Abby Johnson has always been fiercely determined to help women in need. This desire is what led Abby to a career with Planned Parenthood, our nation’s largest abortion provider, and caused her to flee the organization, becoming an outspoken advocate for the pro-life movement. During her eight years with Planned Parenthood, Abby quickly rose through the organization’s ranks and became a clinic director. However, Abby became increasingly disturbed by what she witnessed. Abortion was a product Planned Parenthood was selling, not an unfortunate necessity they were fighting to decrease. Still, Abby loved the women that entered her clinic and her co-workers. Despite a growing unrest within her, she stayed on and strove to serve women in crisis.
All of that changed on September 26, 2009 when Abby was asked to assist with an ultrasound-guided abortion. She watched in horror as a 13 week baby fought for, and ultimately lost, its life at the hand of the abortionist.
At that moment, she fully realized what abortion actually was and what she had dedicated her life to. As it washed over Abby, a dramatic transformation had occurred. Desperate and confused, Abby sought help from a local pro-life group. She swore that she would begin to advocate for life in the womb and expose abortion for what it truly is.
Planned Parenthood did not take Abby’s departure sitting down. The organization is fully aware the workers who leave are their greatest threat. They took immediate action to silence Abby with a gag order and brought her to court. The lawsuit was quickly seen as the sham it was and it was ultimately thrown out of court. The media was, and continues to be, intensely interested in Abby’s story as well as her continued efforts to advocate for the unborn and help clinic workers escape the abortion industry. She is a frequently requested guest on Fox News and a variety of other shows. She also the author of the nationally best-selling book, Unplanned, which chronicles both her experiences within Planned Parenthood and her dramatic exit.
Today, Abby travels across the globe sharing her story, educating the public on pro-life issues, advocating for the unborn, and reaching out to abortion clinic staff who still work in the industry. She is the founder of And Then There Were None, a ministry designed to assist abortion clinic workers in transitioning out of the industry. To date, this ministry has helped over 550 workers leave the abortion industry. Abby lives in Texas with her husband and seven precious children.LISTEN NOW!
YouTube Video of our Interview with Abby:
Dolphins Fact Source: BBC research link from Robert and Pastor Brad’s discussion and podcast introduction.
Notes & Quotes:
“We are not meant to parent in Isolation”
“We must learn to ‘help’ men and women who have heard that Abortion is a ‘viable’ option to consider.”
“To forgive myself and accept God’s forgiveness takes practice”
“And then there were none” has had a significant impact on the abortion industry. Since 2012, 550 abortion workers have left Planned Parenthood along with 8 full time Medical doctors.
“Living today, life in the present is a gift”
“How we respond to our past choices determines a lot. If we react with shame and diminishment, that’s not God. Guilt can be good, it convicts us of sin and motivates us to change.”
“God motivates us to change, to use our past to glorify Him”