Planned Parenthood Leader Resigns After Watching Abortion Ultrasound (Video)

The leader of Planned Parenthood in College Station, Texas left her post after watching the ultrasound of an abortion procedure. Abby Johnson told reporters that Planned Parenthood changed it’s business model from one that pushed prevention, to one that focused on abortion.

She recently joined the Pro-Life organization in her community.
KBTX reported, via Free Republic:

Planned Parenthood has been a part of Abby Johnson’s life for the past eight years; that is until last month, when Abby resigned. Johnson said she realized she wanted to leave, after watching an ultrasound of an abortion procedure.

“I just thought I can’t do this anymore, and it was just like a flash that hit me and I thought that’s it,” said Jonhson.

She handed in her resignation October 6. Johnson worked as the Bryan Planned Parenthood Director for two years.

According to Johnson, the non-profit was struggling under the weight of a tough economy, and changing it’s business model from one that pushed prevention, to one that focused on abortion.

“It seemed like maybe that’s not what a lot of people were believing any more because that’s not where the money was. The money wasn’t in family planning, the money wasn’t in prevention, the money was in abortion and so I had a problem with that,” said Johnson.

Johnson said she was told to bring in more women who wanted abortions, something the Episcopalian church goer recently became convicted about.

“I feel so pure in heart (since leaving). I don’t have this guilt, I don’t have this burden on me anymore that’s how I know this conversion was a spiritual conversion.”

Johnson now supports the Coalition For Life, the pro-life group with a building down the street from Planned Parenthood. Coalition volunteers can regularly be seen praying on the sidewalk in front of Planned Parenthood. Johnson has been meeting with the coalition’s executive director, Shawn Carney, and has prayed with volunteers outside Planned Parenthood.

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  • obama/osama

    Try going into your local ‘planned parenthood’ and tell them you would like information about having a baby. They look at you like you have two heads. They should change their names to ‘Abortions R Us’. Truth in advertising.

  • olm

    um, they are in the business of abortion. I’m glad she had a conversion, and I know things are different in Texas but where I come from, PP is in the abortion business and politics. Nothing moral about either one.

  • And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized. – Acts 9:18

  • BurmaShave

    WOW! Want to bet this makes BIG HEADLINES in the Liberal Media?

    Oh, wait. This happened a month ago, and so quietly that we have just managed to find out about it now on Gateway Pundit!

    Relying on the Liberal Media for your information is like relying on an embezzler for your portfolio management.

  • JamesDoulos

    Thank you! A piece of GOOD NEWS to start the week with!

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  • Wild Bill

    “I once was lost, but now I’m found, was blind but now I see.”

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  • Trish

    I wonder if I can get he local paper to print this in PA? I doubt it, news like this is bad for business. And PP is big business here in Southeastern PA.
    Now give me a Republican in a bathroom stall, or another gone missing, on a trip to SA, and we will run with that. Juicy stuff. Not John Edwards though, juicy as that all is; we have too much sympathy for HIS wife.
    Currently, our local paper is busy practically convicting a local man running (conservative R) for school board, of crimes against humanity, because he befriended a local group of people who support the troops.
    Yes, a breakthrough is made, and a woman finds her soul, but that is not news.

  • myna

    Planned Parenthood used to have responsible advocacy. Now it turns to the dark side, wholesale abortions for money. Sad..very sad.

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  • Peter Warner

    Now THAT is inspiring and hopeful news.

    It certainly validates the command to pray for those in authority, even our enemies and oppressors.

    “I urge, then, first of all, requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all men; for kings and those in authority” (1 Timothy 2:1).

    Someone had the courage and love to reach out to her, perhaps asked to pray together, and she accepted. That prayer let G-d reach her.

    May we all become someone who others will be willing to pray with. Or actually: may we all live AS IF we were that kind of person, just be an avenue and G-d will find a way. He doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called. May G-d’s Providence move through all of us.

    Finally, that ultra-sound recording must be a powerful video. What would it take to broadcast it on national TV? Although, I don’t think I could bear to watch it myself.

