During the Golden Globes on Sunday, actor Michelle Williams used her time on stage to boast about her own abortions and how her “choice” made way for her career. While her words were “hollow” to Abby Johnson today, they weren’t always so meaningless to the pro-life activist.
Johnson, a former executive at Planned Parenthood, admitted in a Facebook post Thursday that she once “traded much for something similar,” referring to the Golden Globe prize Williams was clutching as she spoke over the weekend.
Just a mere 10 years ago, Johnson reflected, she would have been much like Williams’ fellow film stars who wiped tears and applauded vigorously in response to her pro-abortion speech.
“I had traded much for something similar,” she wrote. “It wasn’t a golden statue, but a wooden plaque that I had once held so dear. An award. I had worked hard for it and, yes, I had sacrificed so much to receive it … a healthy marriage, two children who I chose to kill by abortion, the innate call to motherhood, my morality, my femininity, my faith … so much had been traded and compromised.”
Now a mother of eight children, Johnson said she has realized “the lie” she believed for so long — one she admitted felt “so profound at the time.” And much like Williams, she was willing to pursue what she believed at just about any cost, even “if it meant stifling who God had intended me to be as a woman.”
Johnson ultimately walked away from the abortion industry after she witnessed an abortion procedure via ultrasound, a radical idealogical and spiritual transformation documented in the Pure Flix movie “Unplanned.”
“While I was able to regain some of what I traded, two things would forever be lost … my two aborted children,” Johnson wrote. “Was this plaque worth their lives? No. Of course not. But it would take some time for me to realize the error of my negotiation. You can always be redeemed, as I have been, but you can’t always be free from your consequences.”
The pro-life activist said she is now praying for Williams, hoping “The Greatest Showman” star — who is now pregnant — will one day reexamine the decisions she’s made and the things she believes.
“I pray that when she comes to grips with her consequences, if that day comes, that she falls apart right into place,” Johnson wrote. “I pray that she finds God in her brokenness and that He makes her whole again.”