Abby Johnson

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Abby Johnson

Abby Johnson Former Director of Planned Parenthood

Abby Johnson has always had a fierce desire to help women in need, especially in their most desperate hours. It was this determination that both led Abby to a career with Planned Parenthood, our nation’s largest abortion provider. During her eight years with Planned Parenthood, Abby quickly rose in the organization’s ranks and became a clinic director. However, the higher she rose, the more disturbed she became. There came a fateful day when the passion that led her to Planned Parenthood caused her to flee the organization and become an outspoken advocate for the pro-life movement.

Abby experienced the realization, which many in this nation have yet to understand. Abortion was not a product Planned Parenthood was selling as an unfortunate necessity; it was something far worse. Still, Abby loved the women who entered her clinic and her fellow workers. Despite a growing unrest within her, she stayed on and strove to serve women in crisis. 

However, on September 26, 2009, everything changed. 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 really is.

Planned Parenthood is fully aware that the workers who leave are their most significant threat. Abby was now a threat, and they attempted to silence Abby with a gag order. The lawsuit quickly thrown out of court and Abby was free to speak.

The media has shown interest in Abby’s story ever since. She has gained further attention for 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 is the founder of And Then There Were None, a ministry designed to assist abortion clinic workers who wish to leave the industry. To date, this ministry has helped over 400 workers leave the abortion industry, and the number continues to rise. Abby lives in Texas with her husband and seven precious children.

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"WOW! If we can keep the momentum that Abby gave not only to our banquet event, but the momentum she gave our entire community of supporters (new & old), we will be able to accomplish great things and hopefully transform our client's lives in ways we never imagined possible. This has by far been the most successful banquet we have ever had making it well worth the investment!"

— Family Life Services Clinic, MI


"We heard from many that Abby was the best speaker we’ve ever had! We have been told through tears that they had no idea what Planned Parenthood did, and are signing up to volunteer...She is a great speaker- knows when to lighten the topic with humor, and was honest and transparent and humble. We were very happy with her as our speaker. We heard of two couples that had decided beforehand what to donate, and both couples looked at each other and said “Double it.”

— Fayette Pregnancy Resource Center, GA


​"We absolutely loved Abby. This banquet was our largest attended and was reflected in the giving. I would highly recommend her to other centers!"

— Pregnancy Center of Frederick


"We LOVED having Abby! I was already so excited because I knew she was going to be incredible, but she even surpassed my expectations!"

— Full Circle Medical Center for Women, Athens, TN


"Her (Abby's) attitude in getting to Shreveport was inspirational. Her presentation was riveting, clear and compelling for our audience. We raised more than we have in the past 3 years!"

— Mary's House of Louisiana


"Abby's story is powerful but she's also an unbeatable communicator. She was our speaker for 2017 and 2018 and increased the amount raised both times from the previous year."

— Women's Choice Resource Center, Fort Worth, TX


"Abby has by far been our greatest fundraiser, and we thank her for delivering a powerful message to a crowd of over 700 people!"

— Sarasota Medical Pregnancy Center


“Abby did an excellent job!  We had a record number of guests and the largest donation from one event ever in our 32 year history!  We could not have been any more pleased with her presentation and the response.  So thankful for her courage and her willingness to share her story so that God can use all of it for HIS GOOD!”

— RETA Pregnancy and Family Resource Center


"Abby is always an amazing, focused, inspired and inspiring speaker.  She did a phenomenal job reaching the teens in the audience, as always!"

— St. Michael Catholic Church


 “Abby was exceptional.  I'm still getting praise from her presentation.  We had a substantially lower attendance than in the last 3 year so we were expecting a lower total.  But Abby's message was so powerful that the fewer people we had in attendance gave SO MUCH MORE!”

— Women's Choice Resource Center


"Abby is fantastic, I would recommend her to help engage your community on the next level! We brought her back two years in a row."

— Pregnancy Center of Greater Toledo, OH


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  • Abby Johnson 2018: 48.92 min

  • The Abby Johnson Story: 3.42 min

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