Meeting Abby Johnson

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Meeting Abby

I had the privilege of meeting Abby Johnson last week at the National CareNet Conference. The first thing she said to me when she saw my name tag was “Hey, I coming to Greensboro in a couple weeks to speak at your fundraising dinner.” I told her that we were very excited to have her come. As we began to talk about the evening, I let her know about our plans for the future of Greensboro Pregnancy Care Center.

She shared with me one of her posts from her Facebook page where she said,” “Women don’t need Planned Parenthood!!! What we DO need is more comprehensive prolife medical centers. Women need prolife medical alternatives so that they never even walk into the doors of a Planned Parenthood facility.” I was encouraged to hear how her values and principles line up with what we want to do here at the Care Center. Our goal is to make abortion unnecessary for women in our community and be the better alternative.

If you would like to meet with Abby the evening of our dinner, please contact our staff team at 336-274-4901 to become one of our event sponsors. She would love to meet the people who are enabling the mission of the Care Center.

About Abby

Abby has always had a fierce determination to help women in need. It was this desire that both led her to a career with Planned Parenthood, our nation’s largest abortion provider, and caused her to flee the organization and become an outspoken advocate for the pro-life movement. During her eight years with Planned Parenthood, Abby quickly rose in the organization’s ranks and became a clinic director. She was increasingly disturbed by what she witnessed. Abortion was a product Planned Parenthood was selling, not an unfortunate necessity that they fought to decrease.

All of that changed on September 26, 2009 when Abby was asked to assist with an ultrasound-guided abortion. She watched in horror as a 13 week baby fought, and ultimately lost, its life at the hand of the abortionist.

At that moment, the full realization of what abortion was and what she had dedicated her life to washed over Abby and a dramatic transformation took place. Desperate and confused, Abby sought help from a local pro-life group. She swore that she would begin to advocate for life in the womb and expose abortion for what it truly is.

The Dinner

It’s going to be a great evening at our benefit dinner on Friday, October 2, and I hope you will come. The dinner is at 6:00 PM at the Grandover Resort. You can purchase your tickets online by clicking here. We will be selling tickets to the public until Monday, September 28.

If you care about helping women and men who are facing unplanned pregnancy find an alternative to Planned Parenthood, make sure you attend. The only thing holding us back from our future plan is funding.

 

Judy Roderick is the Executive Director for Greensboro Pregnancy Care Center.

 

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