I need you to stop what you’re doing right now, and Google where in your city, the movie Unplanned is playing. And then go see it.
YOU GUYS. I am so fired up right now.
I just got out of seeing Unplanned. Now, if like me, you have never heard of this groundbreaking film, well that’s because the mainstream media doesn’t want you to see it.
Because it’s a powerful ProLife movie that completely exposes Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry.
And they’ve even slapped it with an R rating, (despite there being absolutely zero language, drugs, sex or profanity) just to dissuade people from seeing it, and prevent kids under 18 to be able to see it.
Which – it’s ludicrous. Ken Rather, Exec VP of Pure Flix says it best: “A 15-year old girl can get an abortion without her parent’s permission, but she can’t see this movie without adult supervision? That’s sad.“
Unplanned tells the story of Abby Johnson – a former Planned Parenthood Clinic Director (and PP Employee of the Year), who oversaw over 22,000 abortions in her career — and her journey to leaving Planned Parenthood and becoming a prolife advocate.
It is beyond powerful. I ugly cried no less than six times during the film. And even in the cab as I’m typing this out on my phone, I still have tears trickling down my cheek.
But for as emotionally moved and fired up about taking action, I am also filled with deep disappointment.
Because I was the only person in the theater.
Yes, you read that correctly.
I was the only person in the entire theater. New York City. One of the largest cities in the world. And only one theater is showing the film. And it is empty.
Talk about a let down.
Compare that to when my parents saw the film a couple days ago in Ohio: the theater was literally sold out.
Sold out!! And at the end of the film, a guy stood up and yelled “Now let’s do something about it!!” To which, the entire movie theater erupted in applause.
Isn’t that the truth.
Now let’s do something about it.
But what I do want to end with is this:
How, can we do something about it?
Truly, How. Because the truth is, we’re up against Goliath. The culture of death is so smart and conniving, and has crafted the manipulative language that by being pro-life, you are a) against women, b) against providing “safe reproductive health care” to women and c) saying that women shouldn’t have control over their bodies.
Those are the arguments, and it is dang hard to have the courage to even admit to being prolife, when that is what the opposition has gotten the entire country to believe.
You’re a bible banger. Oppressive. Anti-woman. Heartless against women in need of health care.
This film provides such an incredible opportunity to open up a dialogue. But we need people to see it. And with how deep Planned Parenthood’s pocketbooks go with donors and supporters — no one in the mainstream media is going to come out and support or even allow advertising for this film, because they’re financially in bed with Planned Parenthood.
Now let’s do something about it.
After the film, I couldn’t leave. I just sat there in my seat until all the credits rolled, they turned on the lights, and after about ten minutes, the young woman who was cleaning up the theater came in with her broom and dustpan and was like….”Uhh, you gotta clear out.“
Embarrassed, I dried my tears, finished up the tweet I was writing, and got up to leave. And that’s when the Holy Spirit came over me to talk to this girl.
I mean, she was about my age. Cleaning up spilled popcorn and ICEEs at an NYC movie theater. And I just felt moved to talk to her.
“Have you seen this movie?”
And clearly, seeing all the mascara that had run down my face she said…”Naw…what’s it about??”
And I said, “Actually, it’s about abortion.”
“Mmm, that ain’t my speed.“
And I said with a laugh, “Yeah, my mom wanted me to see this movie.” But then added, “It was incredibly powerful. I would really encourage you to see it.”
And she just kind of looked at me with curiosity. No judgement, not blowing me off. And I said, “I just think, right now it’s important to be informed about what’s going on in the world.”
To which, she replied – “Yeah, a lot of crazy $h*t out there.”
I smiled and as I turned to go, and she called after me, “Was it life changing?”
And I looked her in the eye and said, “Absolutely.” I introduced myself, shook her hand, and as I was leaving, I thanked her for how nice and clean the theater was, and she gave this huge grin – I think that, honestly, someone noticed.
I don’t know – maybe that conversation was nothing. Maybe the girl just really had to take a pee and wanted me to get the heck out of the theater so she could go on break and take care of business. But I don’t know…I just hope that maybe she’ll think about seeing the film. Or at least, feel good that someone noticed the hard work she was doing.
We all have opportunities to do something about abortion. Simply being open to having a conversation about it is a big one. We don’t have to bash our beliefs, or judge someone, or be combative about it. But just share that Unplanned was a powerful film. Or even just share this post!
But that’s not the only thing — supporting positive prolife media. That’s a huge one! The mainstream culture of death for sure isn’t going to promote or support this film. WE MUST.
We can also support prolife crisis pregnancy centers. This is SO CRUCIAL. My family is very involved in our local prolife crisis pregnancy center. These are amazing because they really do offer support and resources for young and older women who are in an unplanned pregnancy – as well as continued care and support even afterwards.
And lastly, the thing I was honestly SHOCKED by, is that I was really moved to go and pray outside of Planned Parenthood in NYC. And actually, I’ve already looked up where they are. I’m not going to carry a sign or be some outspoken, violent protestor – I’m just going to stand, and pray.
Because if there’s one thing I came away from this movie with, it’s that there is power in prayer.
Go see this film. You will not be the same.
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