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Local Planned Parenthood Director Quits After Watching Ultrasound

A woman is far more likely to choose life if she sees an ultrasound of her unborn child, which is why AUL has long promoted laws requiring abortion clinics to give clients the opportunity to view their ultrasound. Now, it appears that an ultrasound can change the heart of an abortion-clinic director as well. Last week, Abby Johnson, the director of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Bryan, Texas–which was the first clinic protested by the pro-life group 40 Days for Life–quit her job after watching an ultrasound of an abortion in progress.

LifeSiteNews reports:

The director of the Texas Planned Parenthood abortion mill where the 40 Days for Life campaign began has resigned, saying she experienced a conversion after watching an ultrasound video of a child being killed by abortion.

“I just thought I can’t do this anymore, and it was just like a flash that hit me and I thought that’s it,” said Abby Johnson in an interview with local news network KBTX 3.

Johnson ‘s change of heart was so dramatic that she reached out to befriend the organizer of the 40 Days for Life protest–a move that has led to a lawsuit from Planned Parenthood. No doubt the nation’s largest abortion chain is none too pleased at what its former employee is revealing about its pressuring her to bring in more abortion clients to boost its bottom line.

Johnson had been affiliated with Bryan’s Planned Parenthood facility for eight years, and worked as its director for two. She said she began to feel uncomfortable with Planned Parenthood’s business philosophy after the organization, suffering from the economic downturn, told her to try to bring more abortions in the door. “The money wasn’t in family planning, the money wasn’t in prevention, the money was in abortion and so I had a problem with that,” said Johnson.

Thanks to the prayer, educational efforts, and activism of pro-lifers, the truth of the evil of abortion reached a woman who was completely immersed in the abortion industry. This is a story that should give hope to everyone in the pro-life movement.

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