Unpregnant is a 2020 American female buddy road drama film co-written and directed by Rachel Lee Goldenberg. The film is based upon the novel of the same name by Ted Caplan and Jenni Hendriks. It stars Haley Lu Richardson and Barbie Ferreira, with Alex MacNicoll, Breckin Meyer, Giancarlo Esposito, Sugar Lyn Beard, and Betty Who.
Seventeen year old Veronica Clarke takes a pregnancy test at school and is interrupted by her former friend, Bailey Butler who sees that the test is positive. Though Bailey assumes Veronica will be keeping the pregnancy she subsequently disposes of the evidence and casually offers to give Veronica a ride to a clinic where she can get an abortion should she need one.
Veronica immediately decides to get an abortion and is upset to discover that it is forbidden in Missouri without parental consent. She quickly formulates a plan to get to Albuquerque, New Mexico where the closest clinic is but lacks funds to make it all the way. Going to her boyfriend Kevin she is shocked when he reacts to the news of her pregnancy by proposing. Veronica pretends she will consider the proposal and takes the ring with her. She then goes to Bailey who agrees to drive her to Albuquerque.
At their first stop Veronica tries to pawn her engagement ring and is stopped by Kevin, who has been stalking her. After learning that Veronica needs the money for an abortion the sympathetic pawnshop broker agrees to buy her ring. Veronica and Bailey head to Texas though they fight over their former friendship which Bailey fails to realize is because Bailey’s father was ashamed of her nerdy pursuits as a child.
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