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Abby Johnson, the former Planned Parenthood director-turned pro-life advocate, recently shared her story of how she left the abortion industry and now helps others leave as well.
Despite growing up in a pro-life household, Johnson was drawn to Planned Parenthood after a representative on her college campus spoke of ideas like women empowerment and healthcare, The Blaze reported.
“I really didn’t know anything about the organization, so I think I was just really naive and really ignorant to what they were truly selling,” Johnson said. “I wasn’t working from a well-thought out position.”
Johnson worked at a Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Texas for eight years, eventually rising in the ranks to the role of director. However, everything changed in September 2009, when she was asked to assist during an abortion. It was then that she realized the terrible truth that an abortion destroys a unique, valuable human life.
“I just remember being really shocked. I couldn’t believe that I had allowed myself to be so blind to the reality of what was right there,” she said. “I had eagerly believed the lies of Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry.”
After leaving, Johnson took it upon herself to help others leave the toxic abortion industry that she had once been a part of. She formed a ministry called And Then There Were None (ATTWN), a group that has helped nearly 500 abortion workers leave the industry since its founding in 2012. Seven of those workers used to be doctors who performed abortions, Johnson said.
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“As of now, we have helped 487 workers leave the clinics and…those workers have closed 21 abortion facilities, because they’ve worked with state officials,” she told the Pure Flix Podcast. “They have worked with health departments to go in and close those facilities because of bad practices, medical negligence, whatever it may be.”
Johnson’s story will soon be on the big screen. On March 29, “Unplanned,” which is based off of Johnson’s book of the same name, will be released to theaters. The film tells Johnson’s story of becoming a pro-life fighter after working for Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in America.
“No one will be able to walk away after seeing this movie and say ‘I didn’t know,’” Johnson said.