Aggie Catholics do it again!!!!
This should be shouted from the rooftops! Praise God! Good work Coalition for Life!
Planned Parenthood has been a part of Abby Johnson's life for the past eight years; that is until last month, when Abby resigned. Johnson said she realized she wanted to leave, after watching an ultrasound of an abortion procedure.This is from an email from the Coalition for Life director, and a friend, Shawn Carney.
"I just thought I can't do this anymore, and it was just like a flash that hit me and I thought that's it," said Jonhson.
She handed in her resignation October 6. Johnson worked as the Bryan Planned Parenthood Director for two years.
According to Johnson, the non-profit was struggling under the weight of a tough economy, and changing it's business model from one that pushed prevention, to one that focused on abortion.
"It seemed like maybe that's not what a lot of people were believing any more because that's not where the money was. The money wasn't in family planning, the money wasn't in prevention, the money was in abortion and so I had a problem with that," said Johnson.
Johnson said she was told to bring in more women who wanted abortions, something the Episcopalian church goer recently became convicted about.
"I feel so pure in heart (since leaving). I don't have this guilt, I don't have this burden on me anymore that's how I know this conversion was a spiritual conversion."
Johnson now supports the Coalition For Life, the pro-life group with a building down the street from Planned Parenthood. Coalition volunteers can regularly be seen praying on the sidewalk in front of Planned Parenthood. Johnson has been meeting with the coalition's executive director, Shawn Carney, and has prayed with volunteers outside Planned Parenthood.
On Friday both Johnson and the Coalition For Life were issued temporary restraining orders filed by Planned Parenthood.
Rochelle Tafolla, a Planned Parenthood spokesperson issued the following statement: "We regret being forced to turn to the courts to protect the safety and confidentiality of our clients and staff, however, in this instance it is absolutely necessary."
The temporary restraining order contends that Planned Parenthood would be irreparably harmed by the disclosure of certain information, but does not bar Johnson or Coalition For Life volunteers from the premises.
As of Sunday evening, neither Johnson nor Carney had seen the complaint filed against them that prompted the restraining order.
A hearing about the order has been set for November 10.
Never underestimate the power of prayer!While the Coalition for Life is an inter-denominational organization, it has always been run by Aggie Catholics. Aggie Catholics - saving babies, saving lives, saving souls!
Earlier this month Abby Johnson, the director of our local Planned Parenthood abortion facility, experienced a massive change of heart after witnessing an abortion on an ultrasound machine. A few days later Abby came to the new Coalition for Life house just yards from Planned Parenthood and resigned from her job.
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I have been working with Abby over the last few weeks and she has even prayed outside of the clinic she once directed.
I have known Abby "through the fence" since getting involved and working for the Coalition for Life. We have always been on the sidewalk to pray for everyone involved in abortion, especially those who work in this industry and it has been a blessing to see this happen over the last few weeks.
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Abby left on good terms and Planned Parenthood even offered her job back with more money and she refused on moral grounds.
However, Planned Parenthood is not happy about Abby leaving and has filed a temporary restraining order against her and the Coalition for Life for disclosure of confidential information. The hearing for this temporary restraining order is set for Tuesday, November 10 at 10:30am.
Abby believes in the power of prayer and she thanks all of you for your peaceful presence outside of her former workplace all of these years. Please continue to pray for Abby and send words of encouragement to firstname.lastname@example.org
Look for Coalition for Life emails updating you on this amazing news!
UPDATE #1: I just got an email from Shawn. They are swamped, because the story has gone national and they are doing interviews with the big news agencies right now.
Pray for them, that the pro-life message gets out.
UPDATE #2: The Drudge Report and Beitbart have picked up the story!
UPDATE #3: Others that have picked up the story:
-A ton of blogs have picked it up as well.
UPDATE #4: Big news is getting in on it:
-Daily Telegraph (in the UK)
-National Catholic Register
-Christian News Wire
-Newsbusters says the story is being ignored by the media.
-KBTX follow-up story.
-The Coalition has announced some major media appearances, including The O'Reilly Factor and Laura Ingraham.
Let me know if you see any other links!