People power has brought the screening of a popular US pro-life film to Australia.
The production team behind Unplanned, which tells the true story of Abby Johnson, a former abortion clinic worker-turned pro-life activist, announced on 31 July that months of petitioning by people in Australia and New Zealand had been successful.
Cinema screenings have been organised throughout the country by local supporters through an on-demand platform including sold-out sessions in Burwood and Castle Hill.
Life Choice Australia has organised a screening at Event Cinemas in George Street in Sydney’s CBD on 11 September.
The move’s writers and directors Chuck Konzleman and Cary Solomon said the next step will be regular scheduled showings.
“We can’t tell you how excited we are that finally Australians will get to see Unplanned,” said Mr Solomon.
Producer Daryl Lefever visited Sydney in May to promote the movie which he said was having a profound impact on viewers in the US, with many becoming pro-life after seeing the film.
Local supporters hope there will be a similar effect here, particularly in the wake of the recent push to legalise abortion up until birth in NSW.
An online petition to bring the movie to local cinemas is at 22,000 signatures and still climbing.