Abby Johnson reveals details of pro-l...

Abby Johnson reveals details of pro-life turnaround and Catholic conversion

There are 203 comments on the BizzyBlog.com story from Jan 13, 2011, titled Abby Johnson reveals details of pro-life turnaround and Catholic conversion. In it, BizzyBlog.com reports that:

From College Station, Texas : Jan 13, 2011 / 06:05 am Despite legal challenges and personal attacks from Planned Parenthood, Abby Johnson has published a new memoir explaining why she left the abortion industry to join the ranks of the pro-life movement.

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“Unborn babies are people too”

Since: Jul 09

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Jan 14, 2011
Big Abortion can't win for losing these days. Between its well-publicized lies to women [ http://liveaction.org/ ], its futile lawsuits, and its ham-handedly inept attempts to muzzle its former employees from revealing the truth about the death industry, it's failing by the numbers.

"...In an interview with CNA on Jan. 11, Johnson said she joined the pro-life movement to help women understand the truth about abortion, not to become a public figure. She explained that it was Planned Parenthood, not the Coalition For Life, that turned her departure into a public battle.

"The organization preemptively sought a court order that would have prevented Johnson from discussing her past work. Because of the legal battle that ensued, she was not previously able to speak about many aspects of Planned Parenthood's business model and its treatment of women. Much of the information in “UnPlanned” is reaching the public only because Planned Parenthood's lawsuit failed.

"Johnson said that although she wanted to spare her family the strain of attention and controversy, Planned Parenthood's efforts to silence her ultimately fueled her resolve to come forward. She stated that her critics –some of whom have attempted to question the sincerity of her new-found pro-life convictions– don't realize that she never wanted the publicity and personal exposure of her new role."

pupsilicious

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#2 Jan 14, 2011
A great article about Johnson in the Sunday Visitor newspaper.

“Unborn babies are people too”

Since: Jul 09

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Jan 14, 2011
Colorado 4 life wrote:
A great article about Johnson in the Sunday Visitor newspaper.
Impressive sales of Abby Johnson's book on Amazon . com, too.

http://www.amazon.com/Unplanned-Dramatic-Plan...

Amazon Bestsellers Rank:#53 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
#1 in Books > Nonfiction > Women's Studies > Abortion & Birth Control
#5 in Books > Biographies & Memoirs > Specific Groups > Women

pupsilicious

Since: Nov 10

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#4 Jan 14, 2011
Lux et Veritas wrote:
<quoted text>
Impressive sales of Abby Johnson's book on Amazon . com, too.
http://www.amazon.com/Unplanned-Dramatic-Plan...
Amazon Bestsellers Rank:#53 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
#1 in Books > Nonfiction > Women's Studies > Abortion & Birth Control
#5 in Books > Biographies & Memoirs > Specific Groups > Women
Thanks
Obi Won

Malta, IL

#5 Jan 14, 2011
This is awesome to expose the corruption and politics that underlies the pro-abortion facet of our society.

“Beauty on four legs”

Since: Sep 06

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#6 Jan 15, 2011
She's another PLM opportunist. From Texas Monthly:
Johnson’s account is so plausible and rich in detail that even Planned Parenthood seems not to have investigated whether this event ever took place. At my request, the staff at the Bryan clinic examined patient records from September 26, the day Johnson claims to have had her conversion experience, and spoke with the physician who performed abortions on that date. According to Planned Parenthood, there is no record of an ultrasound-guided abortion performed on September 26. The physician on duty told the organization that he did not use an ultrasound that day, nor did Johnson assist on any abortion procedure.“Planned Parenthood can assure you that no abortion patients underwent an ultrasound-guided abortion on September 26,” said a spokesperson. It’s difficult to imagine that Johnson simply got the date wrong; September 12 was the only other day that month that the clinic performed surgical abortions.

Could clinic staff and the physician be mistaken? The Texas Department of State Health Services requires abortion providers to fill out a form documenting basic information about each procedure performed at a clinic. This document is known as the Induced Abortion Report Form. The Bryan clinic reported performing fifteen surgical abortions on September 26. Johnson has consistently said that the patient in question was thirteen weeks pregnant, which is plausible, since thirteen weeks is right at the cusp of when physicians will consider using an ultrasound to assist with the procedure. Yet none of the patients listed on the report for that day were thirteen weeks pregnant; in fact, none were beyond ten weeks.
http://www.texasmonthly.com/2010-02-01/letter...
She also claimed the famous U/S patient was a black woman. The only AA who had an abortion that day was six weeks pregnant, not 13.
She was failing at her job and about to be fired. She lied.

