Last year we read unPLANNED by Abby Johnson.
Abby began her career as a Planned Parenthood volunteer. She climbed the ranks and eventually landed a position as director of the facility in Texas (ironically Norma McCorvey, who is Jane Roe of Roe vs. Wade, also hails from Texas).
Jean wrote a reflection based on her memories of the book for the 40th Anniversary memorial of the 1973 Supreme Court decision which struck down all state abortion regulations: Roe vs. Wade.
Interestingly, since Abby Johnson publicized her story, many more abortion workers have left work and joined the pro-life ranks.
Have you ever prayed outside Planned Parenthood, and if so, have you ever thought that God’s grace and your prayers might convert the heart of an accomplice to abortion inside that building?
Or do you think that the workers inside are so evil that they are beyond saving?
Abby Johnson was the director of a Planned Parenthood clinic that performed abortions.
Then one day she walked out of the clinic and over to the Coalition for Life, a pro-life group providing daily witness outside Planned Parenthood in the form of prayer, conversation and in their offices down the block, crisis pregnancy counseling.
Her mother said, “I’ve been praying you’d leave there for so long.” Pro-lifers outside the clinic also prayed, and one lady left flowers for Abby, which touched her heart.
In the Year of Faith, let us continue to pray for ALL souls involved in the crime of abortion, and really BELIEVE that all things ARE possible with God.
Bishop James Conley recommended that people buy extra copies of Abby Johnson’s story, Unplanned, and distribute them. Jean O’Brien