rose, a devout Catholic and aspiring actress, founded Live Action as a 15-year-old, and started making films three years later. Since then, she has become a leading light of the antiabortion movement, frequently giving speeches and appearing on cable news shows.
"We take the video cameras, and we use them because in a way they're a weapon. They can reveal truth and show what's really happening, say, inside an abortion clinic," Rose, a soft-spoken California native, said in a CNN profile.
In her work, Rose has focused on issues like the high abortion rate in the black community – an effort supported by Alveda King, Martin Luther King Jr.'s niece. Rose recently quoted King's Letter from a Birmingham Jail and his exhortation for activists to use "creative extremism" to fight for civil rights.