Film Tells Former Planned Parenthood Employee’s Story

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By Emily Drooby

Abby Johnson worked at Planned Parenthood for eight years, but left in 2009 after witnessing something that changed her perception.

Johnson, explained, “After witnessing a live ultrasound guided abortion procedure on a 13-week-old baby, seeing that there was indeed humanity in the womb and that I was on the wrong side of this debate. So I left and have since then been really trying to expose what’s happening inside of abortion clinics.”

After leaving her job as a Planned Parenthood clinic director, Johnson became an influential pro-life activist. Now her story has been turned into a movie called “Unplanned”.

Johnson, explained, “The hope is that, number one people will see the reality of abortion. That the brand of Planned Parenthood will be chipped away. Show what’s really taking place inside of these clinics the other hope is that it will bring hope to those who have had abortions that there is forgiveness, there is mercy.”

Johnson along with Keith Mason, a member of the film’s production team, previewed the movie for members of DeSales Media Group at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph.

People asked Johnson questions, and got an early look at the film.

Monsignor Kieran Harrington, Vicar for Communications at the Diocese of Brooklyn, said, “It’s a very powerful film…It’s helpful to kind of understand how, film really does effect culture and I think this this film will go a long way to helping move the culture to kind of really see the evil of abortion.”} [14]

“Unplanned” is scheduled to be released in over 800 theaters across the country on March 22nd. Johnson will also be speaking at March for Life, the world’s largest pro-life event. A trailer for the film will also be shown at that event.