UNPLANNED Film Review (Movieguide)

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Summary

 

Unplanned is the incredible, powerful true story of Abby, a young woman who gets drawn into working for Planned Parenthood because she thinks that the goal is to help prevent pregnancies. Unplanned is extremely well made and powerful.

 

Review

 

Unplanned is the incredible, powerful true story of Abby, a young woman who gets drawn into working for Planned Parenthood because she thinks that their goal is to help prevent pregnancies.

 

The movie starts with Abby, now the director of the local Planned Parenthood office, being asked to go where she’s never gone before, into the operation room to hold the ultrasound device so the doctor can suck out the baby. She runs to the bathroom and throws up.

 

Cut to Abby as a young woman at Texas A&M. She comes from a very Christian family that’s very pro-life, but when she stops by a volunteer fair during her junior year, one of the booths is operated by a Planned Parenthood representative who talks her into volunteering. Her job as a volunteer escort is to go outside and guide the women into Planned Parenthood before all the protestors talk the women out of getting an abortion. She does such a good job that soon she’s working for Planned Parenthood.

 

Abby gets married quickly and quickly divorced. Her parents put up with her being at Planned Parenthood, but don’t like it. Eventually, she finds a man who loves her. He is also a Christian and pro-life, but puts up with her working at Planned Parenthood like her parents do.

 

Slowly, Abby starts not just selling birth control, but also pitching young women about having an abortion. When the director takes her to the room where they keep the dead baby body parts, she isn’t upset at all. So, the director suggests that she should become the next director. One young girl starts bleeding badly after her abortion. Also, Abby gets pregnant and takes the ru-486 abortive pill, which causes her to lose the baby and bleed at home with cramps and pain.

 

Over time, Abby rises through the ranks of Planned Parenthood, continuing to tell herself that she’s helping people. She even tells the staff to be nicer to the protestors who don’t understand what they’re saying.

 

Finally, we come back to the opening scene, where she’s asked to go into the operating room and hold the ultrasound wand. Suddenly, the reality that this is a baby who’s trying to avoid the doctors painful tools becomes clear to her, but now she’s in trouble with Planned Parenthood and they take her to court for leaving her job and for rejecting their cause to have more and more abortions.

 

Will Planned Parenthood win in court? Will people be transformed? When will the killing stop?

 

Unplanned is extremely well made. It’s a movie that anyone can watch and be caught up no matter what their point of view. It’s structured so powerfully that, by the end, it brings a torrent of tears. It’s a very hard movie to tell people that they should watch. You must have caution for the young girl who’s bleeding after the abortion and for Abby who’s bleeding after the abortive drug. It is amazing that it took Abby so long to come to her senses and for that reason alone, everyone should see Unplanned.

 

Content (CC, BB, Ab, H, L, V)

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements: Strong Christian and moral content, but includes arguments from Planned Parenthood, abortion, with some humanist content that’s not condoned

Foul Language: Five obscenities

Violence: Extremely intense scene of woman who takes abortion pill and feels intense pain and scene of intense bleeding

Sex: No sexual content

Nudity: No nudity

Alcohol Use: Two scenes include drinking, but not to excess

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse: No smoking or drug abuse but woman takes abortion pill; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality: Nothing else objectionable.

 

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Abundant Life Ministry

Dalene Labrum has organized a march and created a petition against the Marie Stopes clinic. If you wish to circulate the petition, please contact Dalene for a copy: 079-566-4595. Petitions must be back by 2 September, but we will also do petitions on the actual day with passers-by. We will also visit the clinic on 5 September to inform and give ultimatum of some kind.

 

Prayer - 7 September at Riebeeck Strand with Rozanne Visagie and the Revival Prayer group focusing on the protest of the following Saturday.

 

Protest - 14 September, Saturday, 9:00-13:00, outside new Marie Stopes abortuary in Parklands (15 Bishops Bend, Parklands). If we get a permit, we will walk a route that will be from Sandown Rd from Caltex garage, Gie Rd to Wood Drive just passed the Marie Stopes abortion clinic. Pro-Life material and evangelism material will be handed out at traffic lights (Wood Drive, corner of Sandown Rd.) Thank you so much for your support and prayer for this project.

 

National Alliance for Life Conference – 5 October

All pro-lifers and pro-life ministries in South Africa are invited to participate in the annual National Alliance for Life Conference, Saturday, 5 October 2019, 9:00am – 13:00, Gateway Christian Church, Umhlanga, near Durban. To participate, contact Doctors for Life:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  , 032-481-5550.

 

International Life Chain Sunday

Join together with thousands of other pro-life Christians in South Africa and tens of thousands of pro-lifers worldwide in prayer and action on International Life Chain Sunday, 6 October at 14:00. The National March for Life will simultaneously be taking place in Durban.With messages such as “Abortion Kills Babies”, “Abortion: One Heart Stops, Another Heart Breaks,” “Choose Life! So that you and your children may live,” and “Babies are a blessing,” Life Chain participants have informed millions of passing motorists as they line the streets of their cities - large and small, across America, Canada, South Africa, Zambia and in other countries worldwide.

 

NATIONWIDE LIFE CHAINS – Please Mobilise Your Congregation to Participate!

 

BLOEMFONTEIN: Daily protests and prayer vigils from 6:30am to 10:30am outside the National District Hospital and Marie Stopes abortuary. Contact Faan Oosthuizen: 083-265-9395, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

DURBAN: Sunday, 6 OctoberNational March for Life, 14:00 - 17:00pm, corner of Centenary Blvd and Zenith Drive, near Gateway Mall, Umhlanga. Organised by the National Alliance for Life, Contact:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 032-481-5550.

 

CAPE TOWN: Sunday, 6 October, 14:00 - 16:00pm. Traffic island in Buitengracht Street, near entrance to Waterfront. Contact: Africa Christian Action: 021-689-4480, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . “Could you not watch with Me for one hour?”  Matthew 26:40

 

Pro-life sermonsPowerPointsarticlesbooks, DVDsleaflets and posters are available to help you mobilise your congregation in the Fight for Life. Pro-life speakers from Africa Christian Action can be invited to inform and inspire your school or congregation. "Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? Who will stand up for Me against the workers of iniquity?" Psalm 94:16

 

See also:

Abortion is Murder

Slavery Today – Setting the Captives Free

A Tale of Two Islands

William Wilberforce - Setting the Captives Free

Rescue Those Being Led Away to Death

How Abortionists Lie to Women

Abortion in South Africa: Has the Church Grown Silent?

Sanctity Life Sunday Sermons, Bible Studies and Prayers

Scriptural Imprecatory Prayer Proclamation Against Abortion

Sanctity Life Prayer of Repentance

Do Christians Care?

Operation Nehemiah

National Repentance

Africa Christian Action

PO Box 23632

Claremont 7735

Cape Town South Africa

Tel: 021-689 4480

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