Abortion workers are quitting. Americans’ eyes are being opened to the truth about the abortion industry. And now babies’ lives are being saved through the message of the new film “Unplanned.”
The film is based on the true story of Abby Johnson, who worked for Planned Parenthood and eventually had a change of heart after watching an unborn baby be aborted during an ultrasound-guided abortion. It earned a surprising $6.1 million on opening weekend, and stayed in the top 10 in its second week at the box office.
Ashley Bratcher, who plays Johnson in the film, talked with Fox News on Monday about the impact that the film has had on women who were considering abortions.
“To be able to hear someone come to you and say I was so affected by your work that I decided, instead of having an abortion, that I’m now going to have my child,” Bratcher said. “I don’t know how to really explain how that feels, that you could potentially have just saved a life. There’s not a lot of actors who can say that.”
She recently shared two stories on Twitter from fans who said babies were saved from abortion after watching the film:
— Ashley Bratcher (@_AshleyBratcher) April 11, 2019
— Ashley Bratcher (@_AshleyBratcher) April 14, 2019
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Bratcher began to cry as she shared the stories with Fox News and the power of the film’s pro-life message.
“It’s literally so incredible that people are being affected this much,” she said. “This is why we did this movie. … We really do want to help women, to walk alongside them.”
The young actress encouraged women who are struggling with unplanned pregnancies to visit a local pregnancy resource center and learn about the free resources available to families in need.
“Unplanned” has had an impact on abortion workers as well. Last week, co-writer/co-director Chuck Konzelman told a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee that nearly 100 abortion workers have reached out to them in the past few weeks because they are thinking about quitting.
Johnson runs a ministry called And Then There Were None, which provides support for abortion industry workers who want to quit. For more information about the ministry, visit AbortionWorker.com. Since the ministry began, Johnson said they have helped nearly 500 abortion workers quit.
The film opened in theaters nationwide at the end of March. Despite a media blackout, a ‘R’ rating designed to discourage viewers and little coverage outside conservative media circles, “Unplanned” opened in fourth place during its first weekend and expanded to more movie theaters earlier this month.