Former Planned Parenthood Director
President and Founder of And Then There Where None
Abby Johnson always had a fierce determination to help women in need. It was this desire that both led Abby to a career with Planned Parenthood, our nation’s largest abortion provider, and caused her to flee the organization and become an outspoken advocate for the pro-life movement.
During her eight years with Planned Parenthood, Abby quickly rose in the organization’s ranks and became a clinic director. She was increasingly disturbed by what she witnessed. Abortion was a product Planned Parenthood was selling, not an unfortunate necessity that they fought to decrease. Still, Abby loved the women that entered her clinic and her fellow workers. Despite a growing unrest within her, she stayed on and strove to serve women in crisis.
All of that changed on September 26, 2009 when Abby was asked to assist with an ultrasound-guided abortion. She watched in horror as a 13 week baby fought, and ultimately lost, its life at the hand of the abortionist. At that moment, the full realization of what abortion was and what she had dedicated her life to washed over Abby and a dramatic transformation took place.
Desperate and confused, Abby sought help from a local pro-life group. She swore that she would begin to advocate for life in the womb and expose abortion for what it truly is.
Planned Parenthood did not take Abby’s exodus sitting down. They are fully aware that the workers who leave are their greatest threat. Instantly, they took action to silence Abby with a gag order and took her to court. The lawsuit was quickly seen as the sham it was and thrown out of court.
The media was, and continues to be, intensely interested in Abby’s story as well as her continued efforts to advocate for the unborn and help clinic workers escape the abortion industry. She is a frequently requested guest on Fox News and a variety of other shows and the author of the nationally best-selling book, Unplanned, which chronicles both her experiences within Planned Parenthood and her dramatic exit.
Today, Abby travels across the globe sharing her story, educating the public on pro-life issues, advocating for the unborn, and reaching out to abortion clinic staff who still work in the industry. She also works on projects for various pro-life organizations and lives in Texas with her husband and precious children. She is grateful to God for her calling to speak for life and considers herself to be incredibly blessed.
“Abby Johnson was the best speaker of all at our 12th Annual Nurture Life Dinner Banquets. Abby Inspired me to take this Ministry to its highest level [...] This has led many dinner patrons to dig deeper into their pockets to donate more than previously.”
–Lawrence, D’Souza, Nurturing Center
"I would highly recommend Abby Johnson for any event. We all need to raise money for our ministries, but if you want your guests to leave with a burning conviction to get involved in the pro-life cause, Abby Johnson is the speaker for you."
-Lynnette Carter, Living Hope Women's Center
"Our executive director and I have both remarked that we have never had ANYONE make an appeal for funds as effectively as Abby (Johnson) did. She was incredible, leading the audience through the finances of Planned Parenthood to then lead them to the point of giving to CPC. Wow! We have never, ever raised so much at one event – and with 95% women in the room. Unheard of."
-Sherry Buller, CPC Pregnancy Center
“Abby Johnson has a story to tell; and she does so with candor, humor, intensity and professionalism.
We highly recommend her for your next fundraiser!”
-Darleta Gramm, Caring Pregnancy Center
"Abby's down to earth presentation mixed humor with passion, making it very effective. She maintained our attention and was not afraid to challenge us. Having done a CPC Fundraising Banquet for 25 years, she was one of our best speakers ever!"
-Precious Life, Inc.