“Unplanned” actress Ashley Bratcher continues to advocate for the pro-life cause. In her breakout out role as Planned Parenthood Clinic Director turned anti-abortion activist Abby Johnson, Bratcher gave an emotional, authentic performance which she credits to her own pro-life testimony. During press for the film, Bratcher shared that she was almost aborted.
Now the actress and activist is using her platform to support expectant mothers. Bratcher is partnering with Heartbeat International to create educational scholarships for mothers facing unplanned pregnancies.
The Unplanned Movie Scholarship mission statement:
“Encourage. Educate. Empower.
While plans may shift when the unexpected happens, it doesn’t mean that dreams need to stop completely. Inspired by her role as Abby Johnson in the movie Unplanned, Ashley Bratcher is partnering with Heartbeat International, the largest pregnancy help network in the world, to offer moms facing unplanned pregnancies educational scholarships so that they can continue pursuing their dreams while raising their babies.
We will honor these brave women who chose life with a $5,000 annual scholarship to put toward their education. By encouraging positive choices, we can literally transform families and communities.
Help us support mothers as they go to school so they can provide more for their families and make responsible choices that will impact not only their lives, but the lives of their little ones.”
Ashely Bratcher’s personal statement on the scholarship site shows her heart is truly Pro-Women and Pro-Life:
“Women CAN pursue their careers, live out their dreams, and have richer, more fulfilling lives while balancing motherhood… sometimes it just takes a little help. I wanted to be a part of empowering mothers to chase their dreams and to provide a means for those who chose life to continue their educations.
I hope that the Unplanned Movie Scholarship will not only empower mothers seeking to continue to their education but that it will also spread awareness for the thousands of Heartbeat affiliate pregnancy resource centers across the world. So many women do not realize the resources and support that is available to them and this is an opportunity to show them that they’re not alone.”
The Unplanned movie touched lives and changed hearts on the issue of abortion. This Scholarship is a statement to the world that the Pro-Life cause isn’t finished when a woman chooses not to abort; Pro-life is about supporting life outside the womb as well. Ashley Bratcher and Heartbeat International along with those who make a donation, are truly making a long-term difference in the lives of millions of women and children.
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