Go see the movie Unplanned! It is exceptionally well done, especially given the controversial nature of its contents. If you haven’t seen a trailer for it on television, that’s not surprising. Almost every mainstream television network – besides Fox – refused to air their ad, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The trailer is below.
As you can see from the trailer, Unplanned follows the rise and fall of former Planned Parenthood clinic director and superstar Abby Johnson, from volunteer, to youngest-ever clinic director, to employee of the year, and finally vilified opposition.
She was a true believer in women’s reproductive rights until the event that changed everything.
The opening scene will grab you by the throat, graphically depicting the pivotal moment that changed her life. Then, it goes back to show how she got there, her personal struggles, and the impact others had upon her along the way. It is masterfully written, directed, and delivered. The acting was almost unanimously superb.
The part I appreciated most was that it portrayed Christians as real people with real struggles, not as caricatures, as they are usually portrayed. It was refreshing to see Christians portrayed as intelligent, well-spoken, and compassionate, even as they disagreed with each other. It was also nice to see how the movie handled some people who should be viewed as objectionable, even if they are well-meaning.
Glenn Beck interviewed Abby Johnson for her take on those well-meaning people and how they are not helping the pro-life movement. In fact, she claims they are doing the exact opposite by effectively transforming the clinic into a safe haven, protecting the vulnerable women entering the facility from their vile attacks.
Now, Abby Johnson is the CEO of And Then There Were None (ATTWN), “a registered nonprofit organization that exists to help abortion clinic workers leave the abortion industry. ATTWN is pro-life without exceptions. While we believe in and wholeheartedly support all peaceful prolife efforts, ATTWN seeks to end abortion from the inside out.”
In my opinion, Abby Johnson is to the pro-life movement what Saul/Paul was to the early Christian church. Paul was a zealot persecuting Christians, thinking he was doing God’s work as a Jewish leader (Pharisee). Abby Johnson was a zealot who worked deep in the belly of a baby killing machine, overseeing over 22,000 abortions, and she also thought she was doing God’s work. Both had a moment of profound transformation that will have an eternal impact on all who hear the message of God’s redemptive love, grace and mercy.
After you watch the movie – or even before, buy a copy and share it. Buy the book. We should all do whatever we can afford to support her efforts! More than that, we should also support those who supported her and Pure Flix, the film’s distributor.
My Pillow founder and CEO Michael Lindell invested $1 Million in the film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He even had a cameo as the equipment operator who tore down the Planned Parenthood sign to make way for the new pro-life occupants, 40 Days for Life, who were also an integral part of the movie. Unlike their aggressive anti-abortion counterparts, Unplanned reveals an “industry secret” regarding the effectiveness of pro-life organizations like 40 Days for Life as they pray outside clinics. Powerful stuff!
As for his involvement, Mr. Lindell is quoted by Brietbart saying, “It’s going to help so many people change their hearts. It’s going to save so many lives.” Regarding the film’s controversial R-rating, Mr. Lindell said, “You give this an R-rating? Are you kidding me? A 15-year-old can go get an abortion without her parents’ permission, but you can’t go to this movie without your parents? I just think this is a turning point in our history, where some day we’re going to look back and ask, ‘What were we thinking?’”
According to WND, Mr. Lindell also recently donated 10,000 pillows to hurricane victims.
Buy his pillows. I have used them for years. They are very comfortable. And, no, I am not a paid spokesperson, just a satisfied customer.
Given recent legislation that was passed in New York and Virginia, along with the Democrat’s full-throated endorsement of abortion and Planned Parenthood, the television networks’ refusal to air Unplanned’s ads, and the temporary shuttering of Unplanned’s Twiter account, this film needs as much publicity as possible. Spread the word!