Friday, August 31, 2012

Review of "Unplanned" by Abby Johnson

Wow, this was such an interesting book to me.  I really respect the transparency the author shows and appreciate that she decided -and had the courage!- to share her story.

Abby Johnson, an idealistic-about-certain-things college student, is recruited to volunteer at a Planned Parenthood Clinic in Texas.  Her goals, that she believes align with Planned Parenthood's, are to serve women in crisis, help prevent pregnancies, and therefore make abortions rare.  She graduates with her degree and begins working for Planned Parenthood, eventually becoming the Clinic Director.  She is an excellent employee, being named her affiliate's 2008 Employee of the Year.

Throughout the course of her tenure, she repeatedly interacts with a group called the Coalition for Life; those on the 'opposite side of the fence'.  Although she disagrees with them on many topics, she has a growing respect for how they treat others and watches them closely.  One day she is asked to assist with an ultrasound abortion, and the course of her life is forever changed.

No matter what you believe about this topic, her story is compelling.  I definitely recommend this book.

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