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  • Writer's pictureThomas Bonifield

Woman behind "Unplanned" Recounts Moment She Changed

What she saw during an abortion touched her like nothing else had.

Abby Johnson, author of "Unplanned," the book that the movie is based on.

Unplanned is a pro-life Christian film that tells the true story of Abby Johnson, a former abortion clinic director-turned-pro-life advocate. The film, which is based on her book by the same name, was written and directed by Cary Solomon and Chuck Konzelman, the team behind the God's Not Dead franchise.

As the director of a clinic in Texas, Johnson oversaw the abortions of more than 22,000 babies and was an ardent supporter of pro-abortion political positions. But being an administrator, she rarely was directly involved in the life-stopping procedures.

One day, however, a visiting abortionist was working in the clinic and called her in to help. More unusual still, he was performing an ultrasound-guided abortion. In an interview with Movieguide, Johnson says what happened next changed everything.

"I was there watching and saw this 13 week old baby fighting and struggling for his life against the abortion instrument. I knew then that I had completely denied, not the existence of the child, but I had denied the humanity of these children."

Johnson had by then become a mother herself and said in a previous interview that it "softened my heart to be able to listen to that whisper of God saying, "'You can't do this anymore.'" Not only did she quit her job and she became a pro-life advocate, but she also set up a ministry to help others leave the abortion business like she had.

This interview is moving and also features Ashley Bratcher, the Christian actress who plays Johnson in the film. You can watch it via this link to Movieguide. As for Unplanned, it will debut in theaters nationwide on March 29th.


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