Please Note: This article does not suggest ending legalized abortion, nor does it aim to please any religious organization. This is a straight news item with additional concurring, documented information.
For eight years, Abby Johnson felt she was helping women with crisis pregnancies by working at a Planned Parenthood clinic.
Eventually, while serving as Director for a Planned Parenthood outlet in Texas, she realized women in crisis weren’t really getting information about any options other than abortion.
In an interview with KBTX.com in College Station, Texas, Johnson stated she felt that Planned Parenthood wasn’t putting the bulk of their money into family planning or pregnancy prevention, but into making money from selling abortions.
When she viewed the ultrasound of an extracted 13-week old baby, her mind was made up. She turned in her resignation.
Life Issues Institute has done a two-part interview with Johnson. As of February 2010, this can be viewed at Facing Life TV by selecting “Insider Exposes Planned Parenthood, Part 1 and 2” from the Video List.
The interview includes other workers and prayer group participants who corroborate Johnson’s statements about the lack of information given at various Planned Parenthood clinics; forceful handling of peaceful protestors; girls and women being encouraged not to tell their partners about the abortion; and a lack of knowledge among staffers about when a baby’s vital life signs appear.
In November 2009, Planned Parenthood obtained a temporary restraining order against Johnson and the organization she is now with, Coalition for Life, just down the street from the Planned Parenthood clinic.
Earlier info about this aspect of the abortion industry:
Abby Johnson is not the first to attempt to expose legal abortion as an industry that includes people who sometimes care more about money than about women. In 1992, ex-abortion clinic owner, Carol Everett wrote the book Blood Money, revealing some things that happen within abortion clinic walls.
Everett started as an abortion clinic employee and realized her salary depended on selling as many abortions as possible. She made enough money to start six clinics.
However, she later became horrified at her own business. Women were being maimed or dying on a regular basis from legal abortions; there were hospital cover-ups of abortion as the reason for complications leading to death, and other gruesome details.
In 1996, a film called The Procedure* was distributed by Mission City Television, Inc. In it, registered nurse Brenda Pratt Shafer tells of her switch from being pro-choice to pro-life after what she witnessed while assigned to work at an Ohio abortion clinic.
Dr. Bernard Nathanson, himself the creator of the phrase “pro-choice” and founder of the abortion rights group NARAL, reversed his position years ago in favor of life after seeing ultrasounds.
Nathanson even admitted in one of his earliest books, Aborting America (1981, still being sold), that statistics about “back alley abortions” were magnified and falsified – pulled out of thin air to serve the pro-choice movement’s purpose. “Mainstream” media often refuses to interview him to this day.
Follow the links in this article for further information, or see this writer’s earlier 2-part Series: Challenged to Speak Pro-Life without the Bible, Part 1 and Part 2.
An earlier version of this post first appeared here at The Underground Online Magazine. Check out the Underground for an alternative news perspective.
*(The video “The Procedure” appears to be out of circulation yet still listed on many websites. Contact the the writer for backup sources that it existed.)
-Life Issues Institute
-KBTX.com, Planned Parenthood Director Leaves, Has Change of Heart, Ashlea Sigman, 11/1/09.
-Carol Everett with Jack Shaw, Blood Money (Sisters, Oregon: Multnomah Press Books, Questar Publishing) 1992. Information from p. 13 and Back Cover. No direct quotes.
-Bernard Nathanson: As stated in Trudy Hutchens, “Are Women Better Off After Roe?”, Family Voice Magazine, Washington D.C., Concerned Women for America, January 1996, p. 6, from Aborting America, Pinnacle Books, 1981.