And then a “client” left the clinic: a woman who had just had an abortion.
The religious sister “fell to her knees and wept with such grief . . . that I couldn’t help but think to myself, She feels something far deeper than I ever will . . . this grief at knowing that client had an abortion.” Sister Marie Bernadette would be back, every week, on the days the clinic performed abortions. And, Johnson writes, “We could continue to see that she was deeply and personally grieved by abortions.”
The weeping sister affected Johnson: “I tried to shake it off but couldn’t get past the fact that a nun was grieving over what was happening inside my clinic.” Johnson asked herself, “How many other people cry outside my workplace because of the work I am doing?”
Last night 21,613 people jammed onto the "Unplanned" webcast to hear former Planned Parenthood clinic director Abby Johnson reveal what she experienced inside the abortion business -- and why she resigned her job and joined the pro-life movement.
The positive comments are still pouring in!
We know some people had a hard time getting on due to the high demand, so we rushed to get the recording of the event online for you. You can listen now at:
The webcast served as a sneak preview for TODAY'S release of Abby's tell-all book, "Unplanned," which is being published in an historic arrangement between Tyndale House, Focus on the Family, and Ignatius Press, and endorsed by dozens of prominent leaders and respected organizations.
You can download and read Chapter 1 of "Unplanned," along with many of the endorsements, for FREE (as a PDF document) at:
During the webcast we announced that Ignatius Press has published a special edition of "Unplanned" with exclusive bonus content, including:
* Foreword by Fr. Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life
* Introduction by David Bereit, our 40 Days for Life national director, on the power that prayer played in Abby's conversion (you will LOVE this!)
* Publisher's Note from Fr. Joseph Fessio, student and friend of Pope Benedict XVI, and founder of Ignatius Press, on the monumental impact that he expects to see due to Abby's book
To make things even better for the webcast, Ignatius Press slashed prices on the "Unplanned" special edition by 35% -- their very best pricing!
Unfortunately, the flood of orders -- combined with what appears to be a vicious, orchestrated "denial of service" attack by those who don't want you reading Abby's book -- caused the Ignatius web server to crash during our webcast, and many people could not get their copies of "Unplanned."
But are we going to let abortion advocates win the day? NO!!
Instead, let's use this opportunity to send Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry a message.
DAY ONE is the most important day of sales for a new book. Let's rally together TODAY to set sales records and send "Unplanned" up the bestseller charts on the first day it is available.
That will send shock waves through the abortion business, and will get the attention of the secular media -- helping to spread this message far and wide!
Now, let me be totally transparent ... 40 Days for Life is not being compensated a single nickel for promoting this book. We just believe in it 100% and want to share it with everyone we know!
With that said, Ignatius Press worked late into the night fortifying their web servers -- and now they're ready! Go grab copies of "Unplanned" for yourself, friends, family members, people at church, and other pro-lifers at:
But make sure to do it TODAY, if at all possible, so it counts toward DAY ONE totals.
Let's make this a tipping point moment in our efforts to end abortion!
Shawn Carney Campaign Director 40 Days for Life
P.S.- As you read "Unplanned" you will be in awe to discover the vital role 40 Days for Life played in Abby's conversion -- underscoring the importance of your prayers and efforts! Prepare to be blessed as you read this book:
P.P.S.- The next 40 Days for Life campaign will be conducted from March 9 - April 17. Many people have asked when their city can apply to participate in that campaign. The answer: starting next Monday, January 17! Stay tuned for more details.