November 2, 2009

Planned Parenthood director quits...

Planned Parenthood director quits after watching abortion ultrasound

posted at 3:00 pm on November 2, 2009 by Ed Morrissey
(re-posted via

After eight years working at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Bryan, Texas, including two years as its director, Abby Johnson suddenly decided that she could no longer participate in abortions. What pushed Johnson out was both an ultrasound of an abortion and a renewed emphasis on the cash-generating business in the failing economy. After being told to deemphasize prevention and market for abortions, Johnson finally had enough:

According to Johnson, the non-profit was struggling under the weight of a tough economy, and changing it’s business model from one that pushed prevention, to one that focused on abortion.

“It seemed like maybe that’s not what a lot of people were believing any more because that’s not where the money was. The money wasn’t in family planning, the money wasn’t in prevention, the money was in abortion and so I had a problem with that,” said Johnson.

Johnson said she was told to bring in more women who wanted abortions, something the Episcopalian church goer recently became convicted about. …

Johnson now supports the Coalition For Life, the pro-life group with a building down the street from Planned Parenthood. Coalition volunteers can regularly be seen praying on the sidewalk in front of Planned Parenthood. Johnson has been meeting with the coalition’s executive director, Shawn Carney, and has prayed with volunteers outside Planned Parenthood.

The television station has video of Johnson’s interview at the link, so be sure to watch it.


Parisienne Farmgirl said...

Just read this on fox - PTL!!!

Farmgirl Cyn said...

This is the BEST news I have heard in a long time! I have cut and pasted the link and sent it out to friends and family. Thanks for the info!

Bonjour Madame said...

I saw this on the news yesterday. I hope there are more to come.

Burkulater said...

I was on the email list for the 40 Days of Prayer campaign. I cannot tell you how exciting it is to hear people accept the truth and turn from such a horrendous business. What a beautiful account!

Victoria said...

Yes, it is very encouraging! I used to communicate with the director of Planned Parenthood in SW Michigan, and maybe this story is a good opportunity to start up again?


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