Doctor: Why I Quit Doing Abortions at Planned Parenthood

National   |   Abby Johnson   |   Feb 19, 2013   |   12:35PM   |   Washington, DC

I received an email from a former abortionist.  She wanted to share her story with me and also with all of you:

“I just wanted to let you know, you’ve touched my heart. For years…too many years to count, I murdered countless children..up until 3 months ago that is. I believed I was doing what was best at the time. I worked for Planned Parenthood.

I became hardened and cold to the fact, I was killing children. How I, a physician who had taken an oath to preserve life can perform abortions — can actually kill defenseless unborn babies — literally ripped out, many times in pieces, from the mother’s womb, is beyond me..but I see it now. Partial-birth abortions was my living. :'(

Finally one day, something hit me…and my hard-heart began to soften. After receiving a pro-life tract, and having read it; I got angry, but I didn’t throw it away. And then for some reason, I couldn’t perform abortions anymore.

I broke down that day and felt like I had died on the inside. Millions of emotions came at me and I had a weight of guilt, on my shoulders so heavy. So heavy, worse than any depression I’ve ever felt.

I felt like, for every baby I had taken from this world, a part of me died as well. I cry as I write this. I cry for the mothers, the fathers..who decided because of “choice” they would kill their children. I cry for the babies, who were brutally murdered at my hand. It takes a lot to admit that. ALOT.

Where is the churches? The outreach groups? Get out there! Do something. Please! Don’t say, “it isn’t my field” Shouldn’t it be every moral person’s responsibility, to defend the defenseless? And don’t tell me pro-life outreach doesn’t work, or tracts don’t help. It certainly did for me.



There’s not a day that goes by now, where my heart isn’t heavy with grief, or I don’t angry. I can only hope God can forgive me. If anyone deserves a hell, it’s the one who murders children.”

We are also here for this woman, this former abortionist.  We are keeping the conversation open and offering healing resources to her.  We are also in prayer for her…and all current and former abortion providers.

This is what we are all about…conversion.  We will continue to reach out to these men and women in love.  Hate doesn’t work.  Condemnation doesn’t work.  Judgment doesn’t work.  The mercy of Christ is what WORKS.  Please pray with us.  Please go out to a local prayer vigil and offer real help to those inside the industry.  Please send in the fliers.  You are making a difference.