ABBY JOHNSON – FOUNDER
I have chosen to become involved in this outreach ministry because I am not only pro-life for the unborn. I care about all people impacted by abortion, including the clinic workers. I respect every human person’s life and their dignity, and desire to reach out to them with kindness and compassion, regardless of their pasts. One can never fully understand what drew someone into working in an abortion clinic, but when that time comes that their hearts are touched and they can no longer work in such a clinic, we must be there to reach out, to assist them and their families in any way we possibly can- emotionally, spiritually, financially- and help them and their families transition into a new life when they are ready.
Since I left the abortion industry in 2009, I have known that my calling was to work with current and former abortion clinic workers. I know the deception of the abortion industry too well. I started working at Planned Parenthood in 2001 and progressed to the position of Health Center Director. In the last year of my employment, many things began to disturb me…the increase in our abortion quota, our new desire to expand late term abortion services, and in the end, watching a 13 week old child in the womb struggle for his life during an abortion procedure. When I left, I was fortunate to have a pro-life group to turn to for help. I realize not everyone has this. That is why this ministry now exists. I never want a lack of money or fear of acceptance to be a reason that someone stays in the abortion industry. We often say that women deserve better than abortion…clinic workers deserve better, too.