Abby Johnson, Founder and CEO of And Then There Were None (ATTWN), will be among several panelists telling their stories about working in the abortion industry. ATTWN is a registered nonprofit organization that exists to help abortion clinic workers leave the abortion industry. ATTWN is pro-life without exceptions. While we believe in and wholeheartedly support all peaceful pro-life efforts, ATTWN seeks to end abortion from the inside out.
ATTWN launched a powerful billboard campaign in Colorado Springs, Colorado from September through October of 2017. Here is an excerpt from their website:
“Entering into the Colorado Springs market is a key component of our strategy of reaching as many abortion workers as possible with our message that we are there for them and can help them when they want to leave their jobs,” said Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood director who now runs And Then There Were None (ATTWN).
According to the Guttmacher Institute, there were about 13,160 abortions in 2014. Additionally, late-term abortionist Warren Hern is based in Colorado, as is Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, the second largest Planned Parenthood affiliate nationally.
The billboards read “NO ONE GROWS UP WANTING TO WORK IN AN ABORTION CLINIC. WE CAN GET YOU OUT. WWW.ABORTIONWORKER.COM”
ATTWN is a nonprofit that launched in 2013 and is based in Texas, yet work with people all around the nation. They seek to end abortion from the inside out, helping abortion workers quit their jobs and providing them with career counseling, financial help, spiritual direction, and psychological aid. Since ATTWN's inception, over 375 abortion workers have quit their jobs in the abortion industry. All services provided by ATTWN are free of charge.
“We are excited about the prospect of reaching more abortion workers than ever with our new billboards in Colorado Springs,” said Johnson. “I never wanted to work in an abortion clinic when I was growing up – and neither did many of our former abortion workers. We all thought it would be different, that we would be helping people. But it was the complete opposite – we were hurting far too women who came through our doors.”
“We will be there every step of the way for abortion workers who want to quit. We love quitters,” said Johnson. For more information, please see www.abortionworker.com.
When I left the abortion industry in 2009, I knew that my calling was to work with current and former abortion clinic workers. Honestly, I know the deception of the abortion industry very well. I started working at Planned Parenthood in 2001 and progressed to the position of Health Center Director. In the last year of my employment, many things began to disturb me…the increase in our clinic’s abortion quota, our new desire to expand late term abortion services and in the end watching a 13 week old child in the womb struggle for his life during an abortion procedure. I started this ministry because I realized that there must be many people like me; people who want to leave the industry but feel alone. We never want a lack of money or fear of acceptance to be a reason that someone stays in the abortion industry. We often say that women deserve better than abortion…we believe clinic workers deserve better, too. I graduated from my university with an undergraduate degree in psychology and a graduate degree in counseling. The most important thing to know is that I believe in forgiveness, mercy, and redemption. No one is beyond the amazing power of Christ and His love."