Dramatic story recounted in ‘unPLANNED’ by Abby Johnson
Abby Johnson’s life changed dramatically and forever Oct. 6, 2009. That was the day that she witnessed her first abortion as director of a Planned Parenthood clinic and resigned from the largest abortion corporation in the nation and became a pro-life activist.
She tells her story in a new book, “unPLANNED,” this month – just in time for the 38th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision.
What changed her mind about abortion, ultimately, was seeing on an ultrasound screen a 13-week-old baby fighting for its life in the womb – only to lose that battle to the abortionist whom she was assisting.
Not knowing where to go, Johnson turned to a local pro-life resource group. She explained the events that she had witnessed and swore that she would begin to advocate for life in the womb, instead of destroying it. Even though she had not intended on being a public figure, God had different plans.
When Planned Parenthood found out about Johnson’s change of heart, they were frightened that others would hear her story and then change their minds on abortion. Their defense was to silence her with a temporary gag order and eventually take her to court. They also decided to inform the media of their gag order.
Since her departure from Planned Parenthood, Johnson has been traveling the country sharing her story and motivating others to continue the pro-life fight. She also works on projects for the national 40 Days for Life team. She lives in Texas with her husband and daughter.
Johnson also told her story on the TV show “Facing Life Head-on” recently during an episode that also featured WND Managing Editor David Kupelian, the author of “How Evil Works.”
“unPLANNED” is more than a personal story about abortion. It’s also a story of spiritual transformation.
God truly works in mysterious ways!