Unplanned: The Dramatic True Story of a Former Planned by Abby Johnson

By Abby Johnson

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When Johnson surrender her activity because the director of a deliberate Parenthood sanatorium in Texas, the media went wild; complaints have been filed; prolife advocates had fun. Now this former health facility director finds the main points of her dramatic movement from abortion rights recommend to "the correct part of the fence" and the prolife circulate. Johnson started as a volunteer, relocating throughout the ranks until eventually turning into director of the Bryan, Tex., health center. Then she witnessed an ultrasound-guided abortion, and she or he replaced. "I was once taking a brand new stand, starting a brand new life," she says of her circulation to the opposite part. This emotional account finds Johnson's impressive trip via prochoice pondering, abortions, her love/hate dating with prolife advocates outdoor the health center, and her eventual knowing of abortion. Prolife advocates will salivate over her tale, abortion rights advocates should be skeptical,but those that oppose abortion will locate concept, schooling, and emotion. Johnson bargains a well-planned, well-written account that might contact nerves on either side of the problem. (Jan.) --Publishers Weekly Bookline, December 22, 2011

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Abby Johnson give up her activity in October 2009. that straightforward act grew to become a countrywide information tale simply because Abby was once the director of a deliberate Parenthood medical institution in Texas who, after partaking in her very first abortion strategy, walked around the highway to hitch the Coalition for all times.
Unplanned is a heartstopping own drama of life-and-death encounters, a court conflict, and religious transformation that speaks desire and compassion into the political controversy that surrounds this factor. Telling Abby’s tale from each side of the abortion medical institution estate line, this ebook is a must-read for an individual who cares in regards to the lifestyles as opposed to rights debate and assisting ladies who face problem pregnancies.

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For the briefest moment it looked as if the baby were being wrung like a dishcloth, twirled and squeezed. And then the little body crumpled and began disappearing into the cannula before my eyes. The last thing I saw was the tiny, perfectly formed backbone sucked into the tube, and then everything was gone. And the uterus was empty. Totally empty. I was frozen in disbelief. Without realizing it, I let go of the probe. It slipped off the patient’s tummy and slid onto her leg. I could feel my heart pounding—pounding so hard my neck throbbed.

Chapter One The Ultrasound Cheryl poked her head into my office. “Abby, they need an extra person back in the exam room. ” I looked up from my paperwork, surprised. ” Though I’d been with Planned Parenthood for eight years, I had never been called into the exam room to help the medical team during an abortion, and I had no idea why I was needed now. Nurse-practitioners were the ones who assisted in abortions, not the other clinic staff. As director of this clinic in Bryan, Texas, I was able to fill in for any position in a pinch, except, of course, for doctors or nurses performing medical procedures.

Today, I wonder if one reason I was so quick, so eager to embrace Jill’s presentation about Planned Parenthood—which I heard just about twelve months after that abortion—is that it validated my own secret decision to abort. As Jill spoke, I saw myself as one of the wise and lucky ones who had control over my reproductive rights and utilized my access to safe medical procedures. Jill clearly didn’t look down on the decision to abort. She understood the crises women found themselves in. In my role at Planned Parenthood, I would be helping other women exercise their “rights” and protect their “access” as they faced their crises.

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