By Abby Johnson

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When Johnson give up her task because the director of a deliberate Parenthood sanatorium in Texas, the media went wild; proceedings have been filed; prolife advocates had a good time. Now this former hospital director unearths the main points of her dramatic stream from abortion rights recommend to "the correct aspect of the fence" and the prolife flow. Johnson begun as a volunteer, relocating during the ranks until eventually turning into director of the Bryan, Tex., sanatorium. Then she witnessed an ultrasound-guided abortion, and she or he replaced. "I used to be taking a brand new stand, starting a brand new life," she says of her circulation to the opposite aspect. This emotional account finds Johnson's impressive trip via prochoice considering, abortions, her love/hate dating with prolife advocates outdoor the medical institution, and her eventual knowing of abortion. Prolife advocates will salivate over her tale, abortion rights advocates might be skeptical,but those that oppose abortion will locate proposal, schooling, and emotion. Johnson bargains a well-planned, well-written account that would contact nerves on each side of the problem. (Jan.) --Publishers Weekly Bookline, December 22, 2011

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Abby Johnson hand over her task in October 2009. that straightforward act turned a countrywide information tale simply because Abby used to be the director of a deliberate Parenthood hospital in Texas who, after engaging in her very first abortion strategy, walked around the highway to affix the Coalition for all times.
Unplanned is a heartstopping own drama of life-and-death encounters, a court conflict, and religious transformation that speaks desire and compassion into the political controversy that surrounds this factor. Telling Abby’s tale from each side of the abortion sanatorium estate line, this ebook is a must-read for someone who cares concerning the lifestyles as opposed to rights debate and assisting girls who face hindrance pregnancies.

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I’ve been given new eyes—eyes now able to see grace doing its work. This road runs straight from the Texas A&M Flag Room to 4112 East 29th Street in Bryan, Texas. I’ve driven the short three miles many times. To pull into the driveway of that particular Planned Parenthood clinic, you have to pass through a black iron gate in the six-foot-tall iron fence that encircles the clinic. I clearly remember my first time passing through that gate as a volunteer. To revisit my journey, this is where I must go next.

Hurry! ” But even as I thought those words, I looked at my own hand holding the probe. I was one of “them” performing this act. My eyes shot back to the screen again. The cannula was already being rotated by the doctor, and now I could see the tiny body violently twisting with it. For the briefest moment it looked as if the baby were being wrung like a dishcloth, twirled and squeezed. And then the little body crumpled and began disappearing into the cannula before my eyes. The last thing I saw was the tiny, perfectly formed backbone sucked into the tube, and then everything was gone.

Not just because of my hands, but because of my words. What if I’d known the truth, and what if I’d told all those women? What if? I had believed a lie! I had blindly promoted the “company line” for so long. Why? Why hadn’t I searched out the truth for myself? Why had I closed my ears to the arguments I’d heard? Oh, dear God, what had I done? My hand was still on the patient’s belly, and I had the sense that I had just taken something away from her with that hand. I’d robbed her. And my hand started to hurt—I felt an actual physical pain.

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