The pro-life Christian film is going all out right now at the box office in Canada, but it will have a special showing tonight in the U.S. capital.
Unplanned wrapped up its theatrical run in America back in June, having earned $18.1 million. Now it is doing really good numbers in Canada, where it debuted one week ago: the movie has turned in the top per-theater revenue average for all of North America for several days.
This film is based on a memoir of the same name by Abby Johnson, a former director of a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic who was transformed into an outspoken right-to-life advocate by what she saw there. The writer/director team of Chuck Konzelman and Cary Solomon unflinchingly portray the immoral and moneygrubbing policies of the abortion industry in America and the picture has been hailed by the pro-life movement.
Tonight, one of the pillars of that community will put on a public showing of Unplanned right in front of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Washington, DC. The group is called the Christian Defense Coalition and its director, Rev. Patrick Mahoney, says the abortion behemoth's claims about providing women with health care are really just a fig leaf to cover its primary aim: the for-profit mass killing of innocents.
"Showing Unplanned in front of a Planned Parenthood abortion center is a powerful witness to the dignity of every life and the example we all must follow to protect human rights and end violence in our society."
This is the second time Rev. Mahoney and his group have done this and he believes the tactic is an effective way to spread the film's message. In fact, he says he hopes to eventually launch a nationwide campaign to show Unplanned outside abortion clinics all across the country.