The co-director and co-writer of “Unplanned” told a Senate panel on Wednesday that since the film’s release, nearly 100 abortion industry workers have expressed interest in leaving the field.
The Pure Flix distributed movie “Unplanned” tells the story of Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood clinic director who has become an influential pro-life advocate.
Co-director and co-writer Chuck Konzelman testified before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee the film has overcome many marketing challenges — particularly in terms of being permitted to place ads — and is having a profound impact.
“We have had approaches though Abby Johnson’s organization And Then There Were None — which transitions workers out of the abortion industry — I believe we have something approaching one percent of the abortion workers in the United States seeking to leave the industry,” he told Subcommittee on The Constitution Chairman Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who was overseeing a hearing examining how tech companies are stifling free speech.
“The number of actual workers who have reached out is 94,” Konzelman added.
If that isn’t a testament to the power of movie media, what is?
Chuck Konzelman made the previous statements on Wednesday when he appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee to discuss the massive suppression efforts against the movie including advertising bias, a faulty MPAA “R” rating, social media censorship, and much, much more.
Although it’s quite impressive that something as simple as a movie would result in nearly 1% of the nation-wide abortion industry workers wanting to change careers, the movie has done so much more than that. It’s also having a profound effect on potential-abortion consumers, rather than just the providers.
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Abby Johnson, on whose life the movie is based, gives a powerful testimony about the difference being made.
As reported by Life News:
Every day I am waking up to messages about how people have been impacted by seeing UNPLANNED,” said Abby Johnson. “Some walked in pro-choice and walked out pro-life. Others are finding healing from past abortions. And many are finally seeing for the first time that this is what abortion looks like. I am so encouraged by the success of the film and that people are bringing their friends and family, especially those who are on the fence about abortion. It’s my hope that UNPLANNED will be the catalyst to make abortion unthinkable, not only in this nation, but the entire world.”
Ashley Bratcher, the actress who plays Abby Johnson in the movie also recently tweeted a message from a follower showing someone changing their mind against choosing abortion because of Unplanned. Bratcher’s tweet stated “Every single day I’m receiving messages just like this one. This role was worth it all.”