The trailer for the highly-anticipated pro-life film “Unplanned: The True Story of Abby Johnson” has finally arrived.
The film focuses on former Planned Parenthood executive Abby Johnson. Once the youngest clinic director in the nation and the abortion company’s 2008 employee of the year, Johnson had a dramatic change of heart and became one of the most prominent whistleblowers in the abortion giant’s history.
The film is set to hit theaters on March 29, distributed by Pure Flix to some 800 screens on opening weekend.
“Unplanned” takes an unfiltered, inside look at Johnson’s journey, lifting the veil from the heavily-euphemized reality of abortion and Planned Parenthood, a government-funded organization that aborts some 320,000 babies annually.
“Johnson was one of their greatest allies as the youngest director of a clinic in the nation, until she walked out after assisting in an abortion of a 13-week-old fetus,” reads a press release for the film.
In her memoir, Johnson recalled the horrifying moment that changed her life forever: “For the briefest moment, the baby looked as if it were being wrung like a dishcloth, twirled and squeezed. And then it crumpled and began disappearing into the cannula before my eyes,” she wrote. “The last thing I saw was the tiny, perfectly formed backbone sucked into the tube, and then it was gone.”
During her tenure at Planned Parenthood, Johnson facilitated over 22,000 abortions.
Johnson believes the film will shine a light on the horrifying reality of abortion that was once not apparent to her.
“I thought I was helping women,” Johnson said in a statement. “But I was doing more harm than good. It wasn’t until I saw a child fight for its life that my world came crashing down and I understood the enormity of my actions. I had to leave.”
“No one will be able to walk away after seeing this movie and say, ‘I didn’t know,'” she added.
Johnson has since founded And Then There Were None, an organization that has helped over 500 abortion workers leave the industry and find new jobs.
The film stars “War Room” actress Ashley Bratcher, playing Johnson. Appearing on “Fox & Friends” last year, Bratcher revealed that her mother informed her during filming that she was almost aborted. “I need to tell you something that I’ve never told you before. I was going to abort you,” her mother told her, the actress said.
Bratcher’s mother had an abortion three years before her birth, noted The Daily Wire.
“I’m grateful that God, through His providence, planted me here to tell my story — and that I have the privilege of sharing this film with the world,” Bratcher said. “And yes, I do secretly hope that one of the outcomes of all of these ‘coincidences’ is that many will find the courage my mother found when she listened to her conscience and made the choice that gave me life.”
“I was born for this role,” she declared.
The film also features actor Brooks Ryan, playing Johnson’s husband, Robia Scott, as Johnson’s Planned Parenthood superior, and Emma Elle Roberts, as pro-life leader Marilisa Carney.
“Unplanned” was written, produced, and directed by “God’s Not Dead” creators Cary Solomon and Chuck Konzelman, and produced by Daryl Lefever.