Why You Should Go See 'Unplanned' in Theaters

Why You Should Go See 'Unplanned' in Theaters

Over the weekend, Unplanned ranked as the fifth highest-grossing film, making $6.1 million. The movie highlights the abortion debate in a spectacular way as it tells the true story of Abby Johnson, who was at one time a clinic director for Planned Parenthood. Listen as host Stephen Strang shares more about this movie and why you should see it in theaters.

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Episode Notes

The Strang Report

with Stephen Strang

Over the weekend, “Unplanned” ranked as the fourth-highest grossing film in America, making $6.1 million. The movie highlights the abortion debate in a spectacular way as it tells the true story of Abby Johnson, who was at one time a clinic director for Planned Parenthood.

Listen as host Stephen Strang shares more about this movie and why you should see it in theaters.

Introduction

Stephen Strang: The issue of abortion is a political hot potato. A lot of people think is just ending an inconvenient pregnancy and it's a woman's choice. Hello, everyone, I'm Stephen Strang and welcome to the Strang Report. Today, I'm going to talk about abortion and a powerful movie about it called “Unplanned.” It's a movie that is in the theaters. It had a very successful first weekend. I encourage you to see it. The movie is a true story about Abby Johnson who oversaw clinics that did 22,000 abortions over an eight-year period. She was pro-abortion. She had a couple of abortions herself. Then something happened that radically changed her. Today she is one of the strongest pro-life advocates in the country. In fact, she has a ministry called And Then There Were None. This is a ministry that helps abortion workers such as herself leave the abortion industry. So far, 500 workers have followed her lead. I saw the movie about a month ago, I saw a pre-screening.

·         Read the Strang Report: Why You Should Go See “Unplanned” in Theaters This Week

I actually heard a speech by Mike Lindell. He is the kind of flamboyant inventor of My Pillow. He's very colorful speaker. Everyone seems to know him. He actually invested in this movie and interestingly, he has kind of a cameo role right at the end. You'll have to see the movie to see the part he plays. But it was a very well-done movie, very gripping. It tells a story in a very believable way. The actress who plays Abby Johnson is Ashley Bratcher. She's an extremely good actress. I felt that all the acting was very good. It kind of tells the story of how she went to work for Planned Parenthood and how she kind of moved up through the ranks. In fact, in 2008, she was the Employee of the Year for the entire Planned Parenthood network, which is just huge and powerful. In fact, it's really an inside view of how powerful Planned Parenthood is and how they look at things.

“Unplanned” on Charisma News

·         The Unbelievable Story behind the Doctor Who Plays an Abortionist in “Unplanned”

·         Despite Media Blackout, “Unplanned” Twitter Account Gains More Followers Than Planned Parenthood

But what happened to make the difference? She had participated in to some extent, as I said, 22,000 abortions and then something happened. The movie is very dramatic. You can watch the trailer and actually see this kind of defining moment. But she was asked to kind of fill in for someone; to hold a suction tube during an abortion in the 13th week. It was done with a sonogram so the abortion doctor and worker could actually see the baby very clearly in the womb. She could see this fully formed baby with arms and legs. She could see that when the suction thing went in, that the baby reacted and tried to defend itself as any human being would. She saw that the section tube sucked out the baby bit by bit, until at the end, there was just a blank black womb, empty. She realized that this was a fully formed human being. Later she began to understand, formed in God's image. It's what all of us who are pro-life believe, that there are many people who are just blind. They just decide they make up their mind that abortion is OK. I consider it to be birth control of the last resort. In other settings, I've said that I don't think that really anybody gets up in the morning and says, let's have an unplanned pregnancy so we can get an abortion, Of course not. But you know, people use the pill or they use condoms or the rhythm method or whatever people do and it didn't work, and suddenly they have a pregnancy. Nowadays, people are so selfish that they consider their convenience more important than the life of the unborn. The thing is that there are many, many homes that would welcome that child into their home to give them a good life.

·         Listen to the Podcast: “Unplanned” with Abby Johnson and Shawn Carney

There's a story on FOX News that I'm including as a link on my newsletter. It's a story by Abby Johnson herself, telling the story. There's a little interview on FOX in which they show a little bit of the trailer. I hope that you will go and see it. I hope you will encourage friends to go see it. It ended up being No. 4 on the box office, which is actually pretty good. However, it has been opposed in many ways. For one thing, it was given an R rating, which means that teenagers cannot go unless they go with their parents. Interestingly, in many states, a teenage girl can have an abortion without parental consent, but can't see this pro-life movie without parental consent. It just shows you how upside down many things are in our country. I read an article online from the Daily Signal which quoted The Hollywood Reporter as saying that there were a number of outlets that refused advertising and they included Lifetime, The Travel Channel, The Cooking Channel, HGTV the Food Network, The Hallmark Channel and USA Network. Only Fox News and CBS took the ads. I was asked by a Christian leader who had not seen the movie and whose ministry had a policy of not promoting any R-rated movies, why it had an R rating. He asked me because I had seen the movie. I told him I honestly didn't know. There is no sex or bad language, no shoot 'em ups. The only thing is that abortion itself is violent. So, they would have had to have given it that rating because of the violence of killing unborn children.