“A person is a person no matter”

Since: Sep 07

how small.

#7 Jan 15, 2011
pbfa wrote:
She's another PLM opportunist. From Texas Monthly:
Johnson’s account is so plausible and rich in detail that even Planned Parenthood seems not to have investigated whether this event ever took place. At my request, the staff at the Bryan clinic examined patient records from September 26, the day Johnson claims to have had her conversion experience, and spoke with the physician who performed abortions on that date. According to Planned Parenthood, there is no record of an ultrasound-guided abortion performed on September 26. The physician on duty told the organization that he did not use an ultrasound that day, nor did Johnson assist on any abortion procedure.“Planned Parenthood can assure you that no abortion patients underwent an ultrasound-guided abortion on September 26,” said a spokesperson. It’s difficult to imagine that Johnson simply got the date wrong; September 12 was the only other day that month that the clinic performed surgical abortions.
Could clinic staff and the physician be mistaken? The Texas Department of State Health Services requires abortion providers to fill out a form documenting basic information about each procedure performed at a clinic. This document is known as the Induced Abortion Report Form. The Bryan clinic reported performing fifteen surgical abortions on September 26. Johnson has consistently said that the patient in question was thirteen weeks pregnant, which is plausible, since thirteen weeks is right at the cusp of when physicians will consider using an ultrasound to assist with the procedure. Yet none of the patients listed on the report for that day were thirteen weeks pregnant; in fact, none were beyond ten weeks.
http://www.texasmonthly.com/2010-02-01/letter...
She also claimed the famous U/S patient was a black woman. The only AA who had an abortion that day was six weeks pregnant, not 13.
She was failing at her job and about to be fired. She lied.
Questions abound:

Why if all this is were true, does Planned parenthood not provide publicly this proof, through say a lawsuit? Seems to me, that if what you provided were true, they would have a case to prevent abby Johnson from making these claims, but yet the lawsuit that came before the courts didn't make the claims you stated, and yet what was stated was not enough to prevent Abby Johnson from puplishing her story.

“A person is a person no matter”

Since: Sep 07

how small.

#8 Jan 15, 2011
pbfa wrote:
She's another PLM opportunist. From Texas Monthly:
Johnson’s account is so plausible and rich in detail that even Planned Parenthood seems not to have investigated whether this event ever took place. At my request, the staff at the Bryan clinic examined patient records from September 26, the day Johnson claims to have had her conversion experience, and spoke with the physician who performed abortions on that date. According to Planned Parenthood, there is no record of an ultrasound-guided abortion performed on September 26. The physician on duty told the organization that he did not use an ultrasound that day, nor did Johnson assist on any abortion procedure.“Planned Parenthood can assure you that no abortion patients underwent an ultrasound-guided abortion on September 26,” said a spokesperson. It’s difficult to imagine that Johnson simply got the date wrong; September 12 was the only other day that month that the clinic performed surgical abortions.
Could clinic staff and the physician be mistaken? The Texas Department of State Health Services requires abortion providers to fill out a form documenting basic information about each procedure performed at a clinic. This document is known as the Induced Abortion Report Form. The Bryan clinic reported performing fifteen surgical abortions on September 26. Johnson has consistently said that the patient in question was thirteen weeks pregnant, which is plausible, since thirteen weeks is right at the cusp of when physicians will consider using an ultrasound to assist with the procedure. Yet none of the patients listed on the report for that day were thirteen weeks pregnant; in fact, none were beyond ten weeks.
http://www.texasmonthly.com/2010-02-01/letter...
She also claimed the famous U/S patient was a black woman. The only AA who had an abortion that day was six weeks pregnant, not 13.
She was failing at her job and about to be fired. She lied.
Another interesting facet about this lawsuit, is how quickyly planned parenthood filed a suit trying to stop her from exposing what goes on, in their facility.

“Beauty on four legs”

Since: Sep 06

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#9 Jan 15, 2011
As I think you know, racist, PP's reaction to Johnson's erratic behavior has nothing to do with her claims being unsupported by the facts.
FACT:
She was on a performance review & in fear of her job.

There was NO U/S abortion performed in that clinic on a 13 week pregnant African American woman on either of the two days procedures were scheduled that September.

