Greg Maresca


The early financial success of the movie Unplanned, has the abortion horde and especially those at Planned Parenthood reeling in contempt. A concerted effort to censor and suppress the film by Twitter that suspended the movie’s account the day Unplanned was released, along with other media outlets that refused to run advertisements, is nothing new.

Last October, the film, Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer about the infamous Philadelphia abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell had The New York Times, Facebook and others reject advertisements for that film as well. This was despite the fact that Gosnell like Unplanned earned stellar critical reviews that complemented a strong opening weekend.

Unplanned is based on former Planned Parenthood’s director-of-the-year Abby Johnson’s book, Unplanned: The Dramatic True Story of a Former Planned Parenthood Leader. Johnson spent eight years orchestrating the slaughter of nearly 20,000 babies as the youngest Planned Parenthood director in the nation.

According to Johnson’s website everything changed on September 26, 2009, when she assisted with an ultrasound-guided abortion. Johnson, who prior had two abortions herself, was traumatized when she actually viewed up close and personal the horror in which a 13 week old baby girl was systematically dismembered alive.

Johnson walked away from the country’s foremost abortion mill and would go on to found the nonprofit organization and website: “And Then There Were None” that helps others in the abortion industry leave like she did. Johnson, now a committed Catholic with eight children, pulls no punches with her former employer: “Abortion was a product Planned Parenthood was selling, not an unfortunate necessity they were fighting to decrease.”

One who should see Unplanned is actress Alyssa Milano, who along with other Hollywood-types are calling for a boycott of Georgia’s film industry. A bill in the Georgia legislature would prohibit most abortions after a heartbeat is detected and Milano is having none of it.

Where is the outcry of Milano’s bigotry and intolerance toward pro-lifers?

The sway that abortion has on the nation is undeniable as it horrendous. But the issue won’t die and as long as that remains the case, the foundational American ideal of liberty and justice for all can certainly right the ship for the most innocent among us.

Planned Parenthood’s goal has been to render abortion at any stage as legal and normal, while making it so trivial that no one would even bother to challenge or question it.

The numbers are staggering. Just last year, Planned Parenthood aborted 332,757 babies that amounts to 900 a day or 37 per hour, 365 days a year. Planned Parenthood does anything but prepare you for parenthood, while receiving $563.8 million from the nation’s taxpayers.

The Herodian legacy thrives at Planned Parenthood being the largest abortion mill outside of Communist China.

According to, in November’s midterm election, Planned Parenthood gave $20 million to pro-abortion politicians – all Democrats.

Founder Margaret Sanger wrote: “We do not want word to get out that we want to exterminate the Negro population.” How many Americans, most especially black Americans, know Sanger was a racist who argued for their extinction?

Blacks are 13 percent of the population, but account for about one-third of all abortions. Why doesn’t Black Lives Matter do something worthy and meaningful and protest Planned Parenthood?

Two of my brood who saw the film said Unplanned is “very impactful” and “no one who leaves the theatre will ever sit on the abortion fence again.” In a bizarre paradox of the times, the leader of Planned Parenthood says in Unplanned, we are in the business of killing children. We don’t have the luxury of making abortion rare and safe.

Unplanned received an R rating much to the initial chagrin of the movie’s producers. The irony of the R rating was not lost on them who underscored that a teenage girl must obtain parental permission to watch a movie that involves an abortion, but yet in many states that same girl does not need parental permission to have an abortion.

The producers were quoted in saying, “Maybe it’s for the best.” “…every mother of a teenage girl needs to take her by the hand and go see (the film) with her.”

In other words, the R rating for Unplanned simply means recommended.

Greg Maresca is a freelance writer who lives in Elysburg, Northumberland County.

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