In a recent conference call, And Then There Were None founder Abby Johnson joined other former abortion workers to share what finally made them leave the abortion industry. Angie, a former Planned Parenthood worker, told callers that she left the abortion giant when she realized how little they care about women.
Angie was a nurse practitioner working at a Planned Parenthood outside of Dallas, Texas. It wasn’t an abortion-providing facility, and Angie believed the lie that Planned Parenthood was founded to help women and that they truly cared about their patients. However, that all changed after Angie was reprimanded for helping a distraught woman.
“I had a lady come in who was 20 weeks pregnant and she was concerned because she was bleeding and so I took her back and took my Doppler, my personal Doppler, out and listened for heart tones,” explained Angie. “And we didn’t hear any heart tones.”
Concerned for the woman and her baby, Angie sent her to the ER. The woman called a couple of days later to thank Angie for her help and caring, and to tell her that she had indeed lost her baby.
Two days later, the head nurse at the Planned Parenthood clinic confronted Angie about that patient.
“The head nurse came and said to Angie, ‘Who do you think you are letting someone listen to their baby’s heartbeat with the Doppler?”
Angie tried explaining that she did what she did to help the woman, that if they could find a heartbeat the woman would be able to feel relief. But the head nurse said:
Not at Planned Parenthood we don’t [let women hear the heartbeat], because we don’t want them to be swayed. We don’t want their opinion to be swayed. We don’t let them listen to their baby’s heartbeat here.
The head nurse then asked Angie why she didn’t send the woman to the Planned Parenthood in Dallas for an abortion.
“I said, ‘Because she wasn’t here for an abortion,’” explained Angie. “She said that when they do the ultrasound all they are doing is sizing the pregnancy to know what abortion to do. We don’t tell them their baby is alive or dead or twins or triplets. They are going to let the lady believe that she had an abortion, even if she had a miscarriage.”
Angie was stunned to hear this. She explained her thoughts to callers:
I was thinking, you’ve got to be kidding me that you want abortion money that bad that you are willing to allow a patient to think that she has killed her baby. […] She will live the rest of her life thinking that she forced it upon herself. […] when in truth the baby was already dead.
This realization made Angie so sick that she walked out the door and went to the neighboring pregnancy resource center. She was surprised that the staff and volunteers were excited to see her.
“[They said] ‘You’re the one that’s been sending girls over here. We just got an ultrasound machine this year. You will never know how many of those women were thinking of abortion but you sent them here. We did sonograms and they chose life,’” they told Angie, who told callers that the experience “totally changed me.”