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Abby Johnson vs. Planned Parenthood: Arbortuaries Closing in Record Numbers

Planned Parenthood will be ending the lives of fewer babiesPlanned Parenthood has a courageous former employee to thank for losing business.

Planned Parenthood is, of course, America’s leading abortion provider, and active in many countries of the world. For those who know that, the name evokes a sense of grief, of mourning the evil and darkness of abortion. I think of Jesus’ parable of the wheat and the weeds (Matthew 13:24-30). He told us that his kingdom and Satan’s kingdom would grow concurrently. Too often we see the evil and darkness around us and become weary, longing to withdraw from the battle. But Christ’s parable reminds us that God is at work in the world. The kingdom of light is displacing the kingdom of darkness.

A case in point is the story of Abby Johnson, a former director of the Planned Parenthood clinic in Bryan, Texas. But Abby’s life changed, and the future of abortuaries everywhere is changing as a result.

In September 2009, Johnson assisted in an ultrasound- guided abortion on a thirteen-week-old baby. In her book, Unplanned, she describes what she saw: “The Abby Johnson no longer works for Planned Parenthoodbaby looked as if it were being wrung like a dishcloth, twirled and squeezed. And then it crumpled and began disappearing into the cannula before my eyes. The last thing I saw was the tiny, perfectly formed backbone sucked into the tube, and then it was gone.” Abby was so traumatized by what she witnessed that she quit her job and ended her career plans with Planned Parenthood where she had worked eight years and earned the 2008 Employee of the Year award. Abby is now a pro-life activist having moved from the forces of death to the forces for life.

Abby Johnson is now the chief research strategist for Live Action, a cutting edge, pro-life organization. Live Action conducts sting operations against Planned Parenthood “clinics” all over the United States. (Here is a short video of a pimp receiving helpful suggestions and advice from a Planned Parenthood staffer as to how the “clinic” can work around legal obstacles to treat his underaged sex slaves.)

The abortuary Johnson directed has closed. And now record numbers of facilities that objectify women and their unborn children are closing.

This is good news for women and unborn babies. And it is a sign that in the midst of a dark culture, things can be turned around.

Let’s not despair at the darkness, but instead be beacons of light.

–          Darrow Miller

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Darrow is co-founder of the Disciple Nations Alliance and a featured author and teacher. For over 30 years, Darrow has been a popular conference speaker on topics that include Christianity and culture, apologetics, worldview, poverty, and the dignity of women. From 1981 to 2007 Darrow served with Food for the Hungry International (now FH association), and from 1994 as Vice President. Before joining FH, Darrow spent three years on staff at L’Abri Fellowship in Switzerland where he was discipled by Francis Schaeffer. He also served as a student pastor at Northern Arizona University and two years as a pastor of Sherman Street Fellowship in urban Denver, CO. In addition to earning his Master’s degree in Adult Education from Arizona State University, Darrow pursued graduate studies in philosophy, theology, Christian apologetics, biblical studies, and missions in the United States, Israel, and Switzerland. Darrow has authored numerous studies, articles, Bible studies and books, including Discipling Nations: The Power of Truth to Transform Culture (YWAM Publishing, 1998), Nurturing the Nations: Reclaiming the Dignity of Women for Building Healthy Cultures (InterVarsity Press, 2008), LifeWork: A Biblical Theology for What You Do Every Day (YWAM, 2009), Rethinking Social Justice: Restoring Biblical Compassion (YWAM, 2015), and more. These resources along with links to free e-books, podcasts, online training programs and more can be found at Disciple Nations Alliance (https://disciplenations.org).


  1. Lianggi Espinoza

    October 14, 2013 - 9:26 am

    “And it is a sign that in the midst of a coursing culture, things can be turned around”
    I like, thanks for the post

    • Darrow

      October 18, 2013 - 2:55 am

      Thanks for reading, Lianggi. Glad you are encouraged.


  2. Briseida Rodriguez (@briseidamx)

    October 14, 2013 - 8:23 pm

    If God is at work in the world and the kingdom of light is displacing the kingdom of darkness I should imitate God and work with all my strength, heart, soul and mind.
    thankyou Darrow.

    • Darrow

      October 17, 2013 - 3:26 am

      Thank you Briseida

      God is always at work in the world. Many times it is in the quite places and in unexpected ways. It is good to see where he is working and join in that work.