Sixty Abortion Clinic Workers Have Quit in the Last Year

Opinion   |   Abby Johnson   |   Jun 10, 2013   |   12:32PM   |   Washington, DC

What an absolutely incredible first year it has been for And Then There Were None! We are truly in awe about how God has used our ministry to do some incredible things. When we first launched our ministry in June 2012, we estimated that we would hear from about ten abortion clinic workers each year. Boy, did God have other things in store!

We never imagined that we would be hearing from current and former abortionists. We also weren’t expecting that within the first few months, we would have thirty abortion workers leave the industry and come through ATTWN!!

That’s just the beginning, though…

Sixty workers have come through ATTWN this year.

At one point, abortion clinic workers were contacting us almost weekly. We have now helped SIXTY abortion clinic workers from all over the country escape from the abortion industry. They have come from Texas, Georgia, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Florida, Oklahoma, Colorado, California, and Iowa. We had six abortion clinic workers leave from one clinic in Atlanta, and four clinic workers leave from a clinic in Houston.

An abortion clinic has shut down forever.

We got an awesome Christmas surprise in December. After months of work, a former abortion clinic worker in Michigan who came through ATTWN had successfully helped shut down the very facility where she used to work!! Women’s Medical Services in Muskegon, Michigan was permanently closed down.

Planned Parenthood is getting more and more paranoid.

Many who come through ATTWN want to go public with their stories, and we have a legal team ready and willing to help them do that. Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry will do everything they can to try and keep them quiet. Back in March, we shared part of Ann’s story… she anonymously sent an ATTWN flier into the clinic where she used to work. No return address or anything. But, just days later, Ann received a threatening letter from Planned Parenthood that said “[PP workers] feel your communication is intimidating and harassing and they want it to stop…You do not have license to harass your former co-workers, either at work or in their homes, or to provide information to others that allows them to engage in harassing behavior. IF THIS BEHAVIOR CONTINUES, PLANNED PARENTHOOD, ON BEHALF OF ITS EMPLOYEES, WILL PURSUE ALL AVAILABLE LEGAL REMEDIES.” Wow!! If that isn’t indicative of the paranoia Planned Parenthood is feeling, nothing is. We’re not going to stop though, and neither is Ann!

Former clinic workers are going public.

Angie is another former Planned Parenthood employee who came through ATTWN a while back. One day, a young woman came in to her Planned Parenthood clinic, 20 weeks pregnant and bleeding. Angie examined her, listened with the monitor for the baby’s heartbeat, and realized it wasn’t beating. Angie sent the woman to the emergency room where they found that the baby had died. A few days later, Planned Parenthood’s supervising Nurse Practitioner came to Angie’s office inquiring why she had used a fetal heart Doppler to allow the patient to hear her baby’s heartbeat. When I said it was part of the routine prenatal exam, she said “not at Planned Parenthood it isn’t!” and asked Angie why she did not send her to Dallas for an abortion. Angie said, “You would have done a sonogram and told her that her baby was dead,” and the nurse practitioner responded, “No we wouldn’t have. By the time we do the sonogram, she has already signed consent for the abortion. We don’t tell them if it is dead or alive, or twins, or triplets.” At that point, Angie decided she could no longer work for Planned Parenthood. You can read the rest of Angie’s story here. Angie is available to speak for church/fundraising events. If you’re interested in booking Angie, email [email protected].

Deborah worked in the abortion industry for seventeen years before her pro-life conversion. She came through ATTWN not long after we launched. Since then, she has written about her experiences in the abortion clinic where she worked and has gone on the Huckabee show with me to talk about her time at the clinic as well. She is one of three former workers from a Houston clinic who are going after their former employer, abortionist Douglas Karpen, for committing illegal late-term abortions and killing babies after they were born alive after an abortion, which is routine for his clinic.

Exodus2013 was extremely successful.

In April, ATTWN launched an event that has never taken place before-‘National Leave the Abortion Industry Day,’ which we named Exodus2013, took place on April 8. Because of this initiative, FIVE clinic workers decided to leave and contact us.

Planned Parenthood actually did a fantastic job of advertising the event for us. Some affiliates sent out emails to their employees to “warn” them about Exodus2013, which they called an “intimidation technique.” Then, some of their staff members sent ATTWN the emails they received from Planned Parenthood!! Read the entire email that Planned Parenthood sent to their employees about Exodus2013 here.



We had our first-ever ATTWN abortion worker healing retreat.

Five former abortion clinic workers attended a healing retreat the last weekend in May. Father Frank Pavone and Father Terry Gensemer led the retreat and helped the former clinic workers open up about their pasts in the industry, work through the memories of seeing babies born alive then killed after a failed abortion, and piecing babies back together after procedures. All five began an intense healing journey and now have big goals for their futures. Read the email we sent out about the retreat here.

ATTWN is continuing to grow.

The month of May has been very busy for ATTWN. Our 60th worker has come through the ministry, and we were contacted by seven clinic workers in a one-week period. For a year, only ATTWN’s operations director and I ran the ministry on a volunteer basis. We realized it was time to add some new people to the ATTWN team. We are thrilled to have our friends Karen, Lindsey, and Briana on board as client managers for ATTWN!

We also now have merchandise that you can buy from our shop, This is a great way to talk about our ministry. We are hoping to have someone outside every abortion clinic in the country wearing one of our shirts! We want these workers to know that there is a safe place for them to go.

We want to thank you so much for the support you have showed us this year! We couldn’t do any of this without you!