Former Planned Parenthood director speaks at RNC, says 2020 election between "two radical, anti-life activists and most pro-life president we've ever had"

by Joel Abbott · Aug 26th, 2020 11:22 am
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Last Updated Oct 14th, 2020 at 9:31 am

Pro-life activist Abby Johnson, the former director of a Planned Parenthood center, gave her support to President Trump during her speech on the second night of the 2020 Republican National Convention, saying he "has done more for the unborn than any other president."

Johnson, who led the Planned Parenthood facility in Bryan, Texas, for eight years and was awarded the organization's Employee of the Year Award in 2009, quit her job after seeing an abortion in person.

"Nothing prepared me for what I saw on the screen: an unborn baby fighting back, desperate to move way from the suction," Johnson said. "I'll never forget what the doctor said next: 'Beam me up, Scotty.' The last thing I saw was a spine twirling around in the mother's womb before succumbing to the force of the suction."

Johnson now runs a non-profit that helps abortion workers leave the abortion industry. A film about her life, "Unplanned," was released in 2019.

During her speech, she referenced several of Trump's pro-life measures during his first term in office:

  • Revoking the Mexico City Policy, which had previously allowed U.S. taxpayer dollars to fund abortions overseas.
  • Overturning an Obama-Biden rule that allowed the government to subsidy abortion through Title X funds.
  • Appointing a record number of pro-life judges, including two Supreme Court justices.
  • Protecting the rights of healthcare workers who object to abortion by creating the Office for Conscience Protection at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Johnson railed against Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, who both support abortion-on-demand up until birth. Biden has said he would codify Roe v. Wade into federal law and recently released an agenda that included significant compulsory taxpayer funding of abortion.

"This election is a choice between two radical, anti-life activists and the most pro-life president we have ever had," said Johnson. "That's something that should compel you to action... do it with our very most vulnerable Americans in mind: the ones who haven't been born yet."


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