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Unplanned - by Abby Johnson with Cindy Lambert

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The Dramatic True Story of the Planned Parenthood Leader Who Crossed the Life Line to Fight for Women in Crisis

Introduction by David Bereit, 40 Days for Life
Foreword by Fr. Frank Pavone Priests for Life

Abby Johnson quit her job in October 2009. That simple act became a national news story because Abby was the director of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas who, after participating in her first actual abortion procedure, walked across the road to join the Coalition for Life.

Unplanned is a heart stopping personal drama of life-and-death encounters, a courtroom battle, and spiritual transformation that speaks hope and compassion into the political controversy that surrounds this issue. Telling Abby's story from both sides of the abortion clinic property line, this book is a must-read for anyone who cares about the life versus rights debate and helping women who face crisis pregnancies.

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"Beautifully written, intimate and honest. A wonderful portrait of the power of truth and grace working in the human heart."
+ Archbishop Charles Chaput

"This remarkable book is destined to reshape the culture of death into a culture of love, life and hope in Christ the Lord . . . it's a life-changer!"
- Judie Brown, President, American Life League Inc.

"The moving true story of the shocking truth of abortion and how God's love transformed Abby's life."
- Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR

"Abby Johnson is one of the bravest women I know. Once she realized the truth, Abby had the courage to leave the abortion industry and become a powerful voice for the defenseless. Her inspiring story challenges us to face the truth about the abortion industry and its many victims."
- Lila Rose, President, Live Action

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

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 was 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. She continues her volunteer activities and now works on projects with the national 40 Days for Life campaign.

Cindy Lambert, vice president and associate publisher at Zondervan, is a veteran of the bookselling industry. For nearly two decades she owned an award-winning bookstore before expanding into leadership roles in distribution,  editorial, and publishing in such companies as Ingram, Simon & Schuster, and Zondervan.


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9781414348353
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More Ignatius Press Gifts (About Ignatius Press)
2011

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This item received 5 stars overall. An beautiful pro-life conversion memoir

In her new memoir, Unplanned (Ignatius, 288 pages, hardcover), Abby Johnson shares her long journey from pro-choice advocacy to pro-life heroism. It was while Abby was attending college that she was confronted with this topic, forced to decide where she stood. Abby began talking with a woman from Planned Parenthood who used appealing rhetoric to attract Abby to the organization. Abby truly cared about women and wanted to help them, and eventually came to believe that “access to a safe, proven, legal medical procedure (abortion) is critical for caring for women in crisis."

She believed Planned Parenthood's rallying cries which claimed to “make abortions rare”, and volunteered her time at a local clinic. Over the years, she climbed the corporate ladder and was eventually promoted to be Director of the local Planned Parenthood facility.
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This item received 5 stars overall. A Miraculous True Story You Must Read to Believe

I’d been looking forward to reading unPLANNED by Abby Johnson since I first heard it was coming out.  My husband and I were listening to the webcast Abby Johnson did with Shawn Carney and David Bereit, among others, the night before her miraculous true story hit the shelves. 

Since my mom, husband, and I have been involved in 40 Days for Life for a few years now, I received some e-mail updates a while back from David Bereit and Shawn Carney about a major conversion that had taken place in a former Planned Parenthood director.  It seemed poetic justice that the very abortion clinic where 40 Days for Life began is where Abby Johnson was director.  She began volunteering with Planned Parenthood near the same time in college t Full Review...

This item received 4 stars overall. Awesome Pro-Life Book!!

"Unplanned" by Abby Johnson is the true story of a woman who started as an abortion-minded director of Planned Parenthood who is now one of America's most famous pro-life advocates. If not for an ultrasound guided abortion that she took part in, Abby may not have changed her mind about the sanctity of human life. The book goes on to detail information about how she was treated by Planned Parenthood administrators, especially when she made her decision to step down from her position as director. The story also gives a glimpse of what the people at "40 Days For Life" are doing on a daily basis. The most amazing part of Abby's story is that it would not be as highly publicized if not for Planned Parenthood taking legal actions against Abby. When media heard of the lawsuits, that is when they asked Abby to share her story.
 
I read this moving story in less than three Full Review...

This item received 3 stars overall. A change of heart story of a former Planned Parenthood director.

"unPlanned" by Abby Johnson with Cindy Lambert, CoPublished with Focus on the Family.

"unPlanned" sheds light on to Planned Parenthood's true agenda, while highlighting what a strong impression the peaceful and prayerful people can make. Abby Johnson walks you through her journey as she realizes that what has been her passion and her longing to help women, along with her own past abortions, is really doing more harm then she could have ever known. Abby Johnson shares Full Review...

 
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