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Former abortion workers collect 22K diapers, $20K in donations for pregnant moms after Hurricane Harvey

AUSTIN, TX – While abortion clinics were soliciting donations so they could provide free abortions for victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas, former abortion workers were compiling baby registries and donations for pregnant women who were in desperate need of help.

And Then There Were None (ATTWN), led by Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood director in Texas, amassed over 22,968 diapers, 38,409 wipes, 1,444 pounds of baby food, and 1,170 bottles of baby formula alone plus hundreds of other items for displaced pregnant women in the Houston area and nearly $2,000 in gift cards.

“We really wanted to make a positive difference in the lives of pregnant moms facing difficult circumstances following the devastating hurricane,” said Abby Johnson. “I’ve seen firsthand the emotional, physical, and spiritual damage of abortion working at Planned Parenthood. While I thought I was helping women during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to get them free abortions, in reality, I was only adding to the heartbreak. Now is our time to do something different, something truly helpful.”

Donations packed in trucks for the pregnant women affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Donations packed in trucks for the pregnant women affected by Hurricane Harvey.

 

Johnson was the manager of a Houston-affiliated Planned Parenthood when Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. Her clinic was one of the ones offering “free” abortions to hurricane victims.

And Then There Were None is an organization that helps abortion workers leave their jobs. They provide assistance in finding a new job, managing finances and housing, and offer spiritual retreats. For the campaign in Houston to help moms in need, they partnered with the Houston Pregnancy Help Center, where families could get the items they need at no cost.

ATTWN estimates that they’ve helped about 150 families obtain diapers, wipes, breastfeeding supplies, feminine hygiene items, toilet paper, bottles, cribs, and strollers.

“The generosity of people all across the country has been astounding,” said Johnson. “We have been able to collect nearly $20,000 worth of donated items through the registries and give those items directly to families in need.”

To select items to donate, ATTWN is asking people to go to their Wal-Mart registry. A chart is below of donations currently:

Amount of donations for pregnant victims of Hurricane Harvey

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