Unplanned, is the most controversial Movie of 2019.
Now before I get into the Review proper, I must tell you that I am a Christian and this subject is very personally repugnant to me. But, having said that, I think this is a movie that should be shown to every "adult" person. Why? Because there is so much misinformation out there about abortion. There is also so much anger and polarization about this topic. This review may seem one sided, but that is my point of view. After seeing this movie you can make up your own mind.
I personally have not read the book, but have seen the movie and the book is on order. I like to read and re-read on this topic because I feel it is so important to be completely clear on all the information and implications. After all this is supposed to be helping women and looking after their health care. There is so much information that gets twisted by the emotional aspect of the subject.
Now you may be wondering what the heck the subject of this Movie and Book are. Well, there's no easy way to say it's about ABORTION, and the whole abortion industry. (Make no mistake, it is an industry.)
Abby Johnson, the author, should know the industry better than anyone. She worked for many years as a Director of a Planned Parenthood facility in Texas. She had worked her way through the system from handing out flyers to college kids, working as a volunteer at the clinic and ultimately becoming the clinic's director. She was so good at her job that she was awarded the Planned Parenthood highest accolades, Employee of the Year at their annual convention.
Coincidentally, this is the moment that Abby finds out that Planned Parenthood's mission statement is a lie! In one meeting she goes from Employee of the Year to questioning everything she has always believed.
I don't want to give away too much of this story, because I really want you to see it! Many movie theaters will not show this movie because of it's controversial topic. Not to worry, you can get to see it on Hoopla!
Hoopla is a free service and you can borrow movies, books, and so much more. Tracey, one of our writers let us know about this service and I'm so thankful to her for sharing this with me.
I also don't like movie theaters telling me what I can and cannot see! There are so many questionable movies out there that are readily shown to the public, but, when a movie takes a moral stand, they deem it inappropriate and don't allow it to be seen in their venues. So in order to understand this, I watched this movie using Hoopla!
Please be aware, you might want to watch this movie first before sharing it with your family, It is a very emotional topic, but one that really needs to be understood from all sides.
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