Others have written about “Unplanned.” You can find a lot of stuff online. I hope that you will read the little article by Abby Johnson about her story. It was made into a book and now into a movie. It's distributed by Pure Flix, which is a fine company that gives us some very good movies. I think the quality of so called Christian movies … although this is not really a Christian movie, per se. Christians will resonate with it, and showed some Christian protesters, or maybe that's not the right word, they would stand outside the abortion clinic and pray with the girls that were going in or talk to them or talk to the workers as they came in and out. Interestingly, these people reached out to Abby and helped influence her especially when she decided to leave. I hope I haven't told too much of the story for you. It's a widely known story. There really is no mystery. It’s just a very well-told story in a movie that I think that you ought to see. We need to support movies like this because the general population doesn't. Let's also hope that a lot of minds are changed by people who see this movie, who began to really see abortion for what it is. Let's hope that more people become pro-life. They say that there's been a real shift just in the last year or so especially as Gov. Northam of Virginia talked about how they would kill President Trump, use the word execute, a fully born baby who is in the process of being aborted but somehow survived the abortion. He said they would keep the child he called it a child comfortable while the doctor and the parents or mother discussed what they were going to do. That just shocked so many people.

We need to stand against this. We need to protest to Northam. People have called for him to resign. He's apparently refusing to resign. He has no shame. Others who perform abortions have no shame. They have to know what’s going on, and they have just decided, their eyes are blinded. It's like the Nazis who worked in the concentration camps where the Jews were exterminated. These were human beings with conscience says at one time who, for whatever reason, bought into the Nazi mindset and killed these people because thought they were just doing their jobs. This is a spiritual battle. I've talked about this so many times before. We wrestle not against flesh and blood. This is not against certain people. This is against principalities and powers. I believe that God is raising up people who speak the truth, who put out movies like this. I hope even my podcast and my newsletter will influence a few people on this very, very important issue that is not just a political issue. It's become a political issue, but it's a moral issue, and we who believe in morality and believe in the Bible and believe that God created all life, and that all life is sacred from the moment of conception all the way through natural death, we've got to stand for it, no matter who's against it and no matter how popular it is.

For the rest of Stephen’s thoughts about Unplanned and abortion please click here.

 

Where to Find Stephen Strang on the Internet

·         The Strang Report on Charismamag.com

·         The Strang Report on cpnshows.com

·         On Twitter

·         On Facebook

Episode Notes

The Strang Report

with Stephen Strang

Over the weekend, “Unplanned” ranked as the fourth-highest grossing film in America, making $6.1 million. The movie highlights the abortion debate in a spectacular way as it tells the true story of Abby Johnson, who was at one time a clinic director for Planned Parenthood.

Listen as host Stephen Strang shares more about this movie and why you should see it in theaters.

Introduction

Stephen Strang: The issue of abortion is a political hot potato. A lot of people think is just ending an inconvenient pregnancy and it's a woman's choice. Hello, everyone, I'm Stephen Strang and welcome to the Strang Report. Today, I'm going to talk about abortion and a powerful movie about it called “Unplanned.” It's a movie that is in the theaters. It had a very successful first weekend. I encourage you to see it. The movie is a true story about Abby Johnson who oversaw clinics that did 22,000 abortions over an eight-year period. She was pro-abortion. She had a couple of abortions herself. Then something happened that radically changed her. Today she is one of the strongest pro-life advocates in the country. In fact, she has a ministry called And Then There Were None. This is a ministry that helps abortion workers such as herself leave the abortion industry. So far, 500 workers have followed her lead. I saw the movie about a month ago, I saw a pre-screening.

·         Read the Strang Report: Why You Should Go See “Unplanned” in Theaters This Week

I actually heard a speech by Mike Lindell. He is the kind of flamboyant inventor of My Pillow. He's very colorful speaker. Everyone seems to know him. He actually invested in this movie and interestingly, he has kind of a cameo role right at the end. You'll have to see the movie to see the part he plays. But it was a very well-done movie, very gripping. It tells a story in a very believable way. The actress who plays Abby Johnson is Ashley Bratcher. She's an extremely good actress. I felt that all the acting was very good. It kind of tells the story of how she went to work for Planned Parenthood and how she kind of moved up through the ranks. In fact, in 2008, she was the Employee of the Year for the entire Planned Parenthood network, which is just huge and powerful. In fact, it's really an inside view of how powerful Planned Parenthood is and how they look at things.