Try addressing the facts about your new covergirl before trying to divert to another topic, ok?
Katie

Lakewood, WA

#10 Jan 15, 2011
pbfa wrote:
As I think you know, racist, PP's reaction to Johnson's erratic behavior has nothing to do with her claims being unsupported by the facts.
FACT:
She was on a performance review & in fear of her job.
There was NO U/S abortion performed in that clinic on a 13 week pregnant African American woman on either of the two days procedures were scheduled that September.
Try addressing the facts about your new covergirl before trying to divert to another topic, ok?
Also, it is not a criminal offense to lie to the PLM and be taken in under their wing. Imagine, Pb, if it were or why someone would want to, but there are plenty examples (like those Schindlers, doctors claiming to've been "abortionists", etc).

Such demands the PLM expects of others, but never from itself.
<sigh>

“A person is a person no matter”

Since: Sep 07

how small.

#11 Jan 15, 2011
pbfa wrote:
As I think you know, racist, PP's reaction to Johnson's erratic behavior has nothing to do with her claims being unsupported by the facts.
FACT:
She was on a performance review & in fear of her job.
There was NO U/S abortion performed in that clinic on a 13 week pregnant African American woman on either of the two days procedures were scheduled that September.
Try addressing the facts about your new covergirl before trying to divert to another topic, ok?
Fact: Planned parenthood was in fear of Abby Johnson. Hence the suit.

It is not a fact that she was in fear of her job, or loss of her Job.

Fact: Performance reviews happen even if you are doing a good job.

“Beauty on four legs”

Since: Sep 06

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#12 Jan 15, 2011
marysaidyes2life wrote:
<quoted text>Fact: Planned parenthood was in fear of Abby Johnson. Hence the suit.
It is not a fact that she was in fear of her job, or loss of her Job.
Fact: Performance reviews happen even if you are doing a good job.
Actually she was in fear of losing her job, as she told two friends:
Johnson’s departure from Planned Parenthood turned out to be a more complex story than it first appeared. At a court hearing for an injunction sought by Planned Parenthood to prevent Johnson from divulging confidential information to her new allies, two of Johnson’s former co-workers testified that she told them in the days before she resigned that she was afraid she was about to be fired. At one time, Johnson, who was named the regional Planned Parenthood affiliate’s employee of the year in 2008, seemed to have a promising future with the organization. By mid-2009, however, her relationship with her employer had begun to deteriorate. Salon reported that on October 2, Johnson was summoned to Houston to meet with her supervisors to discuss problems with her job performance. She was placed on what Planned Parenthood calls a “performance improvement plan.” It was just three days later, on Monday, that Johnson made her tearful appearance at the Coalition for Life. The following day she faxed Planned Parenthood a resignation letter, which mentioned nothing about a crisis of conscience.

She herself said on Facebook that she was being disciplined for poor performance:
Postings on Johnson’s Facebook page, obtained by Texas Monthly, suggest an employee worn out by her job and feeling hurt, angry, and unappreciated—not one struggling with the morality of her profession. On September 24, two weeks before she resigned, she wrote,“So tired. Want a day off. Too busy. Blah.” Similar sentiments followed, along with expressions of dread over her coming disciplinary meeting in Houston. This is what she wrote on the night she quit:
Alright. Here’s the deal. I have been doing the work of two full time people for two years. Then, after I have been working my whole big butt off for them and prioritizing that company over my family, my friends and pretty much everything else in my life, they have the nerve to tell me that my job performance is “slipping.” WHAT???!!! That is crazy. Anyone that knows me knows how committed I was to that job. They obviously do not value me at all. So, I’m out and I feel really great about it!

“Beauty on four legs”

Since: Sep 06

Location hidden

#13 Jan 15, 2011
PP placed the injunction so that the newly minted anti would not have access to confidential information about either staff or patients that she could use to cement her new found PLM relationships. Given the recent assassination of Dr Tiller, as well as the harassment the zealots had been displaying towards clinic patients and staff, it was a safety issue.
PP had no reason to trust a near-to-being fired employee with a grudge to maintain confidentiality

Again, these are the problems she has:
1. NO abortion using an U/S was performed on an African American woman who was 13 weeks pregnant in that month, much less on the date she claims she had her epiphany.
2. She had been given a performance plan by PP because as she herself said, her performance was slipping, and she stated she was in fear of losing her job.
3. On Sept 27, the day after she claims she witnessed the U/S abortion, she was interviewed for an hour on the radio, ably discussing & defending the right to choice as well as her employer. Evidently her big emotional upset was not particularly disruptive to her then - it wasn't yet convenient.
She also had not one, but two, abortions herself. Like so many PLM hypocrites, she got hers before turning against other women needing the same services she used herself.
( http://www.ewtn.com/vnews/getstory.asp... )
(My source for most of these two posts is the article I originally cited)
She did not witness the U/S abortion she claims she did. That, by itself, defines her dishonesty. All the other details just expand from there.

