94 Clinic Workers Want to Leave Their Jobs After Watching 'Unplanned'
Chuck Konzelman, writer and director of Unplanned, a film about Planned Parenthood clinic director turned pro-life advocate Abby Johnson, revealed Wednesday during a congressional testimony that 94 clinic workers have come forward after watching the movie to seek help leaving their jobs.
Konzelman, who spoke before the Senate Subcommittee on the Constitution, revealed that, since the film's release on March 29, these workers approached Johnson's nonprofit, And Then There Were None, and have indicated an intent to change their lives.
And Then There Were None's stated mission is to "help abortion clinic workers leave the abortion industry."
"The number of actual workers who have reached out is 94," Konzelman revealed, estimating that this accounts for about 1% of abortion workers in the U.S.
The Unplanned director went on to say that these individuals are truly looking to change their lives (you can watch this portion of his testimony at the 2:52-mark here).
"One percent of the abortion workers in the United States, after getting one look at them being portrayed on film ... have decided to change their lives ... and what they do for a living," Konzelman said.
The filmmaker also noted that this is evidence that Unplanned isn't portraying these people as monsters. Instead, some workers appear to find something redeeming about the movie and are taking personal action as a result.