This book by: Abby Johnson is the personal story of a former Planned Parenthood director. She tells, from her perspective, how she came to work for Planned Parenthood, her beliefs and values, her personal experiences with abortion, her job responsibilities, etc. She explains both the pro-choice and pro-life perspectives when addressing personal, political, ethical issues. She describes her experience of assisting during an actual abortion for the first time and how that experience completely changed her worldview.
This book is a must read for anyone who has any interest in the abortion debate. While Abby Johnson is now clearly pro-life, she very delicately addresses the viewpoint from the pro-choice side. As someone who has had abortions, worked for the abortion industry, and now is a pro-life advocate, she is able to give a unique perspective on the subject. She now has a heart for the women and men who work in the abortion industry and her ministry involves helping those who want to leave the industry. I highly recommend this book. It gave me insight into the mind of someone who had the pro-choice perspective that I may not have otherwise considered. When I discuss abortion and my very pro-life views with people who do not agree with me, I often reference Abby Johnson's story and recommend this book.
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This story shows how easy it is to get caught up on the wrong side even if you have been raised in a Christian home. It also shows how God can use these negative experiences for His glory. It shows a lot about God's grace & mercy in the world of abortion. The author Abby was recruited as a college student to Volunteer for Planned Parenthood on the pretense of helping women & decreasing abortions. Eventually, it leads her to a paid position & a director of a clinic that indeeds help women with family planning & health issue but also does abortions. Eventually she is told that abortions must increase to help increase revenue for Planned Parenthood. Abby must then choose between right & wrong. She must face a legal battle when she leaves & faces betrayal from trusted friends.
I loved this book. It has helped me in my own life. I have not had an abortion but am very pro-life. I think this is a must read for anyone. If you take the principles of what Abby went through and apply them to your life it will help you through a tough time.