“Unplanned” on Charisma News

·         The Unbelievable Story behind the Doctor Who Plays an Abortionist in “Unplanned”

·         Despite Media Blackout, “Unplanned” Twitter Account Gains More Followers Than Planned Parenthood

But what happened to make the difference? She had participated in to some extent, as I said, 22,000 abortions and then something happened. The movie is very dramatic. You can watch the trailer and actually see this kind of defining moment. But she was asked to kind of fill in for someone; to hold a suction tube during an abortion in the 13th week. It was done with a sonogram so the abortion doctor and worker could actually see the baby very clearly in the womb. She could see this fully formed baby with arms and legs. She could see that when the suction thing went in, that the baby reacted and tried to defend itself as any human being would. She saw that the section tube sucked out the baby bit by bit, until at the end, there was just a blank black womb, empty. She realized that this was a fully formed human being. Later she began to understand, formed in God's image. It's what all of us who are pro-life believe, that there are many people who are just blind. They just decide they make up their mind that abortion is OK. I consider it to be birth control of the last resort. In other settings, I've said that I don't think that really anybody gets up in the morning and says, let's have an unplanned pregnancy so we can get an abortion, Of course not. But you know, people use the pill or they use condoms or the rhythm method or whatever people do and it didn't work, and suddenly they have a pregnancy. Nowadays, people are so selfish that they consider their convenience more important than the life of the unborn. The thing is that there are many, many homes that would welcome that child into their home to give them a good life.

·         Listen to the Podcast: “Unplanned” with Abby Johnson and Shawn Carney

There's a story on FOX News that I'm including as a link on my newsletter. It's a story by Abby Johnson herself, telling the story. There's a little interview on FOX in which they show a little bit of the trailer. I hope that you will go and see it. I hope you will encourage friends to go see it. It ended up being No. 4 on the box office, which is actually pretty good. However, it has been opposed in many ways. For one thing, it was given an R rating, which means that teenagers cannot go unless they go with their parents. Interestingly, in many states, a teenage girl can have an abortion without parental consent, but can't see this pro-life movie without parental consent. It just shows you how upside down many things are in our country. I read an article online from the Daily Signal which quoted The Hollywood Reporter as saying that there were a number of outlets that refused advertising and they included Lifetime, The Travel Channel, The Cooking Channel, HGTV the Food Network, The Hallmark Channel and USA Network. Only Fox News and CBS took the ads. I was asked by a Christian leader who had not seen the movie and whose ministry had a policy of not promoting any R-rated movies, why it had an R rating. He asked me because I had seen the movie. I told him I honestly didn't know. There is no sex or bad language, no shoot 'em ups. The only thing is that abortion itself is violent. So, they would have had to have given it that rating because of the violence of killing unborn children.

Others have written about “Unplanned.” You can find a lot of stuff online. I hope that you will read the little article by Abby Johnson about her story. It was made into a book and now into a movie. It's distributed by Pure Flix, which is a fine company that gives us some very good movies. I think the quality of so called Christian movies … although this is not really a Christian movie, per se. Christians will resonate with it, and showed some Christian protesters, or maybe that's not the right word, they would stand outside the abortion clinic and pray with the girls that were going in or talk to them or talk to the workers as they came in and out. Interestingly, these people reached out to Abby and helped influence her especially when she decided to leave. I hope I haven't told too much of the story for you. It's a widely known story. There really is no mystery. It’s just a very well-told story in a movie that I think that you ought to see. We need to support movies like this because the general population doesn't. Let's also hope that a lot of minds are changed by people who see this movie, who began to really see abortion for what it is. Let's hope that more people become pro-life. They say that there's been a real shift just in the last year or so especially as Gov. Northam of Virginia talked about how they would kill President Trump, use the word execute, a fully born baby who is in the process of being aborted but somehow survived the abortion. He said they would keep the child he called it a child comfortable while the doctor and the parents or mother discussed what they were going to do. That just shocked so many people.

We need to stand against this. We need to protest to Northam. People have called for him to resign. He's apparently refusing to resign. He has no shame. Others who perform abortions have no shame. They have to know what’s going on, and they have just decided, their eyes are blinded. It's like the Nazis who worked in the concentration camps where the Jews were exterminated. These were human beings with conscience says at one time who, for whatever reason, bought into the Nazi mindset and killed these people because thought they were just doing their jobs. This is a spiritual battle. I've talked about this so many times before. We wrestle not against flesh and blood. This is not against certain people. This is against principalities and powers. I believe that God is raising up people who speak the truth, who put out movies like this. I hope even my podcast and my newsletter will influence a few people on this very, very important issue that is not just a political issue. It's become a political issue, but it's a moral issue, and we who believe in morality and believe in the Bible and believe that God created all life, and that all life is sacred from the moment of conception all the way through natural death, we've got to stand for it, no matter who's against it and no matter how popular it is.

For the rest of Stephen’s thoughts about Unplanned and abortion please click here.

 

Where to Find Stephen Strang on the Internet

·         The Strang Report on Charismamag.com

·         The Strang Report on cpnshows.com

·         On Twitter

·         On Facebook

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