Ramona Trevino resigned her post at Planned Parenthood as a manager of an abortion-referral center in 2011. But what made her get out of the abortion industry and end her job at the company that does more abortions in the United States than anyone else?
Trevino eventually realized that referring women for abortions and being a part of an organization they preyed on women and teenagers conflicted with her religious faith.
Trevino said that, even though the Planned Parenthood clinic she managed did not perform surgical abortions, she was struggling “with [her] conscience . . . on contraception, abortion and [her] role in it all.” The facility where she worked after Texas legislators and Governor Rick Perry signed off on legislation revoking tens of millions in state taxpayer funds from Planned Parenthood.
Now pro-life, Trevino has said working for Planned Parenthood, saying that, as a mother and Catholic, she had a change of heart on pro-life issues. As her teenage daughter got older, Trevino said she found it increasingly difficult to provide birth control and contraception to women with multiple sexual partners.
“You send them away with a birth control script, but is that really going to help the problem?” she said.
Now, Trevino is a spokeswoman for 40 Days for Life in Dallas she wants to reach out to help women who have had abortions.
“I know that as long as abortion is legal, women are going to continue to choose that option,” she said. “Our job as Christians is not to judge that decision, but to help them heal from it.”
Meanwhile, Trevino is revealing her experiences at the Planned Parenthood abortion business in her new tell-all book, REDEEMED BY GRACE.
In the book, Trevino shares more about that Christian faith that compelled her to get out of the abortion business.
At age eight, Ramona Treviño climbed to the top of a roof and begged God to let her know he was real. After receiving a sign, she made a pact with herself to follow him always. But family difficulties and growing pains made it hard for her to continue on that path.
Pregnant at 16, she dropped out of high school and entered an abusive marriage, which ended in divorce. Wanting to make a difference and to help girls in similar tough situations, she accepted a job as the manager of a Planned Parenthood facility in Sherman, Texas. Over time, however, Treviño began to grapple with whether she was doing women more harm than good, setting her on a path to seek the truth, no matter where it might lead.
Realizing she could no longer refer women for abortions or provide them with false assurances of risk-free sex, Treviño took a leap of faith and left the financial security of her job. Her ultimate conversion involved a full return to the Catholic faith of her childhood and a new role as a pro-life advocate and speaker.
This compelling story tells of Treviño’s struggle to reconcile her identity as a daughter of God with a world that sends conflicting messages concerning the source of our dignity and happiness. It is the honest and heartfelt account of a woman who, with the help of grace, strove to overcome the wounds of her own past while becoming an agent of healing for others.
Trevino is one of hundreds of former abortion practitioners and abortion center staffers who are now pro-life and she will stare her story in a webcast on Monday, February 16 at 9 p.m. ET.