I believe that it is important for me to explain our promotion throughout the community regarding the film Unplanned.
This movie is the story of Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood director who was involved in almost 22,000 abortions. She eventually met the Lord, and gave her heart to God, and has since become a spokesperson for life. I have read several articles regarding this movie, and we have joined with Bott Radio to help get the word out promoting it. Abortion has been a blight on our nation and it is currently back in the “front pages” of the national news cycles. Yet, the lines are being drawn. Abortion is currently being advocated in areas of our country like never before while at the same time there is a growing number of Americans claiming to be pro-life. God seems to be putting His hand on this important issue both nationally and in our hearts.
In a surprise ruling by the MPAA, this movie, which is by the same producers of God’s Not Dead and A Case for Christ, was given an R-rating for “violence directly associated with the abortion process.” I have included links to two articles in which Abby Johnson and the producers explain the R-rating. The irony is that in many places a young girl can get an abortion without parental consent, but to come to this movie they will need parental consent.
I would encourage us to pray that the message of this movie makes a difference in society and in our nation.