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By Dr. Élise Rose, LifeSiteNews, July 12, 2019
Why should Canadians see Unplanned, the biopic of Abby Johnson’s life, opening on July 12? Other, more traditional summer options featuring superheroes and talking toys are out there. Why watch a film about abortion, a subject both controversial and even gruesome? Because it just might be eye-opening.
The US public certainly awarded the film unexpected box office success. Unplanned grossed over $18 million in its US theatrical release, triple its minimal budget. I believe that Unplanned is helping to break down our society’s denial about the true nature of abortion. More and more people are coming to recognize the violent nature of the procedure. Furthermore, because it depicts one woman’s personal journey from such denial to acceptance of the truth, it gives moviegoers permission to change their own points of view.
Unplanned, written and directed by Chuck Konzelman and Cary Solomon, tells the story of Abby Johnson’s transformation from abortion clinic director to pro-life activist. Although the movie covers one of the most controversial political and moral issues of our time, it is essentially a dramatic biography describing Abby Johnson’s complete reversal of perspective. The film shows how her eyes were opened to the reality of abortion, while also exposing the inner workings of Planned Parenthood, the abortion industry’s corporate giant.