Outrage over R-rating for pro-life movie

Outrage over R-rating for pro-life movie

Filmmakers of a new movie which depicts the reality of abortion in America have expressed outrage over the decision that it be R-rated.

Anti-abortion movie, Unplanned, which is set for a March 29 release received an R-rating from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). This would be the first R-rated movie from distributor Pure Flix Entertainment known for faith-based and family-friendly films such as God’s Not Dead.

An R-rating means those under 17 years of age can’t watch the movie without a parent or adult guardian. The filmmakers Pure Flix told The Hollywood Reporter that there’s no profanity, nudity, violence, drug abuse or anything typically associated with an R-rating.


“A 15-year old girl can get an abortion without her parent’s permission, but she can’t see this movie without adult supervision? That’s sad,” Ken Rather, Pure Flix executive vice president, told the outlet.

Meanwhile, pro-life group ‘Precious Life’ has criticised actresses from the hit TV show Derry Girls for using their success as a platform to promote abortion.