By Elisabeth Deffner, National Catholic Register - Archbishop Joseph Naumann, the head of the U.S. bishops’ Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities, wrote a commentary for The Wall Street Journal, “Hollywood Admits Abortion Is Violent,” in which he recommends the film “to all people of goodwill.”... “Unplanned wasn’t produced to shame women who have had abortions or to condemn those who perform them. It’s about redemption,” he wrote. “Perhaps Abby Johnson’s courage in coming forward will change our nation from one that embraces violent, R-rated solutions for unplanned pregnancies to one that sees each human life as a gift to be celebrated.”
By Marc A. Thiessen, Patriot Post - But the movie also shows us what really takes place inside a Planned Parenthood clinic. The passcode to get into the clinic is “2-2-2-9” (a wicked joke; it spells “baby”). At one point, Cheryl invites Abby to chat with her in the “P.O.C.” room. When a nurse asks if Abby knows what “P.O.C.” stands for, she replies “products of conception.” No, her colleague says, it means “pieces of children.” Every aborted child must be reconstructed so that they can be sure no parts were left inside the womb.
By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture - But think for a moment about why the choice is so safe… The appointment is “safe” because the only people who are upset are the people who will be ignored… If reporters were inclined to pursue the story aggressively… they might take a hard look at the new archbishop’s track record. They might recall that it was then-Bishop Gregory who, as president of the US bishops’ conference, assured us that the bishops were doing everything they could to prevent abuse—in fact claimed that the progress had been “nothing less than miraculous”—and then sent Theodore McCarrick out before the TV cameras as a representative of that progress.