Category Archives: Conversion stories

Former PP staffer: Abortion sold “like some happy product”

by Kelli

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They want you to look like you are helping women out…. When they send you for training, they give you justification into why women get abortions….

The parts were brought to the lab that the reproductive health and abortion side shared, and the remains were placed into a red biohazard trash bag like it was nothing. It kind of made me sad a little bit when I saw it.

I would just go out of the room, and it would be on my mind at some time and I would shake it off. Since I was still working there, I wanted to be blind….

We had training often on different types of things. I was disturbed after watching a Planned Parenthood training video of women coming in for an abortion. The video said they felt relaxed, and that Planned Parenthood made [the patient] feel comfortable and happy. It was a perception of deception – like some happy product in a store, it popped right out at me….

Most patients were young and they didn’t want their parents to know. A lot of the girls that came in there were very uneducated in a lot of things. Working in the front desk, I would think, ‘Why aren’t these young girls at school? If they can’t even fill out this paperwork, what are they doing having sex?’

~ Former Planned Parenthood staffer Charjuana Hogan, describing some of the experiences she had while working as a “reproductive health assistant” at PP in Riverside, California, as quoted by Live Action News, March 18

NARAL founder interview: “Abortion’s not love”

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Toward the end of the in-depth interview, [Terry] Beatley found herself unexpectedly saying: “If you have a message for America, I will gladly deliver it for you…. I will tell your story, the story of deception but also the story of personal redemption.”

Beatley recalled how Nathanson paused for a moment before replying, “Teach of the strategy of how I deceived America and that the cofounder of NARAL says, ‘Love one another; abortion’s not love. Stop the killing; the world needs more love.’”

~ Excerpt from pro-life activist Terry Beatley’s interview with former abortionist Dr. Bernard Nathanson, Catholic Herald, February 24

Abby Johnson’s healing process

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Healing in public has not been easy. It has not been ideal. But, in the end, it has been worth it. Thank you for being on this journey with me, even when it wasn’t pretty. Thank you for loving me in spite of my past sins. Thank you for embracing my ministry that reaches out to others who need healing. Thank you for looking past the victory of an abortion clinic worker who switched sides and just seeing ME… a broken sinner in need of grace, mercy and compassion.

You will never know how much your prayers, your kind words and your hugs have healed my heart.

~ Former Planned Parenthood employee-turned-pro-life activist Abby Johnson describing her journey of healing from her experience in the abortion industry, Epic Pew, January 15

Comedian: I was a pro-choice atheist until my children were born

Gavin McInnes portrait2I see a lot of women without kids, in their 40s, who are miserable and I see a lot of women after they have children saying, “what the f*** was I doing? Why was I doing fashion PR? I was doing seating plans for a fashion show telling what people sit in what chair. Now I’m shaping human life.”…

I see the housewife as a far superior vocation to mine, and to most….

I mean I make commercials, and funny videos, and T.V. shows or whatever, film projects that people will watch for ten minutes and go ‘heh’ and get on with their day. I essentially… make comic books. You flip through it and you’re done. My wife creates life from her vagina and then — that’s just the beginning — then she shapes this human life….

Who is changing the world more?…

[The birth of my children] made me religious. I was an atheist most of my life and now I am a God-fearing Catholic, because of the miracle of life. And I’m [now] pro-life.

~ Controversial editor, writer, comedian and “Godfather of Hipsterdom” Gavin McInnes, expressing his belief that childbirth and raising children are too often trivialized, as quoted by The Daily Caller, October 23

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Former Planned Parenthood worker files Medicaid fraud lawsuit

abby-johnson_wFor those of you who don’t know, I am currently involved in a Medicaid fraud case that I brought against Planned Parenthood.

While I was at Planned Parenthood, my affiliate was defrauding our Medicaid system millions of tax dollars. For several years, the clinic employees were unaware that we had participated in this fraud. However, after finding out, many of us knowingly continued participating in the fraud…including me.
We are praying that Planned Parenthood be held accountable for the fraud they participated in.

I knowingly filed this suit aware of the fact that I could also be held accountable for my participation in the fraud. Could I go to prison for my involvement? Yes. Do I have peace with that? Yes. It is worth the risk and the consequence knowing that my former affiliate could close and babies would be saved from abortion.

Please be in prayer for my legal team as they take on this abortion giant.

~ Former Planned Parenthood Employee of the Year Abby Johnson admitting the risk involved in litigating against PP, via her Facebook page, April 25

TODAY! First annual “Leave the Abortion Industry” Day

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UPDATE: 4/8, 12:45p: Today’s the day! As we speak, Abby Johnson is part of a contingent appealing to abortion clinic workers to leave their jobs outside of the Planned Parenthood late-term abortion clinic in Austin, Texas.

Here’s a photo just texted to me of And Then There Were None fellow board member, Jennie Stone. Click to enlarge…

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Abby was featured on Fox News yesterday. Here’s video…

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So far five abortion clinic workers have contacted ATTWN. Please pray for them and “Leave the Abortion Industry Day.” Also promote this on Facebook and Twitter. Use hashtag #Exodus2013.

5/25, 3:28p: Former Planned Parenthood manager Abby Johnson’s amazing conversion story is well-known in the pro-life world: After visualizing an abortion on ultrasound, Abby walked out of her Bryan, Texas, PP clinic in October 2009 and walked into the Coalition for Life office headed by Shawn Carney, who now coleads the 40 Days for Life ministry.

abby-johnsonSince then Abby has never looked back, releasing the best-selling exposé, UnPLANNED, in 2011 and launching the And Then There Were None ministry last year.

