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After Viewing Abortion, Planned Parenthood Director Quits
05/13/2010
IconI never thought I'd see this headline, but it is real:  "Planned Parenthood Director Quits After Watching Abortion on Ultrasound."Abby Johnson, 29, worked at a southeast Texas Planned Parenthood clinic for 8 years, the last two as its director.  She was, in her own words, extremely "pro-choice."  What changed her was watching a video of an ultrasound of an actual abortion.  She watched a fetus "crumple" as it was vacuumed out of a patient's uterus in September.  That was the turning point for her.  She has since stayed home to raise her 3 year old daughter.Here's a very important point:  all activist groups change the wording of their identity or actions in order to temper the emotional response of others, and in so doing, gain acceptance.  "Abortion" became "CHOICE."  Well, everyone likes to have choices - that was a brilliant technique to obscure the facts that a human being is dismembered, crumpled, and sucked with a vacuum out of her mother's body into a container or sink and ultimately eliminated as an issue in the life of the mother-who-was (versus mother-to-be).But this was not the only problem for Abby Johnson.  She says that since revenues were down, she was ordered several times by her bosses to increase profits by performing more and more abortions, which cost patients between $500 and $700. "It's a very lucrative business, and that's why they want to increase numbers," she is quoted as saying.Planned Parenthood likes to talk about abortions being only a small part of Planned Parenthood's activities.  Planned Parenthood likes to say that its focus is on prevention.  Johnson's reply? "For them, there's not a lot of money in education.  There's not as much money in family planning as there is in abortion." Johnson also said, "Ideally, my goal as the facility's director is that your abortion numbers don't increase, because you're providing so much family planning and so much education that there is not a demand for abortion services.  But that was not their goal." Can you say "whistleblower?"Planned Parenthood's response?  Guess!  You're wrong.  They got a temporary restraining order against Ms. Johnson and the Coalition for Life (an anti-abortion group with which Johnson is now affiliated, and which is located just down the block from this Planned Parenthood clinic). Why a restraining order?  Simple....they don't want the truth to be spoken, and isn't that "telling."
Tags: Planned Parenthood, Quote of the Week, Social Issues, Values
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