Dispute my facts about the U/S abortion she did not witness or her shaky performance plan status, with reputable citations, please.

pupsilicious

Since: Nov 10

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#14 Jan 15, 2011
marysaidyes2life wrote:
<quoted text>Fact: Planned parenthood was in fear of Abby Johnson. Hence the suit.
It is not a fact that she was in fear of her job, or loss of her Job.
Fact: Performance reviews happen even if you are doing a good job.
Planned parenthood is working very hard to discredit her, they won't win on this one, planned parenthood is going down,as my kids say.

“Beauty on four legs”

Since: Sep 06

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#15 Jan 15, 2011
Colorado 4 life wrote:
<quoted text>Planned parenthood is working very hard to discredit her, they won't win on this one, planned parenthood is going down,as my kids say.
Facts?
Sources?
None?
Dismissed.

“A person is a person no matter”

Since: Sep 07

how small.

#16 Jan 15, 2011
pbfa wrote:
PP placed the injunction so that the newly minted anti would not have access to confidential information about either staff or patients that she could use to cement her new found PLM relationships. Given the recent assassination of Dr Tiller, as well as the harassment the zealots had been displaying towards clinic patients and staff, it was a safety issue.
PP had no reason to trust a near-to-being fired employee with a grudge to maintain confidentiality
Again, these are the problems she has:
1. NO abortion using an U/S was performed on an African American woman who was 13 weeks pregnant in that month, much less on the date she claims she had her epiphany.
2. She had been given a performance plan by PP because as she herself said, her performance was slipping, and she stated she was in fear of losing her job.
3. On Sept 27, the day after she claims she witnessed the U/S abortion, she was interviewed for an hour on the radio, ably discussing & defending the right to choice as well as her employer. Evidently her big emotional upset was not particularly disruptive to her then - it wasn't yet convenient.
She also had not one, but two, abortions herself. Like so many PLM hypocrites, she got hers before turning against other women needing the same services she used herself.
( http://www.ewtn.com/vnews/getstory.asp... )
(My source for most of these two posts is the article I originally cited)
She did not witness the U/S abortion she claims she did. That, by itself, defines her dishonesty. All the other details just expand from there.
Dispute my facts about the U/S abortion she did not witness or her shaky performance plan status, with reputable citations, please.
She didn't quit immediately after her helping with the Ultra sound abortion, because she was still conflicted, but she was troubled by what she saw, and I am sure that weighed on her. Plus we know the dishonesty of planned parenthood. It wouldn't suprise me in the least to find out that planned parenthood would try to hide the fact that they did indeed perform an ultrasound abortion and hide the records. But Abby's own account:

Although Planned Parenthood has denied that this abortion ever took place, their assertion conflicts with other comments from Laura Kaminczak, who said she spoke with Johnson shortly after it occurred.

As Johnson secretly bore this grief, she also became disillusioned with pressure to meet rising monthly abortion quotas at her clinic. Neither of these factors, however, drove her to reject Planned Parenthood's core ideology about abortion "rights."

What finally did, was the experience of seeing an unborn child die before her eyes on an ultrasound monitor. Due to a personnel shortage, she was called in to assist in an ultrasound-guided abortion for the first time in September 2009. She was initially disconcerted to note how much the unborn child, after 13 weeks, looked like the image she had seen of her own living daughter while pregnant with her.

The next few minutes changed Johnson's life irrevocably, as she watched the baby -whom she had believed to be incapable of feeling anything- squirming and twisting to avoid the tube into which it would be vacuumed.

"For the briefest moment," she writes in her memoir, "the baby looked as if it were being wrung like a dishcloth, twirled and squeezed. And then it crumpled and began disappearing into the cannula beforemy eyes."

"The last thing I saw was the tiny, perfectly formed backbone sucked into the tube, and then it was gone."

