Abby Johnson: 6% of abortion workers have left industry in last four years – nearly 200 people
ROUND ROCK, Texas, December 21, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Approximately one in sixteen abortion clinic employees have left the industry in less than four years, according to former Texas clinic director Abby Johnson.
Tonight, Johnson's pro-life group And Then There Were None (ATTWN) is sponsoring a webcast featuring four former abortion workers who will describe how they left the industry and what they're doing now.
Less than four years old, Johnson's organization says 197 people have left the industry through its outreach and education efforts.
Nearly two years ago, Johnson told LifeSiteNews that Planned Parenthood provided free marketing for ATTWN. "We are a small organization with no paid staff and certainly no advertising budget. But God has worked that out for us. Planned Parenthood has sent out multiple 'all staff' emails 'warning' their staff about our ministry and encouraging them not to contact us."
At the time, Johnson said the tactic "backfired on them. We have received dozens of calls from workers who were desperately looking to get out of the industry, but didn't think they could do it alone."
Now, says Johnson, "the majority of workers come to us because they have heard about our ministry from sidewalk advocates. We owe much of our success to those who go to the clinics to spread a message of hope to all who enter the facility."
"We have found that most of the workers contact us because there has been a moment of clarity for them in regards to the humanity of the unborn. It may be something in their own personal lives, like the birth of a baby or a miscarriage. More often, it involves a child who was killed by abortion.”
While thousands of people still work in the shrinking abortion industry, Johnson says her group is making a difference. "We estimate that there are approximately 3200 individuals who work in abortion facilities. We have been able to assist more than 6% of the industry's workers in their conversion. That 6% has the power to turn the abortion industry upside down."
"Just look at the homosexual lobby. Only three percent of the population identifies as homosexual. However, we can see how much they have accomplished in a short time. We have double that percentage! Each worker who converts is a ripple in the paradigm shift towards a culture of life. It will take the conversion of one heart and one mind to make abortion unthinkable in our society."
"Also, out of the 197 workers who have left, 6 of them are abortionists who permanently put down their life destroying instruments and now fight to save lives! We firmly believe that our vision is a key component in ending the culture of death. If we can make the abortion industry so unattractive to health care providers, they will be forced to close because of limited or no staff. We have already seen that happen in multiple locations because of the workers who have come through ATTWN."
In addition to helping people leave the abortion industry, ATTWN helps former workers find new jobs. "For those who are licensed healthcare providers, such as doctors, nurses, medical assistants, they will almost always stay in the medical field," she explains. "Some of the workers who have come through our ministry now work in prolife pregnancy centers or medical clinics. It is such a beautiful vision of transformation and redemption."
Tonight's webcast takes place at 8:00 p.m. Eastern. It can be seen here.