Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Unplanned by Abby Johnson (DVD Review and Giveaway)

Abby Johnson made a courageous decision when she walked away from her job as the director of a key Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas and walked into the office of the Coalition for Life down the street. Yet that turning point was preceded by years of searching - and a moment of pure awakening.

Little did she know that her one decision would turn into a national news story or that she'd immediately go from being a leader for Planned Parenthood to being a very public figure in the right-to-life debate.

Now in Unplanned, the documentary based on her sensational book of the same title, Abby takes you back to the Planned Parenthood clinic where she worked for years as a pro-choice advocate. You'll hear directly from Abby how a few moments in a room of that same clinic changed her perspective, and her life, forever.

In this intriguing and inspirational story, you'll follow Abby on a journey into her past - through her wrestling with an incredible personal dilemma and making a difficult choice - and ultimately to her current mission to fight for life and help women in crisis.


Abby Johnson holds a B.S. in psychology from Texas A&M University and an M.A. in counseling from Sam Houston State University. She was hired by Planned Parenthood in 2005 and progressed to the position of community services director and health educator, where she served as liaison between the community and Planned Parenthood as media correspondent. Later promoted to health center director, Johnson ran both the family planning and abortion programs. In 2009 she left Planned Parenthood and joined the local Coalition for Life as a volunteer. Johnson now serves as Chief Research Strategist for Live Action and works on projects with the national 40 Days for Life campaign. She and her husband, Doug, have a young daughter and live in Texas.

Connect with Abby Johnson on her website, the UnPlanned book site, or on Facebook


The Unite for LIFE webcast is a free webcast featuring Abby Johnson that will benefit pregnancy care organizations. You can sign up to participate on May 17 at 8:00 p.m. (in all time zones) at www.uniteforlifewebcast.org. Unplanned the book and the DVD will be available for purchase as a package deal and 33% of each purchase will go to crisis pregnancy centers like CareNet, the National Institute of Family & Life Advocates, and Heartbeat International.


Thanks to Tyndale House Publishers, one reader of this blog will win a gift certificate for a copy of Unplanned (DVD format). The gift certificate is redeemable at your local Christian book store.

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