Unplanned, written by former Planned Parenthood leader Abby Johnson, is an absolutely amazing true story! You might have heard bits and pieces about Abby on the news in the past, but her story is so much deeper than any news snippet. In Abby's words: "What I have told people for years is a lie. What if I'd known... and what if I'd told all those women?" As a Planned Parenthood leader, Abby Johnson thought she was helping women in crisis. She was about to learn the truth. And facing the secrets of her past would be the toughest truth of all. This is a pro-life story that will touch your heart! The realities this book talks about are tough truths, but if Abby faced them, so can we. It's very eye-opening and touching. In the movie, those "tough truths" are surrounded by God's obvious intervention in Abby's life, truly amazing graced, and heart-rending stories of change. I believe every American, especially every American woman, should see! Unplanned is also a DVD. I've watched it and shared it with numerous people. If you don't have time to read the book, I definitely recommend the movie. It's very, very powerful.
I heard about this DVD from a blog tour invite, but did not have the availability at the time to tour it. My friend Amy did however and she let me borrow it after she was finished. I was not sure how I would feel about it, but I was interested and trust pretty much most things that come from Focus on the Family with out a doubt. The documentary starts with explaining how Abby was just a normal good girl growing up until the pressures of college and things changed a bit. She never was really bad, but she did get herself into situations that she shouldn't have been in. It is interested to hear how the organization then was able to provide the support she felt she was missing and in turn she gave eight years of her life and dedication to, because she wanted to in turn provide the support and protection that she had been given. Yes it was all a lie. Doesn't it make you wonder how life might have been if someone strong and with God on their side had been there for Abby? Well now for anyone else, Abby is there for them. She is there for the girls that need to know the truth about what an abortion really does. She is there for the clinic workers who need to know and believed the falsehoods that were fed them, which she believed herself for so many years. The truth needs to be known and have a voice, and that's what she is doing and this documentary tells you all about how she got to that point.