Author: Abby Johnson (with Cindy Lambert)
Abby Johnson quit her job in October 2009. That simple act became a national news story because Abby was director of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas who, not long after assisting in an actual abortion procedure for the first time, cross the line to join the Coalition for Life.
What happened in that clinic to cause this Planned Parenthood leader and Employee of the Year to take such drastic action? And how did Planned Parenthood react to her abrupt departure?
Join Abby as she reveals her full story for the first time in Unplanned: a heart-stopping personal drama of life-and-death encounters, a courtroom battle, and spiritual transformation. Abby’s unique vantage point from both sides of the abortion clinic property line shines light and compassion into the political controversy that surrounds this issue.
For anyone who cares about the life-versus-rights debate and helping women who face crisis pregnancies, Unplanned is a must-read.
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“A compellingly candid story! Not argument or ideology but data—first-person facts and utterly honest feelings.”
PETER KREEFT—Author, Three Approaches to Abortion
“As a founder of the National Coalition for Life and Choice, I have always encouraged people on both sides of the ‘life line’ to listen to and understand each other, though they may never agree. Abby Johnson’s sincere and thoughtful story has much to teach both sides.”
FREDERICA MATHEWES-GREEN—Author, Real Choices: Listening to Women, Looking for Alternatives to Abortion, www.frederica.com
“I’m grateful to Abby Johnson for having the courage to tell her story as a former director of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Unplanned. Though Planned Parenthood provides other services for women, it is the largest abortion provider in America.
In this unique and compelling book, Abby shows the compassionate hearts of some of her coworkers, takes responsibility for her own participation in abortions, and shares the journey of how God in his grace and mercy delivered her from blindness.
I hope that by reading this story you will be moved to do what you can to offer help and resources to women in need of them, and lovingly tell them the truth about their unborn child.”
RANDY ALCORN—Author, ProLife Answers to ProChoice Arguments and Why Pro-Life?
“Abby’s story is one of great moral courage in an age that groans for lack of it. Hers is a modern parable of hope for us all, witnessing to the truth that sets the human heart free. A riveting story.”
MARJORIE DANNENFELSER —President, Susan B. Anthony List
“Abby’s gripping story gives a rare glimpse into the heart that motivates both pro-abortion and pro-life activities. Her book is a refreshing affirmation of the power of truth, which overcomes even the thickest deceptions.
Abby’s compelling experience gives invaluable insight both to those involved in providing abortion and those who struggle to see life triumph.”
DONNA J. HARRISON, M.D.—President, American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists
“Unplanned is a powerful and compelling testimony of the power of prayer and love. A story of courage, conviction, and conversion, the book will draw you into Abby’s life
and her journey as her eyes are opened to the truth.”
DR. ALVEDA C. KING —Pastoral Associate, Priests for Life; Founder, King for America; Niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Think love and kindness can’t make a difference in the abortion debate? Read Abby Johnson’s story and find out how a pro-life ministry’s peaceful and respectful witness forever changed the heart of this former Planned Parenthood clinic director.”
JIM DALY—President, Focus on the Family
“Abby understands how good people can be misled, as she was, to support abortion under the guise of helping women. This is the remarkable story of how one director of a Planned Parenthood clinic came to realize the truth about abortion—and what she did about it.”
EDUARDO VERÁSTEGUI —Actor, star of Bella
“Abby walked out of the abortion industry and into my office just next door. After seeing her transformation from running a Planned Parenthood clinic to joining our efforts to help women and save lives, I believe that anyone can change their mind on abortion.”
SHAWN CARNEY—Campaign Director, 40 Days for Life
“Bold, decisive, and a real trailblazer at Planned Parenthood... Abby Johnson, when confronted with reality, was courageous enough to admit her compassion for others was misdirected. Her journey of finding a new way to help women in crisis is truly inspiring.”
BOBBY REYNOSO —Executive Director, Coalition for Life
“Once I began reading this compelling chronicle of compassion, I could not put it down! Abby’s narrative points to Christ’s story of redemption and will inspire readers for generations to come. Unplanned shows that God has a plan and purpose not only for Abby Johnson, but also for you and me, because every life matters.”
BRIAN BOONE—President/CEO, Life Centers
“In Unplanned, Abby shares intimate details of the happenings that ultimately led her to leave her career as a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic director for ‘the other side of the fence,’ where she now ardently advocates for the rights of the unborn.
If you have ever peacefully protested and prayed for an end to abortion, Abby’s story will provide tremendous insights—and encourage you never to give up.”
TONY PERKINS —President, Family Research Council
“I could not put this book down. Abby’s honest and riveting account sheds light on the fact that some Christians are conflicted but satisfied with the goal of ‘making abortion safe and rare.’ Abby finally had the courage to face the truth about abortion because of the way Christ’s love was reflected through the prayer, courage, and support of individual Christians.”
MARGARET H. HARTSHORN, PH.D.—President, Heartbeat International
“‘Unplanned’ perfectly describes Abby’s book from the very first word to the last. Once I started reading, I couldn’t put the book down... Abby’s incredible story is a must-read for everyone.”
BRADLEY MATTES—Executive Director, Life Issues Institute; Host, Facing Life Head-On (TV) and Life Issues (radio)