Former Planned Parenthood clinic director Abby Johnson said this week the nation’s largest abortion provider trains staffers to convince people with religious objections to have abortions.
Speaking with Blaze Media host Glenn Beck, Johnson said she and her fellow Planned Parenthood workers “had trainings on how to overcome objections, so particularly religious objections.”
Johnson claimed about 60 percent of the women who seek abortions “identify as Christian.”
“So many of the women that would come in would say, ‘I just don’t know if God can forgive me if I do this. I don’t know if this is a sin.’ That was a very common thing that we heard,” she said. “So we were trained then, through scripts, to talk to them, talk through that objection.”
In response, the former Planned Parenthood executive revealed, she was trained to ask the vulnerable woman things like: “Don’t you believe in a forgiving God?” and “Don’t you believe God understands your circumstances right now?”
“He knows everything about you and he understands you’re not in a position right now to be a mother,” Johnson said she would often tell potential patients.
Johnson worked at Planned Parenthood for eight years before leaving after seeing a pregnancy terminated via ultrasound, which sparked her conversion to the pro-life movement. Her story is now the subject of the Pure Flix film “Unplanned,” in theaters now.
During its opening weekend late last month, the faith-based movie seriously outperformed box-office expectations. The R-rated film brought in $6.1 million in 1,049 venues, doubling forecasted earnings.
Chuck Konzelman, one of directors of “Unplanned,” told Faithwire in February the movie was made “for such a time as this,” noting the series of pro-abortion laws that have been advanced this year in states across the country.
“We couldn’t have foreseen the rapid developments that are suddenly coming to a head,” he said, “but we serve a God who could, and did.”