Abby Johnson quit her job in October 2009. That simple act became a national news story because Abby was the director of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas who, after participating in her first actual abortion procedure, crossed the line to join the Coalition for Life.
Unplanned is a heartstopping personal drama of life-and-death encounters, a courtroom battle, and spiritual transformation that speaks hope and compassion into the political controversy that surrounds this issue. Telling Abby’s story from both sides of the abortion clinic property line, this book is a must-have for anyone who cares about the life-versus-rights debate and helping women who face crisis pregnancies. Now available in complete and unabridged audio.">
This is a pro-life story that will touch your heart! The realities this book talks about are hard truths, but if Abby faced them, so can we. It's very eye-opening and touching. The hard truths are surrounded by God's obvious intervention in Abby's life, truly amazing grace, and heart-rending stories of change. I believe every American, especially every American woman, should either read the book or watch the DVD! I've watched the movie and shared it with numerous people. If you don't have time to read the book, I definitely recommend the movie. It's very, very powerful.
Unplanned is a quick read consisting of twenty-four short chapters. Abby starts off her story at the point of her conversion from pro-choice to pro-life, the day she assisted in an abortion procedure for the first time. Following this, she goes back to the beginning of her story, when she was first recruited to volunteer at Planned Parenthood, and continues her tale in chronological order from that point on. Abby's story is compelling, and I was fascinated by her account of why she first joined Planned Parenthood and how the organization attacked her when she left. Her story helped me to understand the other side of the abortion debate, and illustrated how well-meaning women can be deceived by cleverly crafted talking points. It also exposed Planned Parenthood's number one goal is making money, even if that means purposefully increasing the number of abortions. I appreciated that Abby lets her experience speak for itself. She doesn't rant about the evils of Planned Parenthood and is quick to come to the defense of clinic workers many of whom she believes are just misguidedly trying to help women in crisis like she was. The writing is simple, straightforward, and easy to understand. There are a few parts where a little more polishing could have been done to make the narrative flow better, but that didn't detract from the story. Above all, Abby's story is unique, engaging, and eye-opening. It will make readers on both sides of abortion debate pause and reevaluate their view of the opposition.
I could not put this book down! This book tells the story of Abby Johnson, who wanting to help women volunteered at Planned Parenthood as a College student, and eventually started working for them and then became the director of the Planned Parenthood Facility in Bryan, TX and received the employee of the year award for her dedication. God changed her life and in 2009 she experienced a conversion that has turned her life up-side-down. Reading this book, I experienced tears and excitement as the events in Abby's life unfolded. I recommend this book to everyone!