If you’ve somehow managed to escape the news that the movie Unplanned is coming to Australia and New Zealand this month, you’ve come to the right place to find out everything you need to know.

What is it?

Unplanned is the inspiring true story of one woman’s journey of transformation. Now a feature length movie, it is inspired by the book of the same name by Abby Johnson.

All Abby Johnson ever wanted to do was help women. As one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in America, she was involved in upwards of 22,000 abortions and counselled countless women about their reproductive choices. Her passion surrounding a woman’s right to choose even led her to become a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood, fighting to enact legislation for the cause she so deeply believed in.

Until the day she saw something that changed everything, leading Abby Johnson to join her former enemies at 40 Days For Life, and become one of the most ardent pro-life speakers in America.

Who is it for?

Rated M, the movie is for anyone who wants to understand abortion in our world today. Whether you would call yourself pro-life or pro-choice, this movie is for you.

Not only does it depict the true story of a woman who has had two abortions of her own (one chemical and one D&C), it also shows every angle of the abortion debate: from women’s rights advocacy, religious advocacy, the abortion industry, patients, and the effects on family. No side is left undepicted.

What are people saying about Unplanned?

“A side of Planned Parenthood rarely revealed. This is a movie with a difficult subject handled with compassion. There are disturbing scenes but ones important for society to see. I was very impressed with the quality of the film. Don’t miss it!”
– Written by Vbs110

“Excellent and realistic view of Planned Parenthood. I took my son (age 15) and daughter (age 13) to see this movie and my daughter looked away during some scenes because they were graphic and emotionally intense. The scenes with blood are pretty graphic; however, they did not appear to be exaggerated to me. The movie simply portrays the inherent trauma of both surgical and chemical abortion. Parents should definitely be aware that the bloody scenes are graphic and could be upsetting to a sensitive teenager. Having said that, I’m glad my kids saw the movie to see the violence of abortion and the emotional scars it leaves on the women.”
– Written by Allison M

What can you do?

1. You can book tickets for you, your friends and family from a range of different screenings across the country. Screenings have been organised by either individuals or groups through Fanforce. Once a screening date has been confirmed, a certain number of tickets need to be bought in advance for it to reach a “tipping point” to go ahead, so it’s vitally important that you buy your tickets as soon as possible.

For Australian screenings, go to: https://fan-force.com/films/unplanned/

2. If there is no screening in your area, you can organise your own right now. Simply go to https://fan-force.com/create-screening/ and get started. It’s so easy, and FanForce will help you with all the promotion too. Just bear in mind that they are in the process of organising over 100 screenings, so you will be looking at a screening at least five weeks in the future. Please be patient.

3. Once you’ve either found your local screening or had yours confirmed, promote it far and wide. That means contact your children’s schools, churches, businesses, and post your screenings on your social media. You may have to do this a number of times. Here’s some branded marketing collateral from Unplanned to help you.

4. Once people have been to see Unplanned, there will undoubtedly be those who have experienced an abortion and are looking for healing, as well as those who want to know what they can do to help more mums with unplanned pregnancies. Here are a few resources we recommend.

  • We’ve produced a couple of downloadable PDFs that you can download yourself and either print on your home printer or take to a local printers to be printed and handed out at your screening.
  • The best place to start is on the Essential Resources page of our Notbornyet website. You will find everything from tips and advice to where you can refer people to go for professional help.
  • A 40-day healing devotional has been produced by the guys at Unplanned to accompany the film which you can buy here.

Watch the trailer

Click here for more about the film.
Click here to learn more about Abby Johnson.


References
All consumer reviews taken from Common Sense Media.

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