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American Family Association Recommends Powerful Film ‘Unplanned’

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 @ 12:00 AM

TUPELO, Miss.—“Unplanned” may be the most important movie Americans see this year, says the American Family Association (AFA,


“Unplanned,” which opens in theaters nationwide this Friday, March 29, is the inspiring true story of one woman’s journey of transformation. AFA leaders have screened “Unplanned” and strongly encourage all Americans to see the film. Watch a preview here.


The much-anticipated movie follows the story of Abby Johnson. All Abby 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 abortion even led her to become a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood, fighting to enact legislation for the cause she so deeply believed in.


That all changed the day she saw something she would never forget—a baby fighting for its life. This led Abby to join her former enemies at 40 Days For Life, the largest internationally coordinated pro-life mobilization in history, and become one of the most ardent pro-life speakers in America.


“‘Unplanned’ is one of the most powerful films I’ve ever seen and especially having to do with the issue of life,” said AFA President Tim Wildmon. “Abby was a woman who was deeply involved in Planned Parenthood until God showed her the truth about this evil organization. She left Planned Parenthood and now speaks out on behalf of life. It’s a great story that I’m glad to recommend.”


AFA is also urging Americans to read the powerful review of “Unplanned,” written by AFA Journal’s Anne Reed and appearing on AFA’s online blog, The Stand.


“‘Unplanned’ contains a few mild profanities, and no nudity or sexual content,” Reed wrote. “So producers were shocked when it received an ‘R’ rating. MPAA had unwittingly acknowledged the degree of violence that comes with killing a human being in the womb. The irony is astonishing, considering that 13 states allow a minor to have an abortion without parental knowledge. And in the 37 states which require some level of parental involvement, an alternative process allows minors to bypass parental authority.


“Scenes that expose the truth about abortion are difficult to watch, both the procedure itself and the bloody ‘normal recovery’ for a woman who uses the RU486 abortion pill,” she added. “Parents are advised to see it first and consider watching and discussing it with older children.”


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