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. She has since helped dozens of abortion clinic staff who have already left or are considering leaving their jobs at abortion facilities.
“Five years ago, I turned in my resignation to Planned Parenthood. No notice was given. I simply wrote that I was leaving for “moral reasons.” I remember walking out of our back gate, hearing it slam shut for the last time and knowing that my life would never be the same,” she says. “I left with no assurance. I had no idea where my next paycheck would come from. I didn’t know what my next step would be. But I knew that I had to leave. Was it scary to leave my big salary? Yes. Was I nervous that my pro-choice friends would turn on me? Yes…and they did.”
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“If I had stayed, I would currently be the COO of the 3rd largest Planned Parenthood in the country. I would be bringing in an annual salary that currently takes me 4-5 years to make,” Johnson adds. “So, was it worth it to walk out? You bet it was. It was worth every worry, every hardship, every tear. It was worth it because it was right.”
“Five years ago today, I took a left out of my Planned Parenthood clinic’s driveway and drove next door to our local prolife office. Why did I go to them? Because they had shown me kindness. Because they had always told me that they would help me. Because they had ways shown that they genuinely cared about me.,” Johnson continues. “Can we love people out of abortion facilities? You better believe it.”
“It makes me emotional just thinking about how much my life has changed in this short amount of time,” Johnson concludes.