This story is spreading quickly.

When anybody working in an abortion has a change of heart toward the
unborn, it’s exceptional news. When the executive director of a Planned
Parenthood quits her job after seeing what abortion does to a living
human being, it’s an enormous learning moment.

That is sure what happened with Abby Johnson, who quit
her position as head of a local Planned Parenthood chapter, and indeed,
now works with pro lifers to help persuade women to make the choice of
giving birth.

What happened?

Johnson said she realized she wanted to leave, after
watching an ultrasound of an abortion procedure. “I just thought I
can’t do this anymore, and it was just like a flash that hit me and I
thought that’s it,” said Jonhson.

She handed in her resignation October 6. Johnson worked as the Bryan
Planned Parenthood Director for two years. According to Johnson, the
non-profit was struggling under the weight of a tough economy, and
changing it’s business model from one that pushed prevention, to one
that focused on abortion. “It seemed like maybe that’s not what a lot
of people were believing any more because that’s not where the money
was. The money wasn’t in family planning, the money wasn’t in
prevention, the money was in abortion and so I had a problem with
that,” said Johnson.

But what about that claim by abortion activists that nobody’s actually pro-abortion?

Also remember all that taxpayer money that’s going
towards Planned Parenthood for “family planning services” but
supposedly not for abortion, well what do they say now that a PP
director is saying that PP is downplaying family planning and pushing
abortions?

Wesley Smith believes they should be investigated.

If Johnson’s charge is true about being told to
intentionally push abortion for financial reasons, Planned Parenthood
cannot credibly claim to be a dispassionate family planning/women
empowering organization.  Rather, it has an agenda that is both
ideological and financially motivated.

Easy to see.

Sheila Liaugminas

Sheila Liaugminas is an Emmy award-winning Chicago-based journalist in print and broadcast media. Her writing and broadcasting covers matters of faith, culture, politics and the media....