Ashley Bratcher, who plays Abby Johnson, is pictured in a scene from the movie "Unplanned," the story of Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood clinic director, and her decision to join the pro-life movement. CNS photo/Unplanned.com
Ashley Bratcher, who plays Abby Johnson, is pictured in a scene from the movie "Unplanned," the story of Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood clinic director, and her decision to join the pro-life movement. CNS photo/Unplanned.com
The Catholic Campus Ministry at Monmouth University is hosting a showing of the movie “Unplanned.”

The event, which is open to the public, will be held 7 p.m. Feb. 17 in the university’s Wilson Auditorium, 400 Cedar Ave, West Long Branch.

“Unplanned” is a story about Abby Johnson, a former pro-choice Planned Parenthood facility director, and her conversion to the pro-life cause.

Sophomore John Spinelli, a member of the university’s campus ministry, said the group is hoping students, faculty and visitors from different backgrounds will attend the movie showing and learn about Johnson’s story.

“I remember the first time I watched the movie; it gave me a greater appreciation for the dignity of all human life,” he said. “It seems that year after year, the pro-life movement is becoming [more] mainstream, and we want to continue to give it more attention.”

According to a Catholic News Service review of the 2019 movie, the film follows Johnson’s steady rise to become one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the country. Yet it also shows how she gradually became uneasy about the organization's marketing of abortion.

Abby Miller, campus ministry president, said the movie opened her eyes to what goes on in abortion clinics.

“Being a female young adult, the film pushed me to step into the shoes of a woman experiencing an unplanned pregnancy and the emotions she would be experiencing,” she said. “Our communities must come together to help women in these situations, accepting them with a warm embrace, providing them with loving options."

The movie, based on Johnson’s 2011 book of the same name, is rated R for depiction of abortion.

To attend, R.S.V.P. by Feb. 12 to campus minister Cristina D’Averso Collins at cdaverso@monmouth.edu.

 

 

 


The Catholic Campus Ministry at Monmouth University is hosting a showing of the movie “Unplanned.”

The event, which is open to the public, will be held 7 p.m. Feb. 17 in the university’s Wilson Auditorium, 400 Cedar Ave, West Long Branch.

“Unplanned” is a story about Abby Johnson, a former pro-choice Planned Parenthood facility director, and her conversion to the pro-life cause.

According to a Catholic News Service review of the 2019 movie, the film follows Johnson’s steady rise to become one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the country. Yet it also shows how she gradually became uneasy about the organization's marketing of abortion.

The movie, based on her 2011 book of the same name, is rated R for depiction of abortion.

To attend, R.S.V.P. by Feb. 12 to campus minister Cristina D’Averso Collins at cdaverso@monmouth.edu.