The Democratic Party has shifted radically to the left.
One of the chief issues that illustrates this is abortion.
Now the mainstream media are doing the Democrats’ bidding by going after one pro-life film.
Unplanned tells the harrowing story of pro-life advocate Abby Johnson.
But Johnson isn’t your run-of-the-mill advocate.
Johnson—who previously had two abortions of her own—worked for Planned Parenthood for eight years, rising to the level of clinic director.
Johnson even won an Employee of the Year award, so she can speak about the organization with authority.
Johnson is uniquely qualified to pull back the curtain on the deceitful Planned Parenthood.
And that’s why Unplanned is so dangerous to Planned Parenthood and the left.
In order for leftists to pull off all of their schemes, they need to operate in secret.
Unplanned just made the left’s job more difficult.
However, the left is doing everything in its power to suppress the film.
First, several big channels—such as Lifetime and A&E—refused to sell advertising slots to the producers of the film.
Cable channels have no problem producing all kinds of salacious shows or selling ads to depraved movies, but somehow Unplanned was beyond the pale.
Next, mainstream media outlets refused to review the film.
Most wide theatrical releases are reviewed by dozens, if not hundreds, of media outlets.
To date, only 18 professional critics have reviewed the movie.
Also, the film’s Twitter profile was mysteriously suspended for an unknown reason.
Twitter has come under heavy scrutiny for clearly being biased against conservatives, and this serves as yet another data point proving it to be true.
Somehow a pro-life film distributed by a Christian company was “violating” Twitter’s rules of service.
The move was so blatant, it shamed a couple left-wing outlets to report on the strange suspension.
The ban was lifted, but then people who followed the Twitter account oddly had their status reverted back to unfollowed.
Rich Grinnell, Donald Trump’s appointment to Ambassador of Germany, chronicled this phenomenon on social media.
Gun rights activist Dana Loesch did the same thing.
When the account was first suspended, it had a “verified” blue check mark, but since reinstatement, the account has not regained its verified status.
And the left’s attacks on the film weren’t complete.
The MPAA gave Unplanned an R-rating.
This was a politically-motivated hit on the film to hamper or dissuade more people from watching.
The film doesn’t contain any profanity, sex, nudity, violence, or drug use.
Even the abortion scenes are not particularly graphic.
But the left’s attempts to portray the film as such exposes their hypocrisy on the issue.
If abortion were some simple medical procedure to remove a clump of cells—as the left would have you believe—then there was no justification for the film receiving an R-rating.
Democrats have also pushed to allow underage girls to get an abortion without parental consent.
Using Democrat logic, it’s okay for a 16-year-old to have an abortion, but not watch a film about abortion.
These are the tactics the left is willing to employ, and they can easily get away with it because they know the mainstream media will back them.
However, their efforts may have backfired in this case.
Unplanned performed much better than expected, and pulled in $6.1 million opening weekend.
The added attention the film has received due to Democrats’ dealing might help the film score a second consecutive strong weekend.