March 30, 2019
Real Love, Real Choice
Last night our founders Kim and Diego attended a screening of the movie Unplanned hosted by Beit Tikvah Messianic Church in Renton, WA. About 300 people were in attendance. A collection for was taken after the movie, and they blew all expectations out of the water by generously raising $4249.22 to support 4US and our mission to “illuminate hope” for women (and families) across the nation!
Here’s what Diego had to say about the movie:
“I love this movie because it tells the truth, in a beautiful way, while showing that good people aren’t perfect angels. Whether it’s the caring women who work in the Planned Parenthood clinic in Bryan, TX along with Abby Johnson; church goers who want to hide their daughter’s (and family’s) "shame"; the daughters, wives, girlfriends and mothers who "choose abortion" because they feel they have no choice; or Abby Johnson, herself.
“The movie is well acted with a couple surprise cameos; the narrative arc is powerful; and the truth about abortion is told in a profoundly poignant way. Early in the movie you’ll see the scene that changed Abby’s view on abortion forever, via some virtual imagery on a 2-D ultrasound. One moment the baby is there in the womb -- the next it’s not. The absence is profound. There are some disturbing images of blood in a clinical setting and a shower scene (no nudity) -- but with the "products of conception" (Planned Parenthood’s term for fetus) shown in residual, unrecognizable, clumps of blood.
“I’m not going to go into the plot of the movie beyond telling you it’s a story that is eminently relatable, compelling, hopeful, redemptive, and most importantly -- true.
“We have 4 kids ages 15, 14, 12 & 10. This movie should probably have been rated PG-13 for the disturbing subject matter, but the R-rating is definitely unwarranted. I’m not going to get into the political motivations of why, and how, the MPAA may have rated this. But I think your adolescent sons and daughters should DEFINITELY see this movie.
“What’s the definition of irony? In Washington State and many others -- your 13-17 year old daughter can’t see this movie without your supervision; but she can experience the heartbreak, hopelessness, and horror of abortion without your knowledge or consent.”
Please go and see this beautiful and inspiring movie.
Afterwards, visit our Adopt-a-Center website.
Seek out a pregnancy care center near you.
Pay them a visit.
And consider making a gift to 4US.