One of the first pro-life books I ever read was Unplanned, Abby Johnson’s story. I must admit, I was beyond excited when I heard they were making it into a movie. At the same time, I had a little, niggling worry that maybe it would end up another “cheesy” Christian film. Well, it turns out, I wasn’t the only one with those fears. Abby herself, and 40 Days for Life’s Shawn Carney feared the same.
When the makers of God’s Not Dead signed on to do the project, I (and everyone) felt much relief. And now, after several years of waiting (not very patiently), the movie is launching in theaters in just a week (3/29/19). In case you’re unfamiliar with Abby’s story, here is the “blurb” from the movie’s promotional materials:
All Abby Johnson ever wanted to do was help women. As one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the nation, she was involved in upwards of 22,000 abortions and counseled countless women about their reproductive choices. Her passion surrounding a woman’s right to choose even led her to become a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood fighting to enact legislation for the cause she deeply believed in.
Until the day she saw something that changed everything leading Abby Johnson to join her former enemies at 40 Days for Life and become one of the most ardent pro-life speakers ever. Go to http://www.unplannedfilm.com to see a trailer and to find out where the movie is showing near you (under TICKETS).
As is true of any Hollywood production, how the film performs, how many tickets are sold, opening weekend is crucial to the success, and staying power, of that film. UNPLANNED is no different. Actually, to my way of thinking, it’s even more important for a film like this. Attending this film in record numbers will send a signal to anyone paying attention that Americans are sick and tired of Planned Parenthood’s lies.
I was fortunate to see an advance screening of the film and I can attest to its profound and powerful message. But, if you don’t want to take my word for it go here and see for yourself by watching the trailer, a 30 minute sneak-peak, and interviews with the makers and actors.
Be aware, the film is rated R. Not for language or adult situations but for the disturbing and accurate imagery portraying both a chemical and a surgical abortion. How ironic. A 15-year-old girl must have a parent present to see this movie, but in many states, she can obtain an abortion without parental knowledge. This movie shows the inhumanity of Planned Parenthood and the lies on which their billion dollar business is built.
Please do everything you can to see this movie. Take friends and family. Invite those you know, especially, who are “fence-sitters” on the abortion issue, or even those you know who are pro-choice. This film will definitely give everyone who sees it something to think about.