    Best regards, Peter Warner.
    Japan

  • Gini

    Gregory of Yardale
    November 2nd, 2009 | 9:19 am | #3

    AMEN

    Absolutely wonderful news!

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  • syn

    What angers me most about the Feminist and her defense of abortionism is that for the first 42 years of living I learned everything there is to know about sex yet knew nothing about abortionism.

    I am woman who accepted abortion without conscience until I learned in 2003 at the age of 42 that our culture forced doctors to commit creepy things to fully developed human beings who have their own distinctly unique human DNA and that the only thing the law distinguished between life and death was the proximity of the head of the fully developed human being.

    Feminists, because you NEVER allowed anyone to know the monster you created I am a woman who will NEVER support you again; you are my enemy because you hid your yourselves behind a facade of lies and emotional blackmail which has only devastated lives and human conscience.

    Sweeties, when you abort it is NEVER your body aborted so stop lying about what you are advocating; not only did MZ Gloria Steinem burn our bras, she ripped out our wombs.

  • Shouldn’t that video be required to watch with a trained professional for ALL women who are considering abortion?

  • PJ

    Why does a non-profit have a business model? Don’t they get enough money from the taxpayers and liberal donors?

  • Lee

    “Feminism, Socialism, and Communism are one in the same, and Socialist/Communist government is the goal of feminism.” – Catharine A. MacKinnon, Toward a Feminist Theory of the State (First Harvard University Press, 1989), p.10

    “A world where men and women would be equal is easy to visualize, for that precisely is what the Soviet Revolution promised.” – Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex (New York, Random House, 1952), p.806

    “The Women’s Caucus [endorses] Marxist-Leninist thought.” — Robin Morgan, Sisterhood is Powerful, p. 597

  • Lily

    wow, this is amazing news. I have felt for a while that with improved ultrasound, our culture could not continue to deny that life in the womb was real life – not just a collection of cells with the possibility to become life in the future.

    I also wondered why, if birth control was so available and fairly reliable – why do we continue to have so many abortions. Isn’t it better to prevent the pregancy in the first place? Now I know its part of the ‘business model’. Scary.

  • Excellent catch Jim! A while back I wrote a post titled “Pro-abort strategy: attack the conscience” (http://theblogprof.blogspot.com/2009/09/pro-abortion-strategy-attack-conscience.html) where I found this little snippet from a former abortionist:

    “The picture of the baby on the ultrasound bothered me more than anything else. The staff couldn’t take it. Women who were having abortions were never allowed to see the ultrasound.”

    Planned Parenthood is an evil organization. Anyone working with or for them will be without excuse. It will end in weeping and gnashing of teeth!

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  • Rosemary Woodhouse

    Good for her! I think it’s a fine idea to have a pro-life organization wherever PP has set up shop.

  • Betsy Ross

    God Bless you, Abby Johnson!

  • penny

    “Planned Parenthood has been a part of Abby Johnson’s life for the past eight years”…

    Am I alone in having a hard time with this story? Just WHAT exactly did Abby think abortion was about that it took her eight years until an ultrasound image of a fetus having it’s life snuffed out for her to understand? She never conceptualized that image in her mental landscape all of those years?

    “Abby Johnson told reporters that Planned Parenthood changed it’s business model from one that pushed prevention, to one that focused on abortion.”

    Please, Abby, you disingenuous dolt, PP has always been focused on abortions. It’s synonymous with where for decades you go to get them. You had to know that!

    Some may feel she’s a hero, I find her a vacuous fool.

  • CWN

    Thanks be to God…

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  • averagemelon

    Abby may have come late to see the wickedness of her ways, but ALL should rejoice that she has been found. Pleas be kinder, Penny. More may follow as a result.

  • Michael

    Abby Johnson, thank you.
    you are a brave woman…
    You will be in my prayers.

    Michael
    a Catholic from California

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  • littlelulu

    That’s great. This woman came to her own conclusions without be tormented by over zealous advocates for control of somebody else’s body.

    Things work out so much better when we mind our own business.

  • Needa

    Penny,

    Be kind–there are so many in the world that truly do not understand the error of their ways.

