The director of an abortion clinic in Texas has quit her job after watching ultrasound footage of an abortion – and joined a pro-life group which protests outside the facility. Abby Johnson, 29, spent eight years working at the Planned Parenthood centre in Bryan, Texas, two of them as director.
Miss Johnson said her growing disillusionment with the pro-abortion movement reached “breaking point” when she watched an ultrasound of an abortion taking place.
She now supports Coalition For Life, an anti-abortion group based just yards away from her former workplace. Coalition For Life volunteers regularly hold prayer vigils outside the Planned Parenthood offices.
She told America’s Fox News how bosses had pressured her to increase profits by performing more and more abortions.
She said: “Every meeting that we had was, ‘We don’t have enough money, we don’t have enough money — we’ve got to keep these abortions coming’.”
“It’s a very lucrative business and that’s why they want to increase numbers.”
A spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood listed other services its health centres provide, but Miss Johnson says she was told to prioritise abortions when the effects of the recession were felt.
“There’s not as much money in family planning as there is abortion,” she commented.