When Abby Johnson quit her job as the director of a Planned Parenthood abortion business in Texas, it sent ripples through the abortion industry. As someone who had received awards for her work, Johnson was well-connected within the Planned Parenthood system.
Naturally, her decision to leave her job directing an abortion facility and embrace a pro-life position caused staff at other abortion clinics to reconsider their own place of employment.
As Abby shared on her Facebook page the other day, she has recently heard from another staffer at a Texas Planned Parenthood abortion clinic who quit her job, thanks in part to reading Johnson’s book recounting her own experience with getting out of the abortion industry.
“I got this email today and I wanted to share it with you. It absolutely left me in tears. You never know how God can use your simple obedience to Him,” Johnson says.
Her is the letter Johnson received:
I don’t know if you remember me or not, but we used to work together at Planned Parenthood. I had only been there for about a year before you left. I worked at the clinic on Fannin. Anyway, after you left your clinic in Bryan, things got CRAZY at our affiliate. Well, really they got crazy everywhere. Supervisors were checking our emails constantly. We no longer had any privacy at work. We were not allowed to use our own phones at all during work.
They were nervous that we were texting with you or another prolifer. They made us sign a confidentiality agreement that stated we would never share information with prolifers. They told us that if they saw us talking to any of the protestors outside that we would be fired on the spot. I didn’t understand what was going on.
Why were they so suspicious of us? What didn’t they want us telling the protestors outside?
Why did they care if we had a change of heart and left the clinic? So, when your book came out, I decided to read it. Even though, yes, we were told in staff meetings NOT to read your book. That just made me want to read it even more. Needless to say, I read it in a day. I couldn’t put it down. Everything you said was so true. I found myself hearing your thoughts in my own head.
What was I doing there? Why had I allowed myself to be so manipulated by these people?
I had never really been for abortion, but found myself working in an abortion clinic. I ended up leaving about a week after I read your book. I never reached out to you because, honestly, I was embarrassed by my own ignorance. Anyway, I just wanted to tell you that your stand for these innocent babies has changed my life. I know several other workers from our affiliate who read your book and left, too. I also wanted to thank you for being kind to people who still work in the clinics. I wish everyone would see that is the best way to reach us. I hope to hear back from you.”
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Johnson said, “I am so honored to be reunited with this friend of mine who I thought I would never speak to again. Praying that she will join me and others at our next ATTWN healing retreat. If you know someone who could use healing from their past in the abortion industry, please let them know there is help available. You can direct them to our website.”