Unplanned By Bill Bush
Go see unplanned.
But be prepared to cry and to squirm. It is, after all, a story about killing infants before they’re born, more commonly known as abortion.
I won’t give too much away, but in short, Unplanned is the story of Abby Johnson, who worked for Planned Parenthood for eight years. She became the youngest Clinical Director ever in the organization and received the Planned Parenthood Employee of the Year award in 2008.
Then she watched an abortion via ultrasound and walked away from the organization the next week.
The story follows her journey through Planned Parenthood and provides an inside look into how Planned Parenthood operates.
It’s rated R because of the subject matter. There isn’t any language, sex, or the normal types of violence that typically make up a rated R movie. There is some blood, in the context of medical procedures, and an ultrasound of an abortion of a 13-week old baby.
Please go see it. You don’t have to watch every moment if your stomach isn’t up to it. My friend Ron turned his head a number of times. But we need to embrace and support this film, its message.
Many of us don’t know how to contribute to the fight against abortion and going to see this movie is one small way. We need to show the country, especially the pro-abortion crowd, that the pro-life movement is serious, strong, and standing up against the evil that is abortion.
The movie was given an R rating, which is overkill, in my opinion. Plus the only television network willing to run trailers for the film was Fox News. The others declined/refused. There is a media bias for abortion and we have to fight against it by making this movie successful.
It’s well done. It isn’t a cheesy Christian movie, but is extremely well-acted and is based on a true story. Abortion is a horrible act and needs to be exposed for what it is—murder. We should not/cannot shrink for this truth. Please don’t skip just because it’s unpleasant. Get out of your comfort zone and let God speak to you through the film.
That being said, it is a true redemption story. Abby Johnson estimates she was complicit in over 20,000 abortions. Yet she repented and today runs a non-profit organization to help other abortion workers leave Planned Parenthood.
As interesting as her story is, I had heard her share it prior to watching the movie, so it didn’t grip me near as much as the subplot of Shawn Carney and the Coalition for Life.
I would go see a whole movie of the same story but from Shawn Carney and the Coalition for Life’s view point. They built a relationship with Abby Johnson, prayed for her and for the abortion clinic, protesting regularly, and now have their offices located inside the former abortion clinic.
Carney led a 40 Days for Life campaign where volunteers prayed in front of the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic 24 hours a day for 40 days. Volunteers protested every Saturday in front of the clinic.
All I’m asking of you is to sit in a comfortable theater for an hour and forty-five minutes.