unPLANNED by Abby Johnson
This book is the story of Abby Johnson's experience volunteering at, working for, and running a large Planned Parenthood Clinic. Her goal was to help young woman (and perhaps ease some of her own guilt). People from Coalition for Life (founders of 40 Days for Life) are ever-present outside the fence of the clinic, so Abby has come to know them and they know her, but she also knows they don't understand what she really does or why it's important she does it. But, eventually, Abby comes to know what it is she's truly doing and what it is those above her in the organization care about. After helping in a procedure by performing an ultrasound, Abby realizes she shouldn't and can't keep doing her job at Planned Parenthood. Now what? Abby Johnson has to make a difficult and important decision that will have a huge impact on the safety of her family--financially, physically and spiritually.
Abby Johnson is very honest in her book, relating the path in her life that lead her to Planned Parenthood and then lead her away from there and home to the Coalition for Life offices. Abby Johnson is also fair and compassionate; no one is presented as saint or villain. I'm very glad I read this book. I found it exteremely interesting to read about an insider's experience in Planned Parenthood. I also think this book is good for everyone to read no matter where you stand on the abortion issue. There are things everyone can learn from Abby's journey.