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Published On: Tue, May 21st, 2019

Canada essentially bans ‘Unplanned’ due to ‘content’ NOT demand

Distribution companies are effectively banning the film Unplanned from screening in Canada, according to the producers of the Abby Johnson biopic.

Lisa Wheeler said, “We have been effectively blocked from distributing the film in Canada.”

Chuck Konzelman, the film’s writer, director, and producer, told Life Site News via email that at least one of the two largest Canadian film distributors said “content” rather than a lack of consumer demand is the reason for banning the film.

Canadian law requires that films have distributors so that they can be shown theatrically.

The pro-life film examines Johnson’s life and career at Planned Parenthood and garnered a shocking backlash in the U.S. with an R-rating from the MPAA.

“What’s wrong with our content?” Konzelman asked in the email, noting that there is “nothing objectionable in the film; no foul language, no nudity, no sexuality, and the only violence is that which is necessarily connected with an abortion procedure.”

“It’s the pro-life message itself which is [found to be] objectionable,” Konzelman added.

Full Unplanned movie review HERE

Based on the memoir by Johnson, Unplanned managing box office success with more than $18 million at the box office since its release in March, having been budgeted for $6 million.

Speaking to the pro-life community at Canada’s March for Life, Abby Johnson called on people to take action in response to the ban. “You gotta stop being so dang polite. Life is on the line,” she said. “Children are being killed, dismembered in their mothers’ wombs. There is nothing polite about abortion, and it is time for us to stop cowering to the liberal media, to your liberal parliament. Enough is enough.”

 

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- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at [email protected] ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco

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