Ashley Bratcher Fights for Unborn Children by Supporting Young Mothers
The Christian actress is providing concrete help through a scholarship program that arose from her most prominent role.
Ashley Bratcher shot to prominence in 2019 as the lead actress in Unplanned, a biopic about abortion-clinic-director-turned-pro-life-advocate Abby Johnson. Not only did the North Carolina native turn in a powerful performance on screen, but she personally took up the right-to-life cause, launching a scholarship fund that same year to help young women facing unplanned pregnancies.
The latest Unplanned Movie Scholarship was awarded a few weeks ago by Bratcher and her partners at Heartbeat International - a pro-life pregnancy help organization - at the group's annual meeting in Louisville, KY. The $15,000 scholarship went to local resident Kayla Walker, who wants to earn a degree in science and hopes to master sign language in order to work with the deaf community.
Bratcher, who went through an unplanned pregnancy of her own with her now 13-year-old son, applauded Walker for her desire to give back: the mother, whose baby girl is named Jace, hopes to eventually support women at the same maternity home in Louisville where she herself received help.
"I love your heart and the fact that you want to be able to give back to them as much as they've given to you."
In a social media post about this award, Bratcher - who is currently in development on a film entitled Pharma that she will both act in and produce - said this is the sixth Unplanned Movie Scholarship given out; it brings the total figure thus far awarded to an impressive $70,000.
As we wrote when Unplanned released - here, here, and here - the actress faced concerted opposition from pro-abortion forces, but she boldly stood by her conviction to speak out in defense of the unborn. Christian Film Blog applauded her then for her courage and we do so now for her ongoing commitment to saving the lives of the innocent. If you would like to donate to support young mothers choosing life, you can do so via this link to the scholarship's website.