A new and upcoming Pure Flix feature film surrounding the controversial Planned Parenthood has been Rated “R” by the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America).
Some are finding this rating disturbing considering the content of the film and the reality of Planned Parenthood and the recipients of their services. According to Planned Parenthood, there are situations in which a minor can receive an abortion without parental consent – leaving a dark dissonance between the legality of Planned Parenthood and the ratings from the MPAA – an industry looking to protect minors and the guardians of a minor.
According to filmratings.com the Pure Flix movie Unplannedis “Rated R for some disturbing/bloody images.”
The filmmakers told MovieGuide, that the only violence in the film is “ violence directly associated with the abortion process.” They went on to say, “Ironically, the MPAA seems to be indirectly endorsing the pro-life position: namely that abortion is an act of violence.”
They then added, “Even more ironically, as a result of the MPAA’s decision to give us a ‘Restricted’ rating, many teenage women in this country who can legally obtain an actual abortion without parental permission will be prohibited from going to see our film containing simulated images of abortion, without obtaining parental permission.”
“women in this country who can legally obtain an actual abortion without parental permission will be prohibited from going to see our film”
The topic of abortion is already very hot and touchy considering the recent NY Senate Bill S2796 stating: “an abortion may be performed by a licensed, certified, or authorized practitioner within 24 weeks from the commencement of pregnancy, or there is an absence of fetal viability, or at any time when necessary to protect a patient’s life or health.” – essentially, the baby can be aborted up until the time of birth.
A horrific reality to be sure. YET, I am thankful that there are filmmakers and artists who are willing to step up and speak out about such a controversial topic.
Actress Ashley Bratcher plays the Planned Parenthood aid worker-turned pro-life advocate, Abby Johnson. Ashley, herself a pro-life believer, jumped at the chance “to tell one of the greatest one of the greatest pro-life stories of all time,” she told Fox and Friends.
Bratcher has starred in numerous films but the chance to play Abby Johnson might be her big break or a career ending role.
“They warned me – they said, ‘you’re probably going to get blacklisted. This could end your career.’ I said, ‘I don’t care. This is worth it. I know where I stand.’”
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