WINNING! Almost 100 Abortion Workers to Leave Industry After Watching This Movie
It was revealed to Congress this week that nearly 100 abortion clinic workers have sought to leave their jobs after seeing the Abby Johnson movie Unplanned. Chuck Konzelman, director of the Pure Flix movie, revealed the statistic in a Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on censorship. Konzelman said 94 clinic workers have approached former Planned Parenthood executive Abby Johnson’s nonprofit, And Then There Were None.
And Then There Were None (ATTWN) is a registered nonprofit organization that exists to help abortion clinic workers leave the abortion industry.
The movie chronicles Johnson’s eight-year career at Planned Parenthood and her conversion to the pro-life movement after she watched a doctor perform an abortion via ultrasound.
Addressing the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Konzelman detailed the various obstacles the film has faced. The hearing was titled, “Stifling Free Speech: Technological Censorship and the Public Discourse,”
Some of the obstacles:
The Motion Picture Association of America gave it an R-rating, which the filmmakers disputed, for bloody images of an abortion.
Numerous media outlets refused to promote the film, and Google Ads blocked its pre-release banner ads.
Konzelman also cited Twitter’s unexplained suspension of the movie’s official account on opening weekend, nine months after the account was created.
But through all of the hurdles, the movie paid for itself in the first weekend, $6 million, outperforming anyone’s expectations. The film has now grossed nearly $14 million since its March 29 opening.
But the golden egg was this:
“The number of actual workers who have reached out is 94,” Konzelman revealed, estimating that this accounts for about 1 percent of abortion workers in the U.S.
“One percent of the abortion workers in the United States, after getting one look at them being portrayed on film … have decided to change their lives … and what they do for a living,” Konzelman said.
Konzelman revealed the details of the Twitter censorship.
“Later on the same day, Twitter apparently deleted the vast majority of those listed as ‘followers’ for our account,” he continued, “reducing the number from something on the order of 200,000 to less than 200. A thousand-to-one reduction in our listed followers […] Again, this was all during the all-important first weekend of our release.
“Begging the question, Why does this only seem to happen to conservatives?” Konzelman asked. “Or as the satirical website The Babylon Bee put it: “Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood, an organization that actually kills babies every single day, still had an active Twitter account in good standing.”
During the same time frame, the movie’s Twitter account surpassed the number of followers of the Planned Parenthood account, which was priceless.
Ashley Bratcher, the actor who portrays Johnson in the faith-based movie, tweeted Thursday she receives messages “every single day” from people whose lives — and minds — were changed after seeing “Unplanned.”
— Ashley Bratcher (@_AshleyBratcher) April 11, 2019
Perhaps one of the most interesting people attached to the film is Dr. Anthony Levatino, a gynecologist who performed around 1,200 first and second trimester abortions early in his career before a stunning change-of-heart transformed him into an outspoken pro-life advocate. He plays an abortion doctor in “Unplanned” and his personal story is incredible:
The doctor recently told “The Billy and Justin Show” all about his background, revealing that he was initially pro-choice in the 1970s and early 1980s when he was studying and later operating his independent practice.
But then his perspective started to change. Listen to Levatino tell his incredible story at the 32:30-mark: