following text, former head of a Planned Parenthood clinic, Abby Johnson
contrasts two individuals - one abortion provider who is still doing
abortions and an ex-abortionist who now is pro life, who became pro life
as a result of Abby's ministry..
About the author: Abby Johnson
is a highly intelligent woman who quickly rose to management in Planned
Parenthood and was given her own clinic to run. But when Planned
Parenthood central office sent out notices that the clinics should do more
abortions because that was their best profit, Johnson was shocked and
disillusioned - her desire was to cut down the number of abortions
and not increase them. She began to listen to the "40 days for life"
folks who regularly marched outside her clinic and one day, appeared in
the 40 days for life office (much to the amazement of the director!) and
the rest is history.
Abby had the courage to quit her career job at Planned Parenthood
and now is a speaker and advocate for the Pro Life Movement! She
sends out emails and she wrote a really interesting book which is
available on the web at her
Two Abortionists by Abby Johnson
The Current Abortionist If you are ever unsure about the work we are
doing, you can now feel confident that it works! I received an email
from a current abortionist this week. He received one our ATTWN fliers
from a prayer volunteer. Here is his first contact to me.
"Pro-lifers, anti-choice, please just admit you
dislike women already will you? There is a big pink elephant here,
though. I do wonder if you would understand.
As an OB/GYN I was trained to perform the procedure involved with a
pregnancy termination.The procedure is called a D&C.As well as late-term
abortions. Or would you know about that Abby? Women should not be forced
to be a "baby factory" as many of us have heard it termed. Guilt trips?
Those flyers don't help."
I responded and told him that our goal was to help people leave the
abortion industry through practical help, compassion and healing. I also
explained that our fliers were indeed working. I told him that we have
helped FORTY-FOUR workers find help after leaving the abortion
industry. I wasn't sure at the time if he was a current
abortionist...then I got his response. Warning: there is graphic
language in this email response.
"44? Well, what do you know. Sorry Abby, in my eyes, all pro-life crowd
are one in the same. We get tired of their approach.
While you're at it, tell the crew at "Abolish Human Abortion" to cut the
sh*t too. Anyone who likes them, hates, extremely hates each and every
person that goes into a clinic; down on the women, huh? Yes! They
proudly tell you who they are with..and I have never met a more arrogant
bunch of sh*t talkers who think they know everything and anything about
everyone. "WE'RE BETTER THAN YOU!", one shouted. Can't anyone go to work
in peace? You can't without being beat up with words. If one seriously
thinks that helps anyone, they're out of their flipping minds. If
they're not shouting at you, they do other things, no sane person would
do, but it's their "right" to protest. Need I say the word "murderer"
too? Nice Christians. They call themselves "Christian" and in the name
of their God..they call people names? Need I go any further? It's all
hatred! Go away and everything will be just fine. And yes, I do throw
the baby out with the bathwater."
My response was simple. I explained that we would never treat him or any
other worker or woman with disrespect . I told him that our goal was to
bring about conversion through love and help. We do NOT think we are
"better" than anyone. We are ALL sinners, in need of compassion and
care. His next response shocked me...and showed me that, yes, the fliers
"Well then that's rare & it's not seen much.
Also, I have to apologize to you. It was suggested I apologize. I was
attempting, out of anger to "chew up" someone, as I received one of your
flyers & I was sick of it. That was rather immature. I'm sorry."
Wow! A genuine apology. The conversation is ongoing and we are fervently
praying for this man. Please keep him in your prayers!! And PLEASE keep
sending the fliers into the abortion clinics!!
The Former Abortionist I also received an email from a former
abortionist. She wanted to share her story with me and also with all of
"I just wanted to let you know, you've touched my heart. For years...too
many years to count, I murdered countless children..up until 3 months
ago that is. I believed I was doing what was best at the time. I worked
for Planned Parenthood.
I became hardened and cold to the fact, I was killing children. How I, a
physician who had taken an oath to preserve life can perform abortions
-- can actually kill defenseless unborn babies -- literally ripped out,
many times in pieces, from the mother's womb, is beyond me..but I see it
now. Partial-birth abortions was my living. :'(
Finally one day, something hit me...and my hard-heart began to soften.
After receiving a pro-life tract, and having read it; I got angry, but I
didn't throw it away. And then for some reason, I couldn't perform
I broke down that day and felt like I had died on the inside. Millions
of emotions came at me and I had a weight of guilt, on my shoulders so
heavy. So heavy, worse than any depression I've ever felt.
I felt like, for every baby I had taken from this world, a part of me
died as well. I cry as I write this. I cry for the mothers, the
fathers..who decided because of "choice" they would kill their children.
I cry for the babies, who were brutally murdered at my hand. It takes a
lot to admit that. ALOT.
Where is the churches? The outreach groups? Get out there! Do something.
Please! Don't say, "it isn't my field" Shouldn't it be every moral
person's responsibility, to defend the defenseless? And don't tell me
pro-life outreach doesn't work, or tracts don't help. It certainly did
There's not a day that goes by now, where my heart isn't heavy with
grief, or I don't angry. I can only hope God can forgive me. If anyone
deserves a hell, it's the one who murders children."
We are also here for this woman, this former abortionist. We are keeping
the conversation open and offering healing resources to her. We are also
in prayer for her...and all current and former abortion providers. This
is what we are all about...conversion. We will continue to reach out to
these men and women in love. Hate doesn't work. Condemnation doesn't
work. Judgment doesn't work. The mercy of Christ is what WORKS. Please
pray with us. Please go out to a local prayer vigil and offer real help
to those inside the industry. Please send in the fliers. You are making
For all life,
Abby Johnson Founder/President