Unplanned, the inspiring true story of former Planned Parenthood superstar Abby Johnson’s journey of transformation, opens in theaters on March 29.
The movie puts the story of the Johnson, the most prominent defector from the abortion industry, on the big screen at a time when the life issue is hanging in the balance amidst a divided political landscape.
Johnson was one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the nation. She was involved in upwards of 22,000 abortions and counseled countless women about their reproductive choices. Her passion surrounding a woman’s right to choose even led her to become a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood, fighting to enact legislation for the cause she so deeply believed in.
But one day she walked out after assisting in an abortion of a 13-week-old unborn baby. That day she saw the unborn baby flinch, struggling for life, and that changed everything and led her to join her former enemies at 40 Days For Life and become one of the most ardent pro-life speakers in America.
The movie is based on Johnson’s book by the same name. It stars Ashley Bratcher (War Room, 90 Minutes in Heaven) as Johnson; Brooks Ryan as her husband, Doug; Robia Scott (CSI, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) as Abby’s superior at Planned Parenthood ; Emma Elle Roberts (Hunger Games, Mocking Jay, I Am Not Ashamed) as Marilisa Carney, Kaiser Johnson (Little Boy, Vampire Diaries, Sleepy Hollow) who plays Jeff Paradowski; and Jared Lotz (Of Little Convenience, Thanksgiving) as Shawn Carney.