Abby Johnson has written a book called UNPLANNED which gives an account of her life and how she got involved with Planned Parenthood and became their director in the Texas office.

Back Cover book: 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.

My Thoughts -
UNPLANNED the DVD interviews ABBY JOHNSON, her family, friends, and co-workers. This was a great discussion builder. After watching this with my family we had a lengthy conversation about what is abortion and how Abby Johnson was deceived. She wanted to help woman like herself who got in trouble and saw no other way out at the time but abortion. She also was going to school to become a counselor to help people. Abby Johnson honestly thought the health care side of Planned Parenthood was helping women and they did up until the point they were pushing abortion and how easy it was to young girls in trouble. They made more money on the abortion side then the birth control side.

 This DVD documents her journey in life. Abby was raised in a Christian Family. Went to church Wed. night, Sunday and was a youth leader. She goes off to a big 4 year university and her world starts to change. She wants to fit in and belong to something. She starts to try things she never did before and her life takes turns she never thought it would.

I appreciated Abby Johnson's honesty in expressing how she was deceived and how she believed the lies that Planned Parenthood was telling her. After becoming a director things started to change for her. Planned Parenthood's funding was being threatened and they were forcing her to do things she didn't believe in.

I loved how this DVD captured the peaceful way the protesters treated Abby Johnson as she went to work each day. They would faithfully go to the Clinic and pray. One time they even left flowers in the drive with a note that said they loved her and were praying for her. Abby remembered their kindness and sought out the very people that were paying for her and asked for help, Christian Coalition.  She felt that she couldn't do the work she’d been doing one more day. She needed to get out but she also needed a pay check. It was very cool to see in modern times how God provided a way for Abby to get out when there seemed to be no way out. She thought she’d go peacefully in the night but God had other plans. I’m so thankful she told her story! It’s one that needed to be told!

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She did have warning signs before this point but when she found out things first hand she had to flee what she was involved in. She couldn't do it one more day.

It was fascinating how God took this woman who thought she could quietly walk away from being a Director in Texas in one of the largest facilities they have in Texas and do something else. Planned Parenthood would have nothing to do with that.

They brought charges against her and wanted to make an example of her. The message you will not cross Planned Parenthood. She never thought she would be on the journey she was about to take after she left Planned Parenthood but God has other ideas.

Now Abby Johnson is with the Coalition for Life and does many speaking engagements. This DVD is an eye opener and gets everyone talking about what is important in life and how to hear the warning signs in your heart. Also how to have the courage to take the leap of faith after you feel you've blown it and God could never use you again.

This DVD has a powerful message and everyone should watch it. I highly recommend it. If you want more details the DVD can't go into- grab a copy of UNPLANNED the book! Also Catch Abby Johnson in a Live talk that  will be a Unite for Life webcast on May 17th at 8:00pm in all time zones, featuring Abby Johnson that will benefit pregnancy care organizations. You can go HERE to learn more about it! 

This is one telecast you won't want to miss. This is ONE DVD you'll want to watch and pass it on to theres to watch as well. It's important, timely and helps share the truth in love!


Nora St.Laurent
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  1. Thanks for your gutsy move and talking about it.

  2. I'm a follower.

  3. Just picked up the book for our library, great to see a DVD to complement it. Thanks for the interview.

  4. I have been reading about this book and Abby and enjoyed the interview. I would like the opportunity to win a copy of the DVD. This subject is close to my heart because my sister had an abortion when she was in her early 20's because people convinced her this was the only way.
    Blessed to know that Abby is sharing what she experienced and revealing PPH for what it truly is.


  5. I am a follower and email subscriber. I would love to win this dvd. It sounds very good. It is a very tough subject. I don't believe in abortion personally. I think there are other options. Please enter me in contest.

  6. I have many family members involved in Plan Parenthood. I had a sister who had an abortion.Please put my name in the contest. Betsy

  7. I am a follower. My husband and I were very involved with the Pro Life Movement in Florida back in the late '80's with our church in Brevard County, Florida. This sounds like a powerful DVD.


  8. Sounds like a great DVD!

    Gail Mundy