“As I took the ultrasound probe in hand, I could not have imagined how the next ten minutes would shake the foundation of my values and change the course of my life.” Abby Johnson joined Planned Parenthood as a college student because she wanted to help women in crisis—a goal she believed the... show more
“As I took the ultrasound probe in hand, I could not have imagined how the next ten minutes would shake the foundation of my values and change the course of my life.” Abby Johnson joined Planned Parenthood as a college student because she wanted to help women in crisis—a goal she believed the organization shared. As she rose through the ranks to become a clinic director, however, things started to shift. Finances grew tighter, clinic practices changed, and Abby became increasingly unsettled about what she was being asked to do. But it wasn’t until she helped perform an actual abortion procedure that Abby fully realized what she’d been a part of all those years. In the pages of Unplanned, you’ll also discover: What Abby found so attractive about the mission and goals of Planned Parenthood The personal secret that Abby had kept buried for years The things she’d believed and told patients that she discovered not to be true An insider’s perspective on Planned Parenthood’s practices as well as the heartfelt but misguided efforts of some radical antiabortion activists The courage and resilience she’s seen on both sides of the fence—from staff members to clients in crisis to prayerful volunteers A compelling story of crisis and change, Unplanned is also a reminder of how grace finds us in unlikely places, and how we can all reach out with love to those who stand on opposing sides. Abby Johnson holds a B.S. in psychology from Texas A&M University and an M.A. in counseling from Sam Houston State University. She was hired by Planned Parenthood in 2005 and progressed to the position of community services director and health educator, where she served as liaison between the community and Planned Parenthood as media correspondent. Later promoted to health center director, Johnson ran both the family planning and abortion
Publish date: January 1st 2011
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Edition language: English
This book has been on my TBR for quite some time, and I finally made it a priority to read it after having the opportunity to hear Abby Johnson speak at a local event. Her story is in turns tragic and inspiring on many levels. While it is no great literary work, I didn't expect it to be, and, with a...
This book was pretty interesting from a story point of view, but honestly it was way too long and kept repeating certain points of the story over and over. It could have been much shorter. I think an article or blog post would have summed it up nicely without getting too much into it. The only part ...
Stupid bible thumping anti choice garbage
Truly inspirational. Not the most well-written, I'll admit, but Abby's story is what really counts.
I had not heard of Abby's story when it happened, but had heard of this book. Abby Johnson was a Planned Parenthood clinic director and pro-choice advocate until one day she witnessed an ultrasound assisted abortion. Not long after that, she finds herself across the street at the Coalition for Lif...