Monday, May 2, 2011


Documentary of Abby Johnson
Tyndale Entertainment

Abby Johnson made a courageous decision when she walked away from her job as the director of a key Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas and walked into the office of the Coalition for Life down the street. Yet that turning point was preceeded by years of searching -- and a moment of pure awakening. Little did she know that her one decision would turn into a national news story or that she'd immediately go from being a leader for Planned Parenthood to being a very public figure in the right-to-life debate.

The story of Abby Johnson is one that many people can relate to. Her classic upbringing creates a stark contrast with the career she eventually chose -- yet it's the transition from a Baptist background to running a Planned Parenthood clinic that is the most startling thing. It all happened as the result of a series if choices led her to an ultimate decision that changed the course of her life. Unplanned is based on the book that Abby wrote about her transformation from Pro-Choice to Pro-Life, and the resulting fallout from her previous employer.

This DVD is dramatic in its scope, content, and characters. Abby, herself, tells most of the story, with a few family members chiming in with their thoughts and impressions. The cinematography is outstanding and the visuals truly enhance the story throughout. Somehow, they managed to cram a story that took eight years to unfold into a 60 minute film, and it is magnficent.

If you have any questions about Planned Parenthood and what they do, you need to see this film.
If you think you know what Planned Parenthood is about, you need to see this film.
If you are on either side of the Abortion debate, YOU NEED TO SEE THIS FILM.

This is a story that needs to be proclaimed from the rooftops. You need to see this film.

I reviewed this DVD as a part of the Tyndale Publishers Blog tour. I wasn't required to give a positive review, but I was given an extra DVD to give away. So, let's have a contest! Just leave a comment, positive or negative, on this review. If I have your contact information, great! If I don't, give me some way to contact you. I will put all the names in a hat and draw a random name on May 15th.

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