Cultural

Sambayanang Filipino, hinimok na suportahan ang pelikulang “Unplanned”

Personal na inanyayahan ni Mike Manhardt mula sa production team ng pelikulang “Unplanned” ang mga Filipino na suportahan ang kanilang pelikula.

Ito ay tungkol sa tunay na buhay ng isang dating reproductive health clinic director na ngayon ay mahigpit nang tumututol sa aborsyon o pagpapalaglag ng sanggol sa sinapupunan.

Ayon kay Manhardt, kinakailangang maisiwalat sa publiko ang tunay na nagaganap sa likod ng aborsyon upang maimulat ang lipunan lalo na ang mga namumuno sa bansa sa mga epekto nito.

Naniniwala si Manhardt na mabuting maipalabas ang pelikula sa Pilipinas bagamat hindi ligal ang aborsyon sa bansa, ay kailangang mapigilan din ang mga iligal na pagsasagawa nito.

“Abortion has become worst and worst as far as legality in the United States and Canada, and other countries and we know that it’s for a time such as this now, that the story of Abby Johnson needs to be told, that it was God’s time. But not just in U.S., for example in the Philippines, it is illegal, it is never been legal, but we know that as time goes by there’s more and more pressure, politically to make abortion legal. Everyone knows that abortion is happening illegally, so we want to expose the truth about this topic so that politicians, the people, can see for the first time on the big screen what abortion really does.” pahayag ni Manhardt.

Samantala, ibinahagi ni Ashley Bratcher – lead actress ng “Unplanned” ang kan’yang personal na karanasan patungkol sa tema ng pelikula na aborsyon.

Aniya, maging siya ay muntik nang maging biktima nito dahil sa maagang pagbubuntis ng kanyang ina noong 19 na taong gulang pa lamang ito.
“My mother had shared with me when she was in high school she had an abortion. I didn’t want her to feel like I was judging her or I cared about her any less, or I that I loved her any less, or that this movie was about that, because this movie is about redemption and forgiveness and grace and healing… When she was 19 she was on the abortion clinic for the second time, they have called her name and she was lying on the table to have the procedure completed… but she decided that she couldn’t go through with it and so she got up, she walked out and she chose to have me. That was a very profound moment because I had no idea. I have committed to playing the role of Abby Johnson… and I never ever knew that I was here, about to tell a story on the topic abortion, not knowing that I was only minutes away from being aborted myself.” Pagbabahagi ni Bratcher sa panayam ng Radyo Veritas.

Naniniwala si Bratcher na dahil sa kalooban ng Panginoon kaya nanatili siyang buhay, at ngayon ay gumanap sa isang pelikulang nagsisiwalat ng nakagigimbal na katotohanan sa likod ng krimen na aborsyon.

Dahil sa personal na karanasan, hinihikayat naman ni Bratcher ang mga kapwa n’ya magulang na maagang ipaliwanag sa kanilang mga anak ang kahalagahan ng buhay at kung ano ang ibigsabihin ng aborsyon.

“It’s really important to educate young people, my son is only 9 years old and we started a conversation about abortion and I took him to see the film, and I wanted him to know what is happening during these procedures and one of the hardest questions that he had afterwards was, “mommy did you ever think of doing that to me?” It is very hard to think but you have to answer or otherwise they will think of a position that you considered it.” Pagbabahagi ni Bratcher sa Radyo Veritas.

Mapapanood ang pelikulang “Unplanned” sa mga sinehan simula ika-21 ng Agosto.

Bukod sa Pilipinas, una nang naumpisahan ang pagpapalabas ng Unplanned sa Canada kung saan ligal ang pagsasagawa ng aborsyon.

Aminado si Manhardt na malaking hamon para sa kanilang grupo ang pagpapalabas nito sa Canada dahil sa pagpigil ng pamahalaan na maipakita ito sa publiko.

Gayunman, naniniwala si Manhardt na sa tulong ng Diyos, ay marami pang bansa ang maaabot ng “Unplanned”, at marami ang mamumulat sa tunay na kasagraduhan ng buhay mula sa sinapupunan ng isang ina hanggang sa natural na pagkamatay ng isang tao.

Sa encyclical letter ng Kanyang kabanalan Francisco na Amoris Laetitia, binigyang diin rin na kailan man ay hindi katanggap-tanggap ang aborsyon dahil ito ay isang krimen na pagkitil ng buhay at kailan man ay hindi nito masosolusyunan ang mga suliranin sa lipunan gaya ng pagdami ng populasyon sa isang bansa.