The Planned Parenthood facility where abortion center manager-turned pro-life advocate Abby Johnson worked is now a functioning pro-life pregnancy center.
Hope Pregnancy Centers of Brazos Valley purchased the Bryan, Texas Planned Parenthood building last year after the abortion center closed. The pro-life organization remodeled the facility and opened in September, according to the Christian News Network.
“What was once a place of death and grief where an estimated 6,400 abortions were performed has been transformed into a place of life,” Tracy Frank, executive director of Hope Pregnancy, said in a statement. “We feel like we have reclaimed and redeemed the ground.”
The new Hope Pregnancy Center site celebrated its grand opening on Nov. 4, according to the report. The life-affirming pregnancy center has seen about 40 women so far. Its free services include pregnancy tests, ultrasound, counseling about pregnancy options, baby supplies, STD testing, and more.
The organizers hope the new pregnancy center will be an important resource for college students at nearby Texas A&M University and Blinn College, the report states.
Planned Parenthood formerly used the location to target college students – the age group most likely to have an abortion. Johnson herself began working at Planned Parenthood after being recruited on her college campus, according to her book “Unplanned.”
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In 2009, Johnson resigned from her position with the abortion giant after observing an ultrasound-guided abortion.
The closure of Johnson’s former clinic in 2013 came after then-Gov. Rick Perry signed a bill that bans abortion after 20 weeks and holds abortion clinics accountable to higher safety standards. The legislation, House Bill 2, received national attention because it closed 14 of 23 Texas abortion facilities or prohibited them from offering abortion “services.”
When the Bryan abortion clinic closed and tore down its sign in 2013, Johnson took a photo and shared it on Facebook and Twitter.
“The Planned Parenthood sign at my former clinic has come down!!,” Johnson wrote. “It is really closed. I don’t think it has become real for me yet. No more women will walk into that facility to be harmed again. No more children will die inside those walls.”
And now, because of the work of Hope Pregnancy Centers of Brazos Valley, unborn babies’ lives will be saved inside those walls.