UnPlanned. She thought that she was protecting and helping women who were facing the crisis of unplanned, unwanted pregnancies. And she really believed in what she was doing. She thought her choice to be a director of a Planned Parenthood Clinic in Texas that offered abortion services to its clients was the right one. What happened in that same clinic that would changed the course of her life wasn’t planned.
When she was called from her office to assist during an abortion procedure, Abby Johnson finally came face to face with the reality of what she had been promoting. She saw the lies she had believed—and told countless other women about abortion and their unborn children. And that is when she chose to walk away from the career she had poured herself into for eight years and become a part of a Pro Life Organization.
Walking away from her career at Planned Parenthood wasn’t without challenges, and eventually her story became a headline on the National news and brought Abby unexpectedly to the front as an advocate and public figure in the right for life movement of today.
unPlanned is a documentary that tells Abby’s story—of where she came from, and how God worked in her life for eight years to bring her to where she is today. I cried as I watched her story. As a strong believer in pro-life, and as a girl who also has a tender place in my heart for women in crisis, I could relate to Abby’s desire to help women and her journey is touching and sincere.
Told from her perspective and the perspective of her family as well as the people who stood on the other side of the fence and prayed for her, unPlanned is an heart griping documentary companion to Abby’s book of the same title.
The book has been on my wishlist for a while, so I was interested when I was contacted and asked to review the DVD documentary by Focus on The Family and Tyndale Publishing, and the 60 minute film is well worth watching! The trailer can be found on youtube.
I am also happy to have been given an extra copy of unPlanned to share with one of my readers.