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For over a decade, Abby Johnson has been a leading and passionate voice for the pro-life movement. She brings a unique perspective and credibility to the cause because for eight years she worked at Planned Parenthood and saw up close the horrors and injustice of abortion and the abortion industry.
Once unabashedly pro-choice, Abby worked her way up through the ranks of Planned Parenthood to become its youngest-ever director of an abortion clinic. After she was asked to assist on the ultrasound-guided abortion of an unborn baby in its second trimester of development, she was so traumatized by what she saw that she abruptly resigned her position and soon after began volunteering with Coalition for Life, an organization that had regularly demonstrated and prayed outside her former clinic in Bryan, Texas.
She also started encouraging and helping other abortion workers break away from the industry. Today, Abby runs And Then There Were None, a non-profit outreach organization she founded to provide financial, legal, emotional, and spiritual support to abortion workers who want to leave their jobs. To date, she and her colleagues have helped over 550 former abortion workers quit the industry, heal, and start new careers.
Today, Abby travels the globe telling her story, educating the public on pro-life issues, and advocating for the unborn and abortion clinic workers. She is the author of two best-selling books: “Unplanned” and “The Walls are Talking: Former Abortion Clinic Workers Tell Their Stories.”
“Unplanned,” which details her life story, including her own two abortions before joining Planned Parenthood, her experience as a clinic worker, and her subsequent conversion from pro-choice to pro-life activist, was made into a film that was released in 2019 to overwhelmingly strong audience reviews.
Abby lives in Texas with her husband, Doug, a writer and blogger on pro-life, family, and religious topics, and their eight precious children.