“Unplanned” is a film about one woman’s journey from high-level Planned Parenthood employee to pro-life activist.
Abby Johnson, who had worked at the abortion provided, entirely changed her outlook on the “medical procedure” after witnessing an abortion via an ultrasound.
In the film, which hits theaters March 29, stars Ashley Bratcher as Johnson. In a column in Deadline, Bratcher responded to actress and outspoken liberal Alyssa Milano.
Milano, earlier this week, wrote that even though the state of Georgia has attracted a number film and television productions, Hollywood should boycott the state over its proposed heartbeat bill.
There are over 20 productions shooting in GA & the state just voted to strip women of their bodily autonomy.
Hollywood! We should stop feeding GA economy. #HB481IsBadForBusiness
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) March 23, 2019
The bill would make an abortion illegal after the babies heartbeat is detected. This is in response to the bills passed in New York and Vermont, which allow a child to be aborted right up until the child has been born.
Bratcher came out swinging and hit Milano and feminism hard.
Well Alyssa, let me make something very clear to you. In Georgia, we care just as much about being pro-life as being pro-film. We don’t believe in putting a price tag on the value of a human life. Our brave leaders have stepped up to say enough is enough, we will no longer sit idly by as innocent lives are taken by the thousands each day. If you fault Georgia for choosing to be morally correct over politically correct, then that says more of your personal agenda than the goal of our governor to protect life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all. You claim that the HB481 “Heartbill Bill” would make Georgia the most regressive state in the country; I couldn’t disagree more. Abortion is so 1973. Welcome to 2019, a time in which medical advances preserve the life of babies born as early as 21 weeks. In case you didn’t know, that’s three weeks earlier than what most states in the U.S. consider “viable” in their abortion legislation.
Bratcher continues on to say:
You want a working environment that is safe, respectful, tolerant and full of love? I know a place just like that and I call it home. Women do not seek abortions because they feel strong or empowered, they seek them because they are scared. They seek abortions because society and the new-age feminist movement perpetuates the lie that women cannot be successful and be mothers. Those of us on the other side of the fence are here with open arms saying, “Yes, you can!”
She also adds that the experience of filming “Unplanned” made her change her position on abortion:
I can’t help but think how you would feel in my shoes. Having just learned months ago that my life was spared on an abortion table, it definitely put a few things in perspective for me. You had the privilege of being born in 1972. My generation was not so lucky. Over 61 million lives never reached their full potential. How many doctors, scientists, philosophers, and even actors like you and me, never had the chance to leave their beautiful marks on the world? I too, just one year ago, was more pro-choice than I am today. It was during the filming of my latest movie, Unplanned, that I was truly convinced how wrong I had been. That’s the power of film.