Jewish Journal

Planned Parenthood exec resigns after watching abortion

by Brad A. Greenberg

November 4, 2009 | 9:38 am

I don’t know how often my GetReligion colleague Mollie Hemingway watches local television news from KBTX in College Station, Texas, but she came across a gem recently.

Mollie says the story, as broken by KBTX, raises more questions than it answers about the exact circumstances of the director of the Planned Parenthood in the Texas A&M area resigning. But what I found so interesting was that Abby Johnson, who had run the local Planned Parenthood office, had a change of heart after watching an abortion on an ultrasound and has now switched sides:

Johnson said she was told to bring in more women who wanted abortions, something the Episcopalian church goer recently became convicted about.

“I feel so pure in heart (since leaving). I don’t have this guilt, I don’t have this burden on me anymore that’s how I know this conversion was a spiritual conversion.”

Johnson now supports the Coalition For Life, the pro-life group with a building down the street from Planned Parenthood. Coalition volunteers can regularly be seen praying on the sidewalk in front of Planned Parenthood. Johnson has been meeting with the coalition’s executive director, Shawn Carney, and has prayed with volunteers outside Planned Parenthood.

Read the rest of Mollie’s post here and check the KBTX report above.

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