“I would not have taken my 12-year-old to see UNPLANNED in the movie theaters,” Carney says.
Other parents ran into the same issue, as the pro-life film was rated R because of two abortion scenes.
“There’s no profanity, there’s no sex,” Carney says of the movie. “It’s a PG-movie on that level. But, the abortions are definitely rated R because abortion is rated R.”
Carney says the DVD gives parents a chance to really talk to their children about what abortion is and how to address it in an age-appropriate way.
“I was able to fast forward through some of the parts,” Carney says of showing his … daughter the movie.
“I highly encourage this,” he says. “It’s why I think the DVD release is going to be huge because there are a lot of parents that were unsure [of the movie] understandably so, but young people need to see it. Every high-schooler needs to see it for sure, with their parents, but buying the Blu-ray and the DVD allows parents to watch it and then decide what we’re going to show. Are we going to show the whole thing, what we’re going to fast-forward, what we’re going to mute, just whatever we’re going to do.”
UNPLANNED is the real-life story of Planned Parenthood rising star Abby Johnson, who is convicted about performing abortions and leaves the industry to become a passionate pro-life advocate.
Carney says Johnson was the 26th of nearly 200 clinic workers who left the industry after 40 Days for Life vigils.
The movie had a profound impact on the 40 Days for Life vigil participation, as well, Carney says. His organization, which conducts peaceful prayer vigils outside abortion clinics, saw a 30 percent participation increase after UNPLANNED hit theaters.
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