Tuesday, November 18, 2014
“As I took the ultrasound probe in hand, I could not have imagined how the next ten minutes would shake the foundation of my values and change the course of my life.”
Abby Johnson joined Planned Parenthood as a college student because she wanted to help women in crisis—a goal she believed the organization shared. As she rose through the ranks to become a clinic director, however, things started to shift. Finances grew tighter, clinic practices changed, and Abby became increasingly unsettled about what she was being asked to do. But it wasn’t until she helped perform an actual abortion procedure that Abby fully realized what she’d been a part of all those years.
In the pages of Unplanned, you’ll also discover:
What Abby found so attractive about the mission and goals of Planned Parenthood
The personal secret that Abby had kept buried for years
The things she’d believed and told patients that she discovered not to be true
An insider’s perspective on Planned Parenthood’s practices as well as the heartfelt but misguided efforts of some radical antiabortion activists
The courage and resilience she’s seen on both sides of the fence—from staff members to clients in crisis to prayerful volunteers.
My thoughts: Wow, I was blown away by this book! As a young woman who has been on both sides of the argument of abortion, this book is a must read for anyone who debates about abortion.
This book is also a powerful tool for Christians and those in ministry to know how to better reach out to those who have had a abortion. I think this is a powerful tool to equip us individually or to help reach out to those who have experienced the ripples of abortion.
Whatever side of the argument you fall on, I think that this is a wonderful book for you to read, since Abby Johnson is a passionate author/speaker about what she believes.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.