Well, it’s out, because Abby Johnson fought off the lawsuit from her former employer.
If you don’t remember, Abby Johnson was the director of a Texas Planned Parenthood abortion center. One day, she was asked to assist with an abortion. In spite of having worked for Planned Parenthood for years, she had never actually observed a “procedure.” The day changed everything for her.
Read the first chapter of unPlanned here.
(I will review the book as soon as my copy arrives and I get it read.)
unPlanned released today (Jan. 11) and is already shooting up the bestseller charts. Jill Stanek, another convert out of the abortion industry, wrote on her blog that she loved the book. And for the commenters under that blog post who thought we should look down our noses at converts out of the abortion industry instead of “treating murderers like celebrities”… there isn’t much to say beyond, “Wow. You just don’t get it, do you?”
Speaking of unwelcoming, Johnson’s Episcopal parish, which was ok with her being the director of the local Planned Parenthood, is not so ok with her now vocally adovcating against abortion (the pastor’s statement to the Washington Times was something about having to minister to everyone, on either side of the issue, so you get the impression the official parish stance is “just don’t insist there’s truth”). News is, Abby is in the RCIA progam, and she and her husband will be welcomed into the Catholic Church this Easter!
(I will note, Johnson is joining notable pro-life converts Randall Terry, Lila Rose (president of Live Action, famous for undercover video stings on PP), and others who finally looked at their various denominations and said, “What do you mean abortion isn’t clear-cut or isn’t that important?! I don’t care what the denominational poll said, don’t you have the authority to teach?” And found themselves, often against their previous prejudices, nudged towards the doors to the Catholic Church.)
So, Abby Johnson, congratulations on your bestseller, and, more importantly, welcome to the Catholic Church! We are thrilled to have you and your family in communion with us, and we will pray for you.