The Dramatic True Story of A Former Planned Parenthood Leader's Eye-opening Journey Across the Life Line

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When Abby Johnson, director of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas, walked across the road in October 2009 to join the Coalition for Life, she made national headlines. In "Unplanned," she tells her story from both sides of the abortion clinic property line.
Publisher: [Carol Stream, Ill.] : SaltRiver ; Colorado Springs, CO : Focus on the Family, c2010
ISBN: 9781414339399
Branch Call Number: 363.46 JOHNSON
363.46 Johnson
363.46 Johnson
Characteristics: xi, 267 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Lambert, Cindy


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Jun 30, 2017

Author Abby Johnson had had two abortions. She went to work for Planned Parenthood and rose to become director of a clinic.
--- Abby accepted the PP ideology: A pregnant woman does not carry a baby, but rather has a condition (pregnancy) which the clinic remedies. The doctor does not perform an abortion, but only a "procedure" that "terminates the pregnancy." After the procedure, the doctor will check to make sure all of the "pregnancy" was removed.
--- Year round in heat and cold, Coalition For Life protesters kept a vigil at the clinic fence. The PP staff mocked them, but felt intimidated by a silent nun who came to kneel and pray.
--- PP sought to portray demonstrators as woman-enslaving extremists. But at Abby's clinic, they were gentle and sympathetic. They frequently called out friendly greetings as she entered the building. A woman who seemed especially concerned for Abby once gave her a bouquet. Eight years of this treatment had its effect on Abby.
--- One day Abby saw the mother of a pregnant woman begging her daughter for the life of her grandchild, offering to raise the grandchild herself -- all for naught.
--- The clinic relied on abortion revenue, which Abby was ordered to increase: "Abortion
quotas have been raised -- Make abortion the priority -- Nonprofit is a tax status, not a
business status."
--- Abby worked at the clinic administratively for eight years without ever assisting in an
abortion. When she finally did, she was shocked. On the ultrasound she saw a perfect little body trying to get away, being violently twisted, crumpled, the little spine just sucked away, p 149. She knew she had just participated in a death. Not a medical procedure, not a woman exercising her right to make medical choices about her own body, but the death of a helpless baby, to be discarded as biohazard waste, p 124. She had scheduled countless babies for death, and presented options, surgery or medication, for the safety and comfort of the mother -- and all the while a tiny baby tucked securely inside a womb had been there in the same room, with no one to speak on his or her behalf, p 124.
--- She concluded that "Planned Parenthood was an abortion machine in the business of
killing unborn babies and meeting revenue goals," p 130. Planned Parenthood spoke of
choosing when to have a child. But if you're pregnant, you HAVE a child. The opposition had been right all along. Abby decided to leave PP and join them.
--- The Christians who had treated Abby sympathetically for years, knowing she was their
main opponent, now welcomed her with rejoicing and helped her find a new job. National
TV shows interviewed her.
--- To counter the bad publicity from this high-level defection, PP turned on Abby vengefully. Without any foundation, PP accused her of revealing private patient information, sued her, got a restraining order to silence her, and forced other staff to give perjured testimony against her. The Christians provided an attorney who soundly defeated the suit.
--- Abby joined those who went to pray at the clinic fence. Many women who had had
abortions supported her. She concludes with the hope that other PP staff will be able to
escape as she did.

Jul 31, 2015

Right to choose: . . .
“Anti-Abortion Violence: America's Forgotten Terrorism” September 4, 2012 . . .
http://www.adl.org/combating-hate/domestic-extremism-terrorism/c/anti-abortion-violence-americas-forgotten-terrorism-1.html#.VbuV72nbKUk . . .
and . . .
“Why the history of anti-abortion violence cannot be ignored” . . 08/09/2014 . . . by Ilyse Hogue . . .
“Groups of screaming protesters terrorize women outside of clinics while their allies in legislatures pass laws that put abortion and even birth control out of reach.” . . . from . .
http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/women-choice-abortion-violence . . .
and . . .
“Threats Against Abortion Providers Have Doubled Since 2010, Report Finds” . . . 28-01-2015 . . .
by Teddy Wilson . . .
from: . . . http://rhrealitycheck.org/article/2015/01/28/threats-abortion-providers-doubled-since-2010-report-finds/ . . .
and . . .
“Abortion Clinic Violence Is Still A Huge Problem, National Clinic Violence Study Shows, & It's Unacceptable” . . 26-01-2015 . . . by Lulu Chang . . .
from: . . .
http://www.bustle.com/articles/60150-abortion-clinic-violence-is-still-a-huge-problem-national-clinic-violence-study-shows-its-unacceptable .. . .
and . . .
“What Pro-Choice Really Means” . . . by Joyce Arthur
from: . . . http://www.prochoiceactionnetwork-canada.org/articles/realchoice.shtml . . .
and . . .
“Proof of the GOP War on Women” . .
from . . . http://www.politicususa.com/proof-war-women-2
and . .
“I've witnessed anti-abortion violence in the American south. At last, the law is on the side of women's rights again” . . . 05-08-2014 . . . by Pamela Willis Watters . . .
from: . . . http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/aug/05/anti-abortion-violence-alabama-court-womens-rights
and, recently . . . .
“Colorado Planned Parenthood attack suspect uttered 'no more baby parts' after arrest”
CBC News – World November 28, 2015

Jan 24, 2013

Abby is just an amazing woman. Her story is consuming.

Freebird12 Mar 31, 2012

The best book on abortion and Planned Parenthood I have seen so far. Not only is this a good view of the two sides of the abortion debate, everything that goes on in the book goes on now and everywhere. This is a page-turner that captivated me and everyone I referred it to. Guaranteed to blow your mind and change your heart. A must-read!


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