Diocese Views ‘Unplanned’ Movie

BRIDGEPORT—Last night, hundreds of people around the diocese gathered in the Klein Memorial Auditorium in Bridgeport to view a sneak preview of Unplanned, the story of Abby Johnson’s journey from clinic director of Planned Parenthood to pro-life witness and activist.

The night was sponsored and organized by the St. Theresa’s Knights of Columbus Council #8013. Led by Dave Janny, the evening began with a pro-life rally including speakers involved in promoting the pro-life message around the state. Peter Wolfgang, executive director of The Family Institute of Connecticut, was the first among seven speakers before the movie began. “Life is winning in Connecticut,” said Wolfgang. He continued, “The abortion rate in Connecticut is down, and we’re at a tipping point for life in America, this movie is going to push us over the edge.”

The movie sneak preview and fundraising event raised money to purchase 500 tickets for people to see Unplanned around Connecticut and help promote organizations that provide women and families with opportunities other than abortion.

Following the screening of the movie, co-producer Keith Mason invited the crowd to think about how this movie is going to affect the culture and to step out and help defend life at every stage.

 Unplanned is set to be released nationwide on March 29. Currently, only two theaters in Conn., including Danbury and Plainville will be featuring the film.

(If interested in hosting a theater buy out or for more information about the movie, contact Dave Janny at or visit For resources and information visit or contact Maureen Ciardiello, coordinator of Respect Life & Project Rachel at you or someone you know is struggling from a past abortion contact All inquiries are confidential.)