Unplanned is a hit movie because the story of American pro-life activist Abby Johnson is moving.
Ashley Bratcher played the role of Abby in the movie. She shared her own incredible story, telling why she will always believe God has plans for her. She said, her mom nearly aborted her, and just recently revealed it to her when they spoke about the movie.
The actress was a speaker at the fundraiser, “Evening for Life,” which was held at Wyandotte and Olathe Pregnancy clinics last September 5.
Ashley shared her struggles of being a young mother to the pro-life audience. She told the story of how she became an actress while dating in college. She also shared how she met Jesus and the story that her mother almost aborted her. The crowd was fascinated and inspired by her story, and it’s something significant and life-changing for Ashley.
Ashley said, “I knew Abby’s story was transformational, and it was all about the love and grace of Jesus and His redeeming love. I wanted to share that story with my mom. And as I did, she completely broke down.”
While crying, Ashley’s mom told the story about when she went to the abortion clinic. She’s sitting on a table, waiting for her operation when a seemingly pregnant nurse walked inside the room. That nurse enlightened Ashley’s mom, so she left the abortion clinic.
The actress said, “It was a profound moment. You see, I had accepted this role to play one of the greatest pro-life activists of our time. I never know I was intended to be aborted, never knowing I was moments away from not having the experiences I’ve had in my life”.
Ashley also expressed, “I am just a girl from North Carolina who God gave a story to, who gave my mother enough courage to get up off that table and walk out. And here I am all these years later, telling the story of Unplanned.
She concluded, “You can’t tell me that God isn’t real. You can’t tell me that my life doesn’t have a purpose because it does”.
The movie is a must-watch because it has a beautiful and genuine story, and it’s not preachy.