The recent film about the intense true story of Abby Johnson, Unplanned, is continuing to make waves.
The filmmakers gave a clear message calling abortion workers nationwide to wake up to the truth of their profession and consider new employment.
So far, over 500 abortion industry workers have been helped to leave the industry through Abby’s ministry, And Then There Were None.
God is continuing to use Abby’s story, once the “youngest name and face leading Planned Parenthood,” to create a radical movement for Life.
The goal of some filmmakers is to please people, and to make money.
Then there are films who move more on faith, because a deeper calling urges them.
These filmmakers are most concerned with truth. They relay a message and create a space where hard reality is able to be understood and believed.
Their highest goal and measure of success is when the resulting audience response is action.
This action can be a shift of internal perspective, or perhaps something even greater.
The filmmakers of Unplanned knew when they signed on for this story that this would not be a project the world would be highly pleased with. This took a lot of faith in our Providential God to give it wings.
Yet they responded with the kind of faith only true conviction can birth in their souls. They walked forward knowing fire was ahead that the enemy himself was keeping, stirring.
To date, Abby’s ministry, And Then There Were None, has helped over 500 abortion workers leave the industry and find new jobs elsewhere, many of whom were inspired to leave after watching Unplanned.
This kind of impact has not gone unnoticed by those who oppose life.
The pro-abortion voices in our nation are loud and proud. They seek to dominate not only by defense but offensive strikes against any pro-life Truth that surfaces.
When Abby Johnson’s story began and she knew she had to leave her highly favorable position (in worldly success) in the abortion industry, the world around her did not like it.
Now as her story is told on a much larger scale, they have only increased their hatred toward her.
Beyond that, as her ministry focuses on reaching abortion workers to tell them the truth about abortion and help them find a new profession, they continue to seek her downfall in media and other ways.
Even yet, God is working mightily.
He is using one small moment at the film’s end, as Abby’s ministry contact information is displayed on the silver screen, to show love, hope, and redemption for those trapped in the lies of abortion.
Chuck Konzelman, a filmmaker, had this to say, “One percent of the abortion workers in the United States, after getting one look at them being portrayed on film… have decided to change their lives… and what they do for a living.”
A doctor from Live Action’s Abortion Procedures videos says he had reached at least 1,200 abortions in practice before walking away, plays a role as an abortionist in Unplanned and had this to say: “A second-trimester D&E abortion is a brutal, inhumane procedure. This is a morning show so I cannot describe it, but let’s just say they call it dismemberment abortion for a reason. And I started that abortion and just stared at what I had just pulled out of the uterus. When you do an abortion, believe it or not, you have to keep inventory, you have to make sure that you get everything.”
“And for the first time in my career, after all those years and all those abortions, I looked, I really looked at that pile of body parts on the side of the table, and I didn’t see her wonderful right to choose, I didn’t see what a great doctor I was helping her with her problem, and I didn’t even see the $800 cash I just made in fifteen minutes. All I could see was somebody’s son or daughter.”
Abby tells the story of another young man who had no idea how close he was working to the abortion industry before watching the movie:
“There was a man that contacted us. He went to go see the film and he was driving a truck for Stericycle. There was a scene at the end of the film where the guy from the biohazard medical waste company comes out with these barrels of aborted babies, and he had just started working there, and there was a Planned Parenthood clinic on his route.
“He said, ‘I never realized what I was actually picking up. I thought I was just picking up needles and things like that, but I went and looked up and they actually are an abortion clinic, and so inside of these bags that I’m toting out, I’m realizing that there are aborted babies in these bags, and I’m driving around with them.’
“He was like, ‘How can I participate in this? I have to get out of it.’ He had just gotten this job. He had been unemployed for months, and he said, ‘I can’t do this anymore. I can’t be complicit. I have to walk away.’
“He took this huge leap of faith, trusted our ministry, left, and I love that story because it just shows how abortion affects so many people, not even people that are just in the clinic, but this Stericycle driver.
“Abortion affects so many, and it’s so far reaching. But I just love the faith that he had that we were going to help him, we were going to take care of him, we were going to help him find another job, and he took that big step, and now he’s onto something so much better that he can actually feel good about.”
And for any who do work in the abortion industry and want someone to discuss these matters with, Abby Johnson’s ministry (And Then There Were None) is equipped with people ready to answer your questions.
Abby explains, “We help doctors, nurses, ancillary staff, anyone who is involved in the abortion industry, we help them transition out of their jobs and into different lines of work, life-affirming work.
“We do provide transitional financial help for them because we don’t want them to feel like they have to stay until they’ve found another job. Once they realize, ‘I want out of here,’ we want them to go ahead and leave.
“We have HR professionals that will write resumes for them, help them with interviewing techniques. We have head hunters who work with us that can help them find new jobs. We have licensed professional therapists that work with us that help them manage the trauma or any feeling that they might need after they leave.”
Contact the ministry here: abortionworker.com.