Toronto, ON July 8, 2019 – The Catholic Civil Rights League (CCRL) is pleased to report that the Hollywood Blockbuster film Unplanned is finally being screened in Canada, albeit for one week only beginning on Friday, July 12.

Unplanned was released on March 29 in the United States and it has exceeded expectations both in critical acclaim and box office revenue. It is the true story of former Planned Parenthood clinic director Abby Johnson and her radical conversion from abortion provider to prolife leader. Ms. Johnson spoke at Parliament Hill at this year’s March for Life in Ottawa and at the Rose Dinner.

Until now, Canadian distributers refused to screen the film on the grounds that it was too controversial in nature. The League commends the efforts of prolife organizations in Canada and the thousands of Canadians who successfully petitioned so that we might have the opportunity to see Unplanned beginning this Friday, July 12 for one week only.

To find out where it is playing in your community and to view the trailer for Unplanned click here:

The CCRL recognizes the powerful transformative effect that powerful media, such as quality film can have in converting minds and hearts in the ongoing struggle to ensure the protection of all human life from conception until natural death. We encourage our supporters to visit and to see Unplanned perhaps bringing to the theatre somebody willing and needing to be so transformed.

About the CCRL

Catholic Civil Rights League (CCRL) ( assists in creating conditions within which Catholic teachings can be better understood, cooperates with other organizations in defending civil rights in Canada, and opposes defamation and discrimination against Catholics on the basis of their beliefs. The CCRL was founded in 1985 as an independent lay organization with a large nationwide membership base. The CCRL is a Canadian non-profit organization entirely supported by the generosity of its members.

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For further information:

Christian Domenic Elia, PhD
CCRL Executive Director