Over the last month we have been working to bring the movie “Unplanned” to Canada.
“Unplanned” is the real-life story of Abby Johnson, a Planned Parenthood clinic director who changed her mind about abortion when she saw the gruesome truth one day. It is a powerful and disturbing film with a redemptive message that every man and woman needs to see.
“Unplanned” opened in the States on March 29th, bringing in over $6 million US on its opening weekend, far exceeding all expectations. In fact, it was the #4 film in theatres that weekend!
Despite its blockbuster status, we are really struggling to bring it to Canada.
So far, it has only been screened twice in this country – both at private events in Ottawa for MPs and pro-life leaders.
In conjunction with National Campus Life Network
, and in partnership with other Canadian pro-life organizations, we had launched a petition
in April to Cineplex, asking them to screen the film in Canada. (Cineplex is Canada’s largest retail film exhibitor.)
Despite this set-back, we are not giving up!
Moving forward, we are asking pro-life Canadians – and people all over the world – to sign our petition of support for the film
. We want you to show your support for screenings in Canada and around the globe – so more people can see the truth like Abby saw it – so more minds and hearts might be changed.
Over 185,000 CitizenGOers from Canada and around the world have already signed. Will you join them?
Although we do not expect Cineplex to reverse their decision, we are hopeful that this vast outpouring of support will help us secure screenings with private and independent cinemas. When these smaller theatres see how many people are behind this film, they are going to realize there is money to be made – in spite of the “controversy”.
National Campus Life Network
has also created a separate fund
to help pay for screenings and/or to provide free tickets once screenings are arranged. This fund has already reached $13,000.
For folks who are in the Edmonton area,
I am pleased to announce that there will be a private screening of “Unplanned” to-night at 6:30 PM at the Expo Centre. Admission is being provided free of charge
by the organizers. (Find out more here:https://www.battleforcanada.com/unplanned
Thank you for continuing to stand with us as we work to bring “Unplanned” to Canada. Your prayers, signatures, and support, are vital!
Yours for Life,