There are few women in America fighting harder to save the unborn than former Planned Parenthood director Abby Johnson. The one-time abortionist turned her back on the industry years ago, and she’s been fighting to restore the nation’s conscience ever since. As the author of “Unplanned” and the founder of And Then There Were None – an organization aimed at giving women in the abortion industry a way to transition to other jobs – Johnson has emerged as one of the most prominent pro-lifers in the country.
On Tuesday night, Johnson gave a startlingly graphic speech to impress upon viewers the importance of putting the vehemently pro-life Donald Trump back in the White House for four more years.
“I support President Donald Trump because he’s done more for the unborn than any other president,” she said, noting that his administration has blocked federal funds from going to international groups that promote abortion.
“He appointed a record number of pro-life judges, including two Supreme Court Justices,” she continued. “And, importantly, he announced a new rule protecting the rights of healthcare workers objecting to abortion, many of whom I work with every day.”
Johnson acknowledged that for many pro-life Americans, the concept of abortion is just that: A concept. An unpleasant one, to be sure, but to say “abortion is murder” is really just words. She said that through her real-life experience with the procedure, she could not see abortion as anything less than one of the world’s great horrors.
“Nothing prepared me for what I saw on the screen – an unborn baby fighting back, desperate to move away from the suction instrument,” she recalled of her first time assisting in an ultrasound abortion. “And I’ll never forget what the doctor said next – ‘Beam me up, Scotty.’ The last thing I saw was a spine twirling around in the mother’s womb before succumbing to the force of the suction.”
If that doesn’t turn your stomach, you may not be human.
“They can’t even conceive of the barbarity,” Johnson said of most pro-life Americans. “They don’t know about the Products of Conception room in abortion clinics, where infant corpses are pieced back together to ensure nothing remains in the mother’s wombs; Or that we joked and called it the ‘Pieces of Children’ room.
“But for me,” she continued, “abortion is very real. I know what it sounds like; what it smells like. Did you know that abortion has a smell? I’ve been the perpetrator…to these babies…to these women.”
In her closing remarks, Johnson said that this election was not to be taken lightly.
“Life is a core tenet of who we are as Americans,” she said. “This election is a choice between two radical, anti-life activists, and the most pro-life president we’ve ever had. That’s something that should compel you to action.”
Powerful stuff, to say the least.