There are many things to write about every day, but there is one that deserves to be written about every day that we rarely talk about — abortion.
Unfortunately, in our society abortion is considered as normal and acceptable as ripping the heart out of a living human being was to the ancient Aztecs. It is supported as a matter of course by almost everyone. Catholic schools like Notre Dame have reproductive rights clubs. Mothers teach their daughters how they control their own bodies and if they have their own daughters it’s OK to kill them as long as they aren’t born yet.
So how exactly do we turn this horror around and end the nightmare? How do we make babies human?
The answer for one woman who worked for Planned Parenthood was to see an abortion for herself — to watch a uterus “emptied” of its precious cargo by having the living, moving, sentient fetus torn to pieces and suctioned into a tube like so much garbage. That moment of seeing the truth of abortion turned Abby Johnson from an abortion provider to an anti-abortion crusader. Her book “Unplanned” is now a film and it tells the story of how the truth of abortion once seen can never be unseen. If you support abortion, you are supporting the most horrific and brutal death of a living being.
It is important that parents see this film with their children. It shows the violence of abortion and the trauma it causes, and may be the only thing that will turn young girls away from the political indoctrination they will receive elsewhere that abortion is a right. A reproductive right cannot include the right to end another life. That is not reproduction but rather murder.
“Unplanned” was given an R rating because of its “violence,” which is ironic considering that in many state’s children can obtain abortions more easily than they could attend this film without a parent’s permission. But it is absolutely vital that parents talk to their teenage children about the truth of abortion and then take them to see this film. If it traumatizes them, that’s good. It may save a life later.
Is it possible for one film to change America? To instruct our conscience and give us the strength to admit how horribly wrong we were? Maybe not, but one book is credited with provoking the shame that led to the end of slavery in America. “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” changed history. Let’s pray that “Unplanned” can do the same.
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