Former PP Director Describes Watching Unborn Child Struggle Before Being Aborted
By Kathleen Gilbert
BRYAN, Texas, November 9, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Abby Johnson, the former Planned Parenthood director who quit her job during this recent 40 Days for Life Campaign, this past weekend described to FOX Network host Mike Huckabee her conversion experience, which took place after watching a tiny unborn child struggle to escape the vacuum abortion that ultimately took its life.
Johnson’s story has received wide attention since her dramatic conversion last month at the Bryan, Texas Planned Parenthood clinic – the birthplace of the popular 40 Days for Life prayer campaign five years ago.
Johnson says that she was given her first opportunity to witness an abortion when she assisted at a rare ultrasound-guided abortion. As she watched the ultrasound video, she says she recognized the side profile of the 13-week-old child’s face.
“I saw a full side profile, so I saw face to feet on the ultrasound machine,” said Johnson. “I saw the probe going into the woman’s uterus, and at that moment I saw the baby moving and trying to get away from the probe.”
“And I thought, ‘It’s fighting for its life,” said Johnson. “And I thought, ‘It’s life.’ I mean, it’s alive. …
“My mind was racing, my heart was beating so fast, and I just was thinking, ‘Oh my gosh, make it stop.’ Then all of a sudden, it was over. I saw the baby just literally crumble, and it was over.”
Johnson recalled that the image of the child reminded her of the ultrasound image of her own daughter at 12 weeks gestation.
“If clinic workers saw what was happening on that screen, they would be running out of those clinics,” Johnson concluded. “This is what the abortion industry does not want their workers to see … they don’t want people to see what’s actually happening in the woman’s womb.”
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