Although Planned Parenthood has denied that this abortion ever took place, their assertion conflicts with other comments from Laura Kaminczak, who said she spoke with Johnson shortly after it occurred.

“A person is a person no matter”

Since: Sep 07

how small.

#17 Jan 15, 2011
pbfa wrote:
<quoted text>
Facts?
Sources?
None?
Dismissed.
This story isn't over, and it doesn't look good for planned parenthood.

“Beauty on four legs”

Since: Sep 06

Location hidden

#18 Jan 16, 2011
marysaidyes2life wrote:
<quoted text>She didn't quit immediately after her helping with the Ultra sound abortion, because she was still conflicted, but she was troubled by what she saw, and I am sure that weighed on her. Plus we know the dishonesty of planned parenthood. It wouldn't suprise me in the least to find out that planned parenthood would try to hide the fact that they did indeed perform an ultrasound abortion and hide the records. But Abby's own account:
Although Planned Parenthood has denied that this abortion ever took place, their assertion conflicts with other comments from Laura Kaminczak, who said she spoke with Johnson shortly after it occurred.
As Johnson secretly bore this grief, she also became disillusioned with pressure to meet rising monthly abortion quotas at her clinic. Neither of these factors, however, drove her to reject Planned Parenthood's core ideology about abortion "rights."
What finally did, was the experience of seeing an unborn child die before her eyes on an ultrasound monitor. Due to a personnel shortage, she was called in to assist in an ultrasound-guided abortion for the first time in September 2009. She was initially disconcerted to note how much the unborn child, after 13 weeks, looked like the image she had seen of her own living daughter while pregnant with her.
The next few minutes changed Johnson's life irrevocably, as she watched the baby -whom she had believed to be incapable of feeling anything- squirming and twisting to avoid the tube into which it would be vacuumed.
"For the briefest moment," she writes in her memoir, "the baby looked as if it were being wrung like a dishcloth, twirled and squeezed. And then it crumpled and began disappearing into the cannula beforemy eyes."
"The last thing I saw was the tiny, perfectly formed backbone sucked into the tube, and then it was gone."
Although Planned Parenthood has denied that this abortion ever took place, their assertion conflicts with other comments from Laura Kaminczak, who said she spoke with Johnson shortly after it occurred.
Source?
:sigh:
BTW,'we' do not know that PP is dishonest, but we are all aware of the lies told by the PLM.
The confirmation of Johnson's lies about the U/S abortion comes from the official documents filed with the state of Texas - no African American woman had an U/S abortion at 13 weeks during the month of September, much less on the date Johnson claimed she had her conversion experience.

“...sigh”

Since: Nov 09

Smithtown, NY

#19 Jan 16, 2011
marysaidyes2life wrote:
<quoted text>This story isn't over, and it doesn't look good for planned parenthood.
http://www.northjersey.com/news/health/113834...

They will prevail. They're used to nutcases trying to besmirch them. They just learn more and grow stronger.

And that's a GOOD thing. Because abortion only comprises 3% of their services. The OTHER 97% would be compromised, as well. And it's simply wrong and ignorant to make it so difficult for low-income people to get quality, inexpensive reproductive health care. So many of them rely on PP for pap tests, mammographies, pre-natal care, prostate exams, STD diagnosis and treatment, and contraception.

I don't understand why so many PL hate the poor so much.

“A person is a person no matter”

Since: Sep 07

how small.

#20 Jan 21, 2011
LadiLulu wrote:
<quoted text>
http://www.northjersey.com/news/health/113834...
They will prevail. They're used to nutcases trying to besmirch them. They just learn more and grow stronger.
And that's a GOOD thing. Because abortion only comprises 3% of their services. The OTHER 97% would be compromised, as well. And it's simply wrong and ignorant to make it so difficult for low-income people to get quality, inexpensive reproductive health care. So many of them rely on PP for pap tests, mammographies, pre-natal care, prostate exams, STD diagnosis and treatment, and contraception.
I don't understand why so many PL hate the poor so much.
Pro-lifers don't hate the poor lulu, but apparently pro-aborts do, just look at how thoe pro-abort killer from pensylvania treated the poor but back to Abby Johnson, who quit Planned parenthood, because all they wanted to do was to increase how many abortions they did in their abortion mill everyday. So much for making abortions rare. Oh and what about the Texas affiliate that was being forced to do abortions or lose their affiliate status? So much for being pro-choice.

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