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Abortion portrayal

Unplanned (film)


Based on Abby Johnson's book of the same name, this anti-abortion film documents Abby's transformation from abortion clinic director to anti-abortion champion. The film focuses mostly on Abby's time at Planned Parenthood, where she started as a clinic escort and worked her way up, despite her initial ambivalence the objections of her family. Abby has had two past abortions, one surgical and one medical, the latter is depicted in the movie as a gruesome, bloody experience. The movie focuses on the blood and gore of abortion, showing products of conception, blood on the floors and dripping down the legs of patients, and blood on Abby's shoes.

Abby has a change of heart about abortion after being asked to perform an ultrasound during a 13-week abortion. The providers in the movie, including clinic staff and Planned Parenthood administrators, are portrayed as gruff, heartless professionals who only care about making money.  

Keywords: Past abortion, abortion provider.

Release date: March 28, 2019
Time setting: Present (2007-2019)
Geographical setting: US (Texas)
Abortion legality: Legal
Health outcomes: Adverse physical outcome (Bleeding)
Character age: 20-29
Genre: Drama
Production company: Pure Flix Entertainment

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