Wednesday, March 23, 2011

unPLANNED by Abby Johnson

Book description: "Abby Johnson quit her job in October 2009. That simple act became a national news story because Abby was the director of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas who, after participating in her first actual abortion procedure, walked across the road to join the Coalition for Life.

Unplanned is a heartstopping personal drama of life-and-death encounters, a courtroom battle, and spiritual transformation that speaks hope and compassion into the political controversy that surrounds this issue. Telling Abby’s story from both sides of the abortion clinic property line, this book is a must-read for anyone who cares about the life versus rights debate and helping women who face crisis pregnancies."

I think this book is a MUST-READ for ALL ADULTS. Whatever your "side" on the abortion debate is, this book will give you new insight.

I could not put this book down. The book opens with a turning point in Abby's job as a director of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas; actually assisting in an abortion. She then takes the reader back to the beginning.

Starting as a college student volunteer at Planned Parenthood, she shares her ideals for helping women, especially those in crisis. As she moved up the ranks within Planned Parenthood, her ideals didn't change, but her eyes were opened to massive money-making machine that Planned Parenthood is. The silent love and constant visual witness of those from the Coalition for Life drew her in.

The real beauty of this story is the eyes of faith from which it is told. It is not just another news story. It is a story revealing the power of prayer, the plans of God and the way He interacts in the heart of EVERY person  He creates and loves.

I have had the privilege of praying outside of abortion clinics before, but this book renewed my desire to be present on a regular basis at the abortion mill in my town. If we don't show up, who will speak for the unborn? If we don't show up, who will really care for the women in crisis? If we don't show up, our silence will speak for us.

Won't you show up and join me for silent prayer?

Planned Parenthood Pinellas Health Center
8950 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Street North
suite 102
St. Petersburg FL 33702

I understand most abortions are performed there on Thursdays 9 am to noon.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this. I cannot wait to read this book. I hear she is joining the Catholic church. God has certainly opened her eyes to the Truth.