Thursday, March 3, 2011

Abby Johnson Challenges Planned Parenthood President to Debate

I don't think she will get a debate, but I would love to see it happen. I have had Abby in my office debate me on several points of Catholic doctrine during my time with her in RCIA. Here is the story from CNS.
(CNSNews.com) – Abby Johnson, a former director for Planned Parenthood turned pro-life activist and author, is challenging Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards to a public debate on whether Congress should continue to provide taxpayer funding to the nation’s largest abortion provider.

Johnson, who worked for eight years at Planned Parenthood’s Bryan, Texas clinic, said she could provide unique perspective “as a former insider who is now here to tell the truth about how Planned Parenthood operates.”

Johnson’s book, “Unplanned: The Dramatic True Story of a Former Planned Parenthood Leader's Eye-Opening Journey across the Life Line,” detailed her move from abortion rights advocate to pro-life activist. She witnessed an ultrasound-guided abortion, and it changed her life. "I was taking a new stand, beginning a new life," she said.

“For many years I was part of the deception that taxpayer funds don't finance abortions at Planned Parenthood clinics, the deception that Planned Parenthood wants to reduce the number of abortions, and the deception that Planned Parenthood's highest priority is women's health and safety. You continue to repeatedly perpetuate these deceptions and the public deserves to know the truth,” Johnson said in a letter to Richards on Monday.
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2 comments:

Carson Weber said...

I didn't know she came into the Church at St. Mary's - very cool.

Steven said...

Here's the full letter of what Abby sent Richards:

http://www.lifenews.com/2011/03/03/abby-johnson-challenges-planned-parenthood-prez-to-debate/