Abby Johnson thought she was helping women in crisis. She was about to learn the truth . . . and facing the secrets of her own painful past would be the toughest truth of all. In this documentary based on the book Unplanned, learn how Abby Johnson went from Planned Parenthood clinic director to leading voice for life and women in crisis.
Abby Johnson holds a B.S. in psychology from Texas A&M University and an M.A. in counseling from Sam Houston State University. She was hired by Planned Parenthood in 2005 and progressed to the position of community services director and health educator, where she served as liaison between the community and Planned Parenthood as media correspondent. Later promoted to health center director, Johnson ran both the family planning and abortion programs. In 2009 she left Planned Parenthood and joined the local Coalition for Life as a volunteer. Johnson now serves as Chief Research Strategist for Live Action and works on projects with the national 40 Days for Life campaign. She and her husband, Doug, have a young daughter and live in Texas.
Watching this just confirms my pro-life beliefs. But it also made me realize how easy it is for young women to get sucked into the pro-choice/pro-woman movement. It made my heart yearn for these young women. It made me realize that those people on our side of the pro-life movement who revert to name calling and hateful signs doesn’t help the pro-life advocates. In fact it harms what they are trying to accomplish. It creates a stereotype of judgmental, hateful people. We need to let these girls know that we love them and are praying for them. You can’t win people through hate and violence. It takes the love of God to win a person. You have to remember its not the people that are our enemies. What we fight against isn’t flesh and blood but principalities of darkness. (Ephesians 6:12) People can change as proof through this documentary.
This is an awesome resource for any church or ministry to use. On the dvd there are pdf’s of print outs that churches/ministries can use. And one person can have a chance to win a copy of this DVD right here on my blog. Look below for the giveaway instructions.
Unite for LIFE webcast:
The Unite for LIFE webcast is a free webcast featuring Abby Johnson that will benefit pregnancy care organizations. You can sign up to participate on May 17 at 8:00 p.m. (in all time zones) at www.uniteforlifewebcast.org . Unplanned the book and the DVD will be available for purchase as a package deal and 33% of each purchase will go to crisis pregnancy centers like CareNet, the National Institute of Family Life & Advocates, and Heartbeat International.
Thank you to Tyndale House for providing me with a copy to watch and review and for providing me with a certificate to giveaway on my blog for a free copy of this DVD.
To enter this giveaway all you have to do is leave a comment here on my blog. Make sure that your name links to a valid email address so I can contact you. (Those of you reading this post via facebook you must come to this blog post and leave your comment to be entered to win this contest.)
The contest will close midnight on Monday, May 9th, and the winner will be announced on Wednesday, May 11th.