This book by: Abby Johnson is the personal story of a former Planned Parenthood director. She tells, from her perspective, how she came to work for Planned Parenthood, her beliefs and values, her personal experiences with abortion, her job responsibilities, etc. She explains both the pro-choice and pro-life perspectives when addressing personal, political, ethical issues. She describes her experience of assisting during an actual abortion for the first time and how that experience completely changed her worldview.

This book is a must read for anyone who has any interest in the abortion debate. While Abby Johnson is now clearly pro-life, she very delicately addresses the viewpoint from the pro-choice side. As someone who has had abortions, worked for the abortion industry, and now is a pro-life advocate, she is able to give a unique perspective on the subject. She now has a heart for the women and men who work in the abortion industry and her ministry involves helping those who want to leave the industry. I highly recommend this book. It gave me insight into the mind of someone who had the pro-choice perspective that I may not have otherwise considered. When I discuss abortion and my very pro-life views with people who do not agree with me, I often reference Abby Johnson’s story and recommend this book.

In accordance with the Federal Trade Commission I am required to disclose that Tyndale House provided this book for free in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.



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Unplanned: The Dramatic True Story of a Former Planned Parenthood Leader’s Journey Across the Life Line

By Abby Johnson with Cindy Lambert / Tyndale House



What If The Mother Is Going To Die?

As I scrolled down my facebook wall this morning, I came across an article about the Michigan Senate discontinuing “voluntary” abortion from their health care plan. (articles here or here). The friend who posted one of the articles also posted the following as her status:


To which I responded with the following:

Coming from a medical perspective…

1. Thank you for acknowledging that it is a baby. Many pro-choice don’t do that (unless they are pregnant with a wanted baby).

2. If the baby has already died in the womb, removing it would not be an abortion because the baby would already be dead. The definition of abortion is “the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy” or “a miscarriage” (first is deliberate, second is natural). To carry a dead baby to full term would put the mother’s health at risk.

3. If the life of the mother is at risk (for instance if the mother was in a car accident or was injured in some way) the doctors treat both mother and baby in order to try to save both lives. If one life dies (whether it be mother or baby), that is unfortunate but they tried to save both but could not. They don’t deliberately kill the baby to save the mother and they don’t deliberately kill the mother to save the baby.

For further explanation, read the following article:

Are There Rare Cases When An Abortion Is Justified?

Also, if you are pro-life, I would encourage you to participate in the 40 Days for Life Facebook Challenge by changing your facebook profile photo to the following photo. The purpose is to send a united and loving message by using this profile picture as your own during the “40 Days For Life” (started February 13th) collectively saying that we love and support every life. There is a great status post on the group which explains the motive & thoughts behind this!


Planned Parenthood overview (via Eternity Matters)

Is happy to hear that there is some agreement in congress so that military can get paid. Wishing that issues like funding planned parenthood were not left out of the agreement to be addressed later. If a woman wants the “right” to kill her babies then let her pay for it so that it is on her conscious. Neil at Eternity Matters does a great job pointing out the facts about PP.

Facts about Planned Parenthood, the organization at the center of the potential government shutdown: 1. They crush and dismember innocent human beings for a living.  That is their primary revenue source.  Abortion is not health care. 2. They have been caught countless times, both on audio and on video, hiding statutory rape,.  That alone should result in them being not only being de-funded but put out of business.  Businesses who commit serial fe … Read More

via Eternity Matters

Pro-lifers Don’t Care About Kids After They Are Born?

Once again Neil over at Eternity Matters has a great article that addresses abortion:

baby1.jpgOne of the most common sound bites / jokes that pro-choicers make about pro-lifers is that we are infatuated with the fetus but don’t care about kids after they are born.   The message is that if we don’t adopt all unwanted children then we have no right to complain about abortion.  It is an important sound bite to be able to address, because it is very common and even pro-lifers I know are not only intimidated by it but they have used it themselves as a reason to remain silent about abortion.

The “Pro-lifers don’t care about kids after they are born” line is one of my favorite arguments to rebut.  I teach people how to do it in pro-life training sessions in a two-step approach.  The tone of the conversation is important.  These arguments are powerful and quite effective if they are laid out in a calm, reasoned approach.  You probably won’t convert the rabid pro-choicers, but most of the middle-grounders will get the point.

First, show that pointing out a moral wrong does not obligate you to take responsibility for the situation.

If your neighbor is beating his wife, you call the police.  The police don’t say, “Hey, buddy, unless you are willing to marry her yourself then we aren’t going to stop him from beating her.”  You can use child or animal abuse as examples as well.  Most people get the point pretty quickly…

Second, explain that while we aren’t morally obligated to help after the babies are born to be able to speak out against abortion, Christians do many things with their time and money anyway – orphanages, Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs), food pantries, etc…

I encourage you to Read the whole article here.


Neil has great points that will be helpful to me if I encounter this statement in the future. Personally, I think that it would be great if people who are pro-life did adopt babies that would otherwise be doomed to abortion. At the very least; take a more active role in their beliefs by not being silent when it comes to abortion and/or getting involved with Crisis Pregnancy Centers or other organizations who strive to help pregnant mothers.

More TRUTH Links

Neil’s updates on how abortion will be covered under health care:

More on faux-lifers

Of course the health care bill includes abortions


Jill Stanek posts a video discussing a lawsuit against a doctor who performed an abortion:

Mainstream media fairly investigates accusation of forced abortion

Jill also shares some survey results on moral issues (including chart below):

Gallup’s 2010 Values and Beliefs survey: Majority say abortion is immoral


My Related Posts:

Exposing The Truth-May 13, 2010

More TRUTH Links-May 21, 2010


More TRUTH Links

Here are a few links to blog posts I came across today.

I am overwhelmed by the number of babies that die daily. I pray that people will start to see the truth about what abortion is and what it does not only to the babies but to the women who have them. The women need healing, grace, and forgiveness. The rest of us need to open our eyes.

Picture found here

If you missed my last post dealing with abortion (with more links): Exposing The Truth