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Want to learn more about the abortion issue? Watch ‘Unplanned’ in cinemas nationwide!

Unplanned is coming to Philippine cinemas, and everyone’s been raving about it!

On Wednesday, August 21, SM Cinemas will exclusively screen Amazon’s top-selling DVD, Unplanned. The film, based on the US best-selling autobiographical memoir, creatively tackles both sides of the abortion issue as it follows the real-life story of Abby Johnson.

A firm advocate for women, Abby strongly believed in a woman’s right to abortion. Despite her parents’ and husband’s disapproval, she proactively promoted abortion by working as a clinic director for Planned Parenthood––an international reproductive health organization. 

As one of America’s youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors, Abby was involved in more than 22,000 abortions and counseled countless women about their reproductive choices. Her passion surrounding a woman’s right to choose even led her to become a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood, fighting to enact legislation for the cause she so deeply believed in.

However, all of Abby’s beliefs changed after she witnessed something that made her question her convictions––and eventually turn over a new leaf. Now, she is one of the most ardent pro-life speakers in America, backed by her peers at 40 Days For Life––the organization she used to consider an enemy.

Also Read: How you can turn your hobby into a personal advocacy

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‘Unplanned’ actress Ashley Bratcher and producer Mike Manhardt at the advanced movie screening event in SM Cinema North EDSA. (Photo taken August 13, 2019).

“Portraying Abby Johnson is a huge responsibility. To be able to tell the powerful story of her transformation was such an honor and the experience has been incredible,” said leading actress Ashley Bratcher, who recently visited the Philippines with producer Mike Manhardt to promote the film.

“We want this film to become a vehicle to start a conversation around the world, and we invite the Philippines to be part of that conversation” shared Manhardt.

Unplanned is directed by the writers and co-producers of God’s Not Dead, Cary Solomon and Chuck Konzelman. It stars Ashley Bratcher as Abby Johnson, Brooks Ryan as Doug, Robia Scott as Cheryl, Jared Lotz as Shawn and Emma Elle Roberts as Marilisa.

Catch Unplanned starting August 21, only at SM Cinema branches nationwide. Book your tickets through the website, or download the SM Cinema mobile app.  You may also follow SM Cinema on Facebook and Instagram for updates.

Watch the movie trailer below:


Text by Aizel Dolom. Photos courtesy of SM Cinemas.

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