I know this news broke a while back but somehow I missed it. Abby Johnson, the former Planned Parenthood director who participated in a guided ultrasound abortion and had her eyes yanked open to the reality and horror of what she was doing, left that way of life behind and joined the pro-life movement. She tells her story in her new book, unPlanned, which I’ve been reading, along with countless other books, so I hadn’t gotten to the part yet where she tells how she was drawn to the teachings of the Catholic Church and decided to convert. I discovered this wonderful news tonight while reading a comment on Jill Stanek’s blog where someone mentioned it in passing. A quick websearch revealed that if I had only read further in the book, I’d have known this days ago, a couple of weeks ago, even. But better late than never, eh?
Welcome home, Abby and family, welcome home! (I’m never quite sure whether I should wait until converts have been officially received into the Church or if it’s kosher, as it were, to welcome them right away. I think I rather prefer to err on the side of exuberance and teary-eyed, praise-filled, glory-be-to-God thankfulness and shout, “Welcome home!” from the rooftop right now.) Thanks be to God Whose mercy endures forever. Praise to You, Lord, Jesus Christ!!
Read more at InsideCatholic, Mommy Life, Free Republic, and Catholic Tide. I’ll be writing here about her book as I’m able.
2 thoughts on “Abby Johnson Left Planned Parenthood for Good and is Coming Home to the Catholic Church”
Thanks for sharing this, Disciple! Isn’t it amazing how people’s eyes can be opened by God to the truth? If only more people would allow themselves to see.
True, if only they would allow themselves to see. And hear. And feel. And think.
I want to add that I’ve read through the book now and I haven’t found anything about her conversion to the Church in it. But it was published by Tyndale jointly with Ignatius Press, whose edition has bonus material in it not included in the Tyndale edition. So I’m thinking now that the story of her conversion might be in the Ignatius version, which I don’t have. I have yet to actually see a copy and apparently it’s not available for download either, not yet, anyway. I guess I understand the publishers’ decision but I still find it annoying.
Thanks for reading and commenting, Joseph. Peace be with you. :)