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Controversial anti-abortion movie gets second screening in Prince George

Organizer says ‘Unplanned’ is attracting dozens of local residents

A movie that has raised debate over reproductive rights has caught the attention of Prince George residents.

‘Unplanned,’ which tells the story of a woman who turns into an anti-abortion advocate after spending years believing her gender’s right to choose, is getting a second showing at the local Cineplex after its first screening on July 27 sold out.

Because of the popularity of the film, local screening organizer Madison Kordyban tells PrinceGeorgeMatters a waiting list had to be created for a potential second show in August.

She says the theatre has had ‘dozens’ of interested people coming in and trying to buy tickets, and in doing so, arrangements have been made for another screening of ‘Unplanned’ to take place Saturday, Aug. 17 at 10 a.m.

The film is based on the true story of Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood clinic director, one of the youngest U.S. history, who changed her values and beliefs after witnessing an abortion in-person.

Since its Canadian release in June, it has sparked debate from both sides of the subject.

It has even prompted a reproductive rights rally planned for July 27 at the Prince George Cineplex from local pro-choice activists.

“With the increasing anti-choice rhetoric from our neighbours in the U.S. and from our Canadian politicians, the pro-choice/pro-reproductive rights side has to make it known we aren’t backing down,” reads the event’s Facebook page. “Canada gives these groups the rights to have these movies shown, and we equally have the rights to protest them.” 

Advokate Life and Education Society is the sponsor for the Prince George shows.

Tickets for the second screening on Aug. 17 are by a suggested donation of $10 and can be purchased by emailing

Seats are limited for the private showing.

Prince George will be one of more than 50 theatres across Canada to show ‘Unplanned.’

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