Many poor-choicers can't get over the fact that the director of a Planned Parenthood franchise had a change of heart and has renounced abortion.
It doesn't add up! Cries Amanda Marcotte.
Parenthood director to an anti-choice fanatic has more holes in it than a piece of Swiss cheese after being used for target practice. Johnson's story fits way too neatly into a bunch of easily disproven anti-choice myths, the main one being that all it takes is one glance at an ultrasound to cause someone to "realize" that hey! abortion removes a fetus from your uterus.
It would help if Amanda bothered to get the actual facts. Abby Johnson didn't have a conversion after seeing an ultrasound of a fetus.
She had a conversion after seeing the ultrasound of an abortion.
Anyone who has worked in or even spoken to someone about working in a clinic knows that there's not a lot of mystery around the procedure,
How often do abortionists WATCH the ultrasound as they're sucking the baby out of the uterus? And I don't see a "Doctor" besides her name. How much involvement does management have with an abortion?
"Probably seen" a lot of abortions? Speculation. She's not in the room watching it happen, right?
One of the most basic questions I have is this: How did Ms. Johnson become the director of a Planned Parenthood center that provides abortions up to 14 weeks - that is technically a second trimester abortion - without having seen an ultrasound image of a fetus in utero or an actual abortion being performed?
That's a question you should put to Planned Parenthood. After all, non-qualified medical personnel doing abortions is not unheard of by any means.
And she's only 29.
They're all defensive. They can't get over it: People like Bernard Nathanson, Anthony Levatino and other former abortionists come to realize that abortion takes a human life.
This is not news. They just can't get over that people come to realize that. They want to treat the killing of a fetus like it's something banal. But it's not.
Oh well. Their own inability to confront the nature of the fetus, and the act of abortion is our strength.
UPDATE from a Worldnet Daily:
She told WND the clinic was experiencing financial difficulties due to the economic downturn.
"Abortion is the most lucrative part of Planned Parenthood's operations," she said. "Even though they're two separate corporations, all of the money goes into one pot. With the family planning corporation really suffering, they depend on the abortion corporation to balance their budget, help get them out of the hole and help make income for the company."
She continued, "They really wanted to increase the number of abortions so that they could increase their income."
No vested financial interest in abortion whatsoever.
And her conversion:
Johnson explained that she resigned after she saw an ultrasound-guided abortion in which an unborn baby was vacuumed out of a woman's uterus.
"Ultrasound-guided abortions are not typically done in Planned Parenthood abortion centers because they're more time-consuming, and that's just not something that centers like that do," she said. "I'd never seen one of those done before. For whatever reason, the physician had called me back to assist with the procedure. When I saw that, that was really when my heart was changed."
Impossible! How could the picture of a screaming fetus possibly convince anyone that abortion takes a human life?