ATTWN reaches out to abortion workers to encourage them to leave the trade.

To date ATTWN has helped 47 souls escape that bloody industry. ATTWN helps former clinic workers in four important ways, providing:

  • Up to three months of financial support after a worker resigns
  • Emotional support as often as needed during the transition time
  • A spiritual advisor of the former worker’s choosing
  • Legal counsel who will protect the worker’s interests at no cost during transition

Now Abby has announced Exodus 2013, the first annual “Leave the Abortion Industry” Day, on April 8. As explained on the group’s Pray for Day of Exodus 2013 Facebook page,”This is the designated day that employees of abortion clinics leave their jobs in pursuit of new careers, knowing they have support.”

ATTWN will promote the event with a targeted Facebook campaign as well as with fliers sent to abortion clinics nationwide. All communications are kept confidential.

Of course, abortion clinic workers shouldn’t feel like they need to wait. As noted on Exodus 2013’s Facebook page, “We’ve already been contacted by a clinic worker who doesn’t want to wait until April 8 to leave and she has quit already!”

Abortion clinics are fighting to hold on to their accomplices. Former workers have told Abby about emails and fliers clinics have distributed telling employees to avoid her. Obviously, working for an abortion clinic is not something most would aspire to. Getting and keeping hired help must be a full-time job, pardon the pun.

We don’t yet have the law on our side. But we can kill abortion by a thousand other cuts. One of those is those is depriving the abortion industry of people to do their dirty work. In the process, we are pulling them from the pit of hell.

Coincidentally, Abby chose “Exodus 2013” not realizing Exodus 20:13 states, “You shall not murder,” the fifth commandment.

Pro-lifers needed to rally support behind former abortionist

call-to-actionIt is time for pro-lifers to step up and act in love offering prayers and encouragement. We should be rallying around this person at this crucial time….

Please take time to write a few words of encouragement and send them [here]. We will forward your comments to her. We must reassure her that she has made the right decision and that she will have support throughout this healing process.

~ Brad Mattes of Life Issues Institute, encouraging pro-lifers to write to a former Planned Parenthood abortionist who is now “suffering with severe grief and regret,” February 21

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Viral video: Unscripted Romney passionately advocates pro-life position

A rereleased video from 2007 that shows a clearly incensed Mitt Romney giving Iowa Newsradio WHO talk show host Jan Mickelsons an off-air piece of his mind has “become a viral sensation,” garnering over 1.8 million hits in just five days.

Romney, then a presidential candidate in the 2008 election cycle, took offense to questions during the interview about his Mormon faith and converting from pro-abortion to pro-life.

Headlines since yesterday are focused on how “testy” Romney became about the tenets of Mormonism. My take-away was, “Wow, this guy is passionately pro-life”….

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Romney later said he did not know he was being videotaped. I found his description of the Second Coming fascinating, but here were the key excerpts on the life issue:

Romney: But you’re not giving me the opportunity to explain to you that my faith has very strong beliefs that if I commit an abortion, encourage an abortion… I was beaten up in Boston because I pointed out time and again that I encouraged girls not to get abortions, that I told them to have adoptions. I have never done anything that in any way violates the principles of my Church –  in that regard, I’ve made other mistakes – but in that regard.

But the Church does not say that a member of our Church has to be apposed to allowing choice in society. It does not say that. And therefore, there are Mormon Democrats. There’s a Democratic party in Massa… in Utah, filled with Mormons, and the Church doesn’t say they’re wrong, they’re being excommunicated. No, it says, look, we are vehemently apposed to abortion, ourselves, and for ourselves. But we allow other people to make their own choice. I disagree with that view. Politically, I looked and said, you know what, that’s wrong.  And its not a Mormon thing, it’s a secular position to say you know what, I was wrong, we should have as a society a prohibition on abortion in the following circumstances. But its not violating my faith, let me assure you.

Mickelson: I hope we can do this, and we we can spend some quality time on the air rather than the sound bites.

Romney: No, I mean I don’t like coming  on the air, and having you go after my Church, and me and my-

Mickelson: I’m not going after your Church.

Romney: I know, that’s right, but I’m not running as a Mormon. And I get a little tired of coming on a show like yours and having it all about Mormon.

Mickelson: See, I don’t mind it being about that.

Romney: I do. I do.

Mickelson: I agree with the ethics of your Church, for Pete’s sake.

Romney, getting up to leave: So do I. So do I.

Mickelson: I was trying…

Romney: No you’re trying to tell me that I’m not a faithful Mormon or that I’m not [inaudible] my Church.

Mickelson: No I’m trying to get you to reconcile what I think is a disparity.

Romney: And have a great discussion about Mormonism, and the Mormon Church, and reading the doctrines of the Church, and where my view is, and you know what, I’m not running to talk about Mormonism.

Mickelson: Yeah, but the point is the people who are likely to vote, don’t want to elect a Ted Kennedy, who comes back – or a Senator Harkin – who comes here to Dowling, and comes here to Iowa, and says, “I’m pro-life,” and then when he gets to Washington stands up and becomes pro-choice.

Romney: Here is your opportunity to have that settled in your mind. I was governor four years. This is not just what I’m talking about. I was governor  four years. I had a number of pieces of legislation that came to my desk that dealt with abortion, abstinence education, RU-486, and so forth. I vetoed any bill that was in favor of choice. I was entirely consistent in favor of life. And so it’s not just my word that you have to take. Look at my record.