In March 2018 I wrote a column titled “The Goal is to ‘Make Abortion Unthinkable’.” I wrote:
I attended the Sarasota Medical Pregnancy Center gala dinner on March 22nd, 2018. The featured speaker was Abby Johnson. Abby is the mother of seven children, one of which was adopted. She is a born again Christian. Abby is the author of two books. Her books are The Walls Are Talking and unPlanned.
Unplanned is the inspiring true story of one woman’s journey of transformation.
All Abby Johnson ever wanted to do was help women. As one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the nation, she was involved in upwards of 22,000 abortions and counseled countless women about their reproductive choices. Her passion surrounding a woman’s right to choose even led her to become a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood, fighting to enact legislation for the cause she so deeply believed in.
Until the day she saw something that changed everything, leading Abby Johnson to join her former enemies at 40 Days For Life, and become one of the most ardent pro-life speakers in America.
Here is a behind the scenes video of the making of UNPLANNED:
The below video interview with Ashley Bratcher, the lead actress in UNPLANNED, is compelling.
On September 26, 2009 Abby was asked to assist with an ultrasound-guided abortion. She stood by and watched in horror as a 13 week baby boy fought, and ultimately lost, his life at the hand of an abortionist. It was at that moment, as she stood there in silence and did nothing to save that baby boy, that she changed her life by becoming pro-life.
During her very personal testimony Abby struck me with the following statement about the ultimate goal of the pro-life movement:
The goal is not to make abortion illegal. That is a short term goal. The true goal is the make abortion unthinkable.
EDITORS NOTE: The featured image is courtesy of UNPLANNED – The Movie.