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Unplanned film supporters expose their hypocrisy

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10.07.2019

Earlier this year I had the misfortune of going to see the controversial anti-abortion movie Unplanned. In full disclosure I didn’t go for a night’s entertainment but as a journalistic exercise.

The movie is appalling. The acting is so wooden as to be amusing, the plot is cliché upon caricature, the depiction of abortion-providers is cartoonish, and it’s all wrapped up in gory and ghoulish scenes of the blood-soaked hands of evil liberals and snarling feminists.

It’s partly financed by a pillow-manufacturer named Mike Lindell, who once said that Donald Trump was “the greatest president in history … chosen by God.” A pillow would have helped me when I watched, but not those around me. People were woke! They cried, screamed, and prayed. There was palpable anger, and a cheering and clapping when the movie ended.

That reaction is pertinent, because abortion medics have been attacked and killed, and anti-abortion extremists are considered a domestic terrorist threat in the U.S. And there is no doubt that while it’s raw, clumsy, and didactic, the........

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