A former Planned Parenthood clinic director is reaching out to people in the abortion industry who might feel trapped or who are desperately looking for an escape, offering them practical resources and hope.
Abby Johnson, founder of the organization And Then There Were None, recently posted two giant billboards in Colorado Springs, Colorado, that are strategically aimed at clinic workers.
The billboards read, “NO ONE GROWS UP WANTING TO WORK IN AN ABORTION CLINIC. WE CAN GET YOU OUT.” The message also forwards people to AbortionWorker.com, a website that promises to help these workers leave the industry behind.
“Entering into the Colorado Springs market is a key component of our strategy of reaching as many abortion workers as possible with our message that we are there for them and can help them when they want to leave their jobs,” Johnson said in a statement.
She continued, “We are excited about the prospect of reaching more abortion workers than ever with our new billboards in Colorado Springs.”
Johnson appealed to her own personal story of directing a Texas Planned Parenthood clinic and later fleeing, saying that she had never aspired to work in the abortion industry when she was growing up and simply ended up there.
“We will be there every step of the way for abortion workers who want to quit,” she added. “We love quitters.”
As Faithwire previously reported, Johnson told TheBlaze back in 2013 how she started as a volunteer at Planned Parenthood during her college years, and later ended up running a clinic.
But as time wore on Johnson said a moment came that forced her to reconsider her profession and everything she stood for. With the clinic short-staffed one day, she recalled being asked to assist in an abortion, and that experience changed everything.
“The defining moment for me leaving was assisting and witnessing a live ultrasound abortion procedure and seeing a 13-week old child struggle for his life inside his mother’s womb,” Johnson told TheBlaze. “It was really shocking for me to witness that mainly because I had been told by Planned Parenthood that the fetus didn’t have any sensory development until [later].”
In her 2016 book, “The Walls Are Talking: Former Abortion Clinic Workers Tell Their Stories,” Johnson also recounted a particularly horrific situation involving a woman who was pregnant with quadruplets.
The woman seemed scared and uncertain about having an abortion, though her boyfriend wanted her to go through with it. After visiting Johnson’s clinic, she was hesitant and left, but her boyfriend reportedly took her to a different clinic — one that Johnson described as a “more of a butcher shop.”
That woman then came back to Planned Parenthood with complications — and that’s when the unthinkable happened. Johnson described the scene in “The Walls Are Talking,” with Live Action sharing a portion of the text:
We guided her into the bathroom, undressed her from the waist down, and instructed her to sit on the toilet. We were all horrified at the events that unfolded in the next few minutes. The first baby fell into the toilet…we hurried her to the procedure room. It was then that the next two babies fell out and were hanging from her. The arms of the perfectly formed lifeless baby boys were wrapped around each other.…
The fourth baby had to be suctioned out of her. He came out in pieces.
I remember sobbing with a coworker as we sorted through the remains of the fourth baby boy in the POC lab. We cradled [the] tiny intact babies in our arms and cried for them. I knew that I could no longer do this work. I was done.
Read more about this story here. Following these experiences, Johnson now helps other clinic workers who are looking for a way out of the industry