Thursday, 17 January 2013 09:44
Abby Johnson, a former abortion clinic worker who now works in the pro-life movement, will speak at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, in the Dugan Gorges Conference Center at Newman University, Wichita.
Johnson said she is going to talk about her work with Planned Parenthood and why she now works in the pro-life arena. She will also talk about the importance of reaching out to abortion clinic workers and how best to do so.
“I will also talk about the significance that abortion workers are having on the industry – those that leave the industry,” she said in a telephone interview from her office in Austin, Texas.
“I run a ministry called And Then There Were None,” she said. “We have had 42 abortion clinic workers since June leave the industry and have conversions into the pro-life movement.”
Johnson said she believes former abortion clinic workers have the most powerful voice in the pro-life movement “because they have seen things that the majority of the general population will never be able to experience or see.”
Only those who work there know what goes on at an abortion clinic, she said, and they, as eye-witnesses, can play a huge role in stopping abortions.
“Currently there are four pending lawsuits in federal court against Planned Parenthood – all claiming Medicaid fraud,” she said. “They have all been brought by former abortion clinic workers. If we are successful, and I pray that we are, we are looking to shut down the affiliates and those clinics where we once worked.”
Johnson added that an abortion clinic in Michigan was closed on Dec. 26 primarily because of the testimony of a former employee.
“We’ve always said that it is former abortion clinic workers that will shut down these abortion clinics. I don’t think people really believed it until it actually started happening.”
She said it is exciting to see how God can use the former employees to do his work.
The talk is sponsored by the diocesan Respect Life and Social Justice Office.