“UnPlanned” Movie Shows Unvarnished Reality of Abortion

by Julie Roys

I’ll never forget my friend’s description of what happened after her abortion. She said she got wheeled into a room on a gurney. And there in that room were eight to nine other women on gurneys who had also just had abortions. And all of them were crying—hard.

That’s what abortion is like. It’s not a warm, fuzzy experience like the abortion counselor who filmed her abortion and posted it online wants the public to believe. Abortion is almost always lonely. Filled with sorrow. And gut-wrenchingly tragic.

That’s the unvarnished truth presented in the new movie Unplanned. The film, which is set to release in theaters March 29, tells the story of Abby Johnson—a Planned Parenthood director who became a pro-life activist after witnessing an ultrasound-guided abortion in 2009.

Johnson’s description of that experience in her book, Unplanned, is gripping. But it’s especially powerful in the movie, which I saw earlier this week at a pre-screening hosted by the Illinois Family Institute and 40 Days for Life.

In the movie, we see what Johnson saw—an ultrasound image of a baby in its mother’s womb. Then we see an ultrasound image of a suction tube enter the womb…

“UnPlanned” Movie Shows Unvarnished Reality of Abortion