My Thoughts on Unplanned After Watching the Movie With My Daughters (13 and 14 Years Old)
I was deeply moved and impacted by seeing the film Unplanned last weekend with my two teenage daughters. I am thankful for the leaders in the film industry who had the courage and vision to make such a powerful film. One reason that I was so impacted by the film, and desire Christians across America to see it, is that I had a tragic first-hand experience with abortion before I came to Christ. As a college student and atheist, I wrongly encouraged a girlfriend to get an abortion. I watched as she fell into a deep depression after the abortion and I saw how abortion not only ends the life of a baby, but deeply wounds women and all those associated with it. I am thankful that I found healing in Christ after becoming Christian, but I still mourn that decision and pray for those impacted by abortion.
Unplanned is powerful because it does not allow us to put abortion conveniently on the back burner of our consciences. We as Christians need a film like this to jar our convictions. Buying a movie ticket to see Unplanned is a simple and yet powerful way to say to our culture: We care about this issue. We care about the unborn. We care about the women who suffer at the hands of the abortion industry. It is the least we can do.
I encourage everyone to see this movie and possibly take your teenage kids. Hollywood, and many in the media, are trying to prevent this movie from being a success. In addition to blocking ads and social media accounts, they gave it an “R” rating. I’ve seen tons of PG-13 movies with massive amounts of blood and content that was far worse than this movie. The scenes are intense and anything but gratuitous. It is all profoundly true and accurate… and done in a way that most teenagers should be able to handle.
I highly endorse Unplanned. Join our family and ministry in supporting this important movie!
Stephen Williams (Founder/Director Prepare the Way Ministries)