Tuesday, November 3, 2009

"A Spiritual Conversion"

Not my words. Her words.

The former director of a Planned Parenthood clinic in southeast Texas says she had a "change of heart" after watching an abortion last month — and she quit her job and joined a pro-life group in praying outside the facility.

Abby Johnson, 29, used to escort women from their cars to the clinic in the eight years she volunteered and worked for Planned Parenthood in Bryan, Texas. But she says she knew it was time to leave after she watched a fetus "crumple" as it was vacuumed out of a patient's uterus in September.

Fr. Pavone says it all the time. America won't oppose abortion until America sees abortion.

'When I was working at Planned Parenthood I was extremely pro-choice," Johnson told FoxNews.com. But after seeing the internal workings of the procedure for the first time on an ultrasound monitor, "I would say there was a definite conversion in my heart ... a spiritual conversion."

Grace is a weird thing. Anyone praying for a person's conversion should keep that in mind. A lot of folks might have given up on Ms. Johnson here. God didn't.

Marvelous as this is, let's not let the joy in where she is now lead us to forget exactly what it is that she is converting from:

Johnson said she became disillusioned with her job after her bosses pressured her for months to increase profits by performing more and more abortions, which cost patients between $505 and $695.

"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,'" Johnson told FoxNews.com. "It's a very lucrative business and that's why they want to increase numbers."

To some people, this will actually be a newsflash. The Hillarys and Baracks of the world will sing us a myriad of hymns praising the virtues of Planned Parenthood and Margaret Sanger. When we get down to the brass tacks, though, we are talking about an organization born with a vision of genocide and now fueled by the engine of greed.

How much does a life cost? Somewhere between $505 and $695. I wonder if Michael Moore will do a movie on this aspect of capitalism. Of course, Planned Parenthood denies all this. Sort of:

"Planned Parenthood's focus is on prevention," wrote Diane Quest, the group's National Media Director. "Nationwide, more than 90% of the health care Planned Parenthood affiliates provide is preventive in nature," explaining that a "core component the organization's mission is to help women plan healthy pregnancies and prevent unintended pregnancies."

"Focus on prevention." Sounds like we're talking about a virus or some kind of infection, doesn't it? I hope that everyone realizes that this is the foundation of their opposition to any sort of ultrasound services for mothers considering abortion. Once you stop looking at the child as a bacteria and see it as a person, murder gets to be a lot harder. Interestingly enough, the same logic applies to serial killers, who see their victims as objects rather than as human beings (read any book by John Douglas for an analysis of this).

But Johnson said her bosses told her to change her "priorities" and focus on abortions, which she said made money for the office at a time when the recession has left them hurting.

"For them there's not a lot of money in education," she said. "There's as not as much money in family planning as there is abortion."

Without a doctor in residence, she said, her clinic offered abortions only two days a month, but the doctor could perform 30 to 40 procedures on each day he was there. Johnson estimated that each abortion could net the branch about $350, adding up to more than $10,000 a month.

"The majority of the money was going to the facility," she said.

Once again, it's all about the Benjamins. Not about the babies.

1 comment:

Roisin said...

It's hard to imagine one abortion being performed, let alone 30 to 40 in a single day.