More than 500 abortion workers have left the industry since Abby Johnson began her outreach to them seven years ago.
According to the Christian Post, 550 abortion clinic employees and seven doctors have left their abortion jobs with the help of And Then There Were None.
Johnson herself worked at a Planned Parenthood abortion facility for years, even receiving an award at one point for her dedication. Eventually, she left after realizing that abortions, not women, were Planned Parenthood’s top priority, and abortions kill unborn babies.
Seven years ago, Johnson began And Then There Were None to help other abortion workers quit and find meaningful employment elsewhere.
Meagan Weber, Johnson’s assistant, told the Post that Johnson’s book, ministry and, most recently, the “Unplanned” film based on her life have helped encourage other abortion workers to quit.
“And so here we are seven years later, and we’ve helped 550 workers and seven full-time doctors,” Weber said.
And Then There Were None provides counseling, financial assistance, job help and more to people who want to get out of the abortion industry.
“Leaving your job in the abortion industry is not like leaving your job in a fast food outlet,” Weber said. “It has the same high turnover rate, but you don’t just leave your job, you leave your friends, you leave your ideology … you go from one day championing women’s rights and abortion rights to the next day having to humble yourself and say, ‘I was wrong. I was part of a very evil system,’ and they have to come to terms with that. So there is a lot of emotional trauma, and there is abandonment.”
Laura Ricketts, who also works for And Then There Were None, said they want to help the workers heal, as well as leave.
“As we walk through the process of healing them, as we meet their practical needs with financial assistance, with resume writing, with jobs search help, as we help them pay their bills, get back on their feet, once their practical needs are met, they are ready to meet their emotional and spiritual needs,” she said.
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They reach out with love, not condemnation, understanding that some abortion workers feel stuck, others have been deceived and still more are trying to cover up the pain from their own abortions.
“We always say that nobody grows up wanting to work in the abortion industry. Nobody,” Johnson’s website abortionworker.com states. “We see ourselves as being part of a pro-love movement. That we want to love these workers out of the clinics. We want to love them to a path of healing, and we want to love them back into a relationship with Jesus Christ.”