    Give thanks that you personally have had the wisdom not to believe the lies that our society is indoctrinated with and rejoice that this one person has seen the light and is brave enough to come forward.

    When you know the truth, it is so disturbing to see others cling to the lies, but it is truly ignorance (willful at times, yes) but worse than that–it is deception.

    Oh, but this one person can give so much hope to us all . . .

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  • Di

    Praise the Lord !!!!!
    Thank you, God !!!

  • Robert Frost

    I think Penny is a troll most likely.

    I say stuff the restraining order where the sun don’t shine. Please do tell us what PP is so afraid of the public finding out. What is the irrepairable damage that would ensue?

  • Les Love

    To Peter Warner….

    I appreciated your post. It has made an impact upon me. I was impressed with the simplicity and convicted of my complacency…G-d Bless!

    Les

  • Mats

    Praise YOU LORD!

  • J. Bullock

    It is a mystery to me how a woman (as well as a man) who was created by God to be kind, loving, and caring can submit to having a living child destroyed for one’s own convenience. A woman can repent and be forgiven for her sin. A baby has no choice. I pray for God’s direction in this fight, and may each of you fighting this injustice be blessed by God. God determines what is right (not woman nor man) and we can’t vote to override what God has said.

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  • Balin

    Abby Johnson is right!

  • CrisMajor

    Where is this video she watched?
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  • TheInformedSixthGrader

    Good for you Abbey! Now go tell what you know to the rest of the world. I will be praying for you.
    PS If anyone reads this please pray for the world’s largest, seven-story, planned “parenthood” that is currently being built in HOUSTON. The smaller building that is down the road performed an average of twenty-one abortions per day. Just think of what this one could do…

  • Pat the First

    “Amazing Grace” was written by John Newton after he realized the evil that was slave trading, something of which he had made his livelihood. If this woman has reached the same live changing moment like John Newton, then she has been blessed by “amazing grace”.

    I never understood how a doctor who knows about life from beginning to end can perform abortions. An abortion is a gruesome procedure. How anyone can perform an abortion and then go to sleep is beyond me.

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  • Terry

    Yes indeed. Great news. I recall Ronald Reagan had a change of heart about abortion although I do not know what precipitated his change. I too, a man, at one time was actually unaware (had not really thought about it?) of what an abortion was and also have had a change of heart, many years ago. I think most have an Emmaus experience and walk with someone or something and know not who or what they are walking with but finally “wake up”. Perhaps this is what the lady experienced? It seems she has moved on out of the darkness of abortionville, PP, never to return! Forgiveness is an important and integral part of Christianity. Pax vobiscum!

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  • Mamma Maria

    Praised be to God!!! Someone, perhaps many, many have been praying and sacrificing for this kind of thing to happen. People wake up, birth control and abortion go hand in hand. They are ugly sisters. God never intended for us to be hating the thought of having kids. “Be fruitful and multiply”, and the blessings will abound as soon as we are following His commandments. I have seen this myself, having finally come around to the TRUTH. We are all engaging in false realities if we contracept God’s precious life that he desires. Learn about NFP and the teachings of the Catholic Church on the matter. You’ll rejoice like I did!

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  • Arthur Trafford

    A special thanks to Abby Johnson, the ex-director of the Bryan Texas Planned Parenthood office on 29th Street:

    Abby Johnson now encourages thinking and loving individuals to place a special value on others who are (also humans made in the image of God) and in the same stage of development that “They were”!

    The thoughts that dance in the mind of humans, is conceived in their heart and hinges on the pivotal question that ushers in the undeserved “Death penalty” for the unborn; or the joyous excitement, anticipating the soon coming birth of a child.

    The question that answers the complex motive for a person’s actions after conception is “Is the pregnancy and baby wanted or rejected by one or both parents (or families) of the child”?!!!

    And if most women-with-child was loved by the child’s father,
    she would smile and happily say “No abortion” why bother.

    Ask God and the person you mated with to forgive you,
    forgive yourself and live the abundant life.

    Sincerely,

    Arthur Trafford
    [email protected]