Abby Johnson, born July 10, 1980, is an American anti-abortion activist. Abby has previously worked as a director at “Planned Parenthood”. She soon resigned in 2009 after watching an abortion on ultrasound. People do challenge her conversion and a few reporters are still investigating it. Abby also has a memoir named “Unplanned” that was made into a movie in 2019.
Quick Facts and Information on Abby Johnson
|Full Name / Real Name||Abby Johnson|
|Birthday / Date of Birth||July 10, 1980|
|Born Country||The United States of America|
|Education (High School / College / University)||Sam Houston University|
|Wife / Husband||Doug Johnson|
|Children (Son, Daughter)||8 Kids|
|Social Media||Facebook / Twitter / Instagram|
|Net Worth & Salary||~$1 million|
|Height||5 ft 4 in|
Abby Johnson’s Educational History and Family
Abby Johnson grew up in Rockdale, Texas. Abby attended and graduated from Rockdale High School. Subsequently, she received her Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Psychology from Texas A&M University. Abby pushed her education forward and got her Master’s Degree of Arts in Counseling from Sam Houston University.
Her parents’ names are not disclosed to the public, but they were conservative. Being raised in a conservative family, Abby did end up being opposed to abortion naturally but eventually managed to be more educated about the process. After years of experience, Abby would change her beliefs again and be an anti-abortion activist.
Abby Johnson visited the church regularly; every time the doors were open, so she said. Abby participated in the youth group of her school and was an educative student in her high school. She confessed to being “pro-life” even as a kid. She eventually went to college and attended a volunteer fair during her junior year.
Abby Johnson’s Early Life And Introduction To Abortion
While attending her college’s volunteer fair, she ended up attending the Planned Parenthood booth and got drawn into the planned parenthood education.
“What caught my attention at the Planned Parenthood booth was the hot pink. It was my favorite color, and the Planned Parenthood booth was drowning in hot pink.”
The woman she met in the booth played an important part in changing her views about abortion. In the booth, Abby learned about planned parenthood, including tests ad exams for men and women who were planning to be/not be parents. Abby initiated her volunteering work and later found out that the booth offered abortion services, then got drawn in and gave abortion a better chance.
Abby Johnson’s Career
Soon after graduation, Abby Johnson started her career in the abortion industry with Planned Parenthood. Her career started in 2005 as a paid employee. In the initial years of her career, Abby counseled many women and she stated that most cases didn’t make sense to her.
” […]almost all of the women who I counseled were contracepting, yet were having abortions. It didn’t make sense to me. It didn’t seem like their goal of expanding the use of contraception was reducing the number of abortions”
Abby Johnson continued working at the Planned Parenthood clinic. Eventually, she got the title of Employee of the Year in 2008. While pursuing her career as an abortion counselor, Abby encountered a lot of difficulty with her own thoughts. Abby had a lot of conflicting thoughts about abortion, and to make things worse, she also got death threats from local anti-abortion groups.
Abby soon resigned in 2009 and contacted the leader of the local anti-abortion group. Johnson accused Planned Parenthood of trying to increase the number of abortions. However, the spokesperson for Planned Parenthood stated Johnson’s accusations to be completely false, and Abby couldn’t disprove this.
Afterward, Abby Johnson officially became a member of the Coalition for Life anti-abortion group. Besides this, Abby also authored two books as an anti-abortion activist. Her books are named “Unplanned” and “The Walls Are Talking: Former Abortion Clinic Workers Tell Their Stories”, which were released in 2011 and 2016 respectively.
Additionally, Abby also runs an anti-abortion ministry named “And Then There Were None”. ATTWN lobbies abortion clinic workers to leave the industry and provides financial support and counseling to those who follow through. She was also part of the 2017’s women’s march against Donald Trump.
Abby Johnson’s Published Books
Abby’s first book, Unplanned, was a huge success. Unplanned is based on her experiences as an employee at Planned Parenthood. The book covers how her resignation became a national news story because Abby held the position of Director at Planned Parenthood. The book gives Abby’s personal perspective about the witnessing of her first actual abortion procedure.
Unplanned is a heartstopping personal drama of life-and-death encounters, a courtroom battle, and spiritual transformation that speaks hope and compassion into the political controversy that surrounds this issue. Telling Abby’s story from both sides of the abortion clinic property line, this book is a must-read for anyone who cares about the life versus rights debate and helping women who face crisis pregnancies.
Her second book narrates the harrowing and life-changing experiences of former abortion clinic workers, including those of Abby Johnson, who once directed abortion services at a large Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas.
These individuals, whose names have been changed to protect their identities, left their jobs in the abortion industry after experiencing a change of heart. They have come forward with their stories, not for fame or notoriety, but to shed light on the reality of abortion. This book is focused on changing the perspective of anyone who could be pro-abortion and might be doubting their beliefs.
Abby Johnson Kids / Husband / Married Life
Abby Johnson is married to Doug Johnson and the couple is parents to their 8 kids. Doug is a stay-at-home father and husband. He was portrayed on-screen by actor Ryan Brooks in the movie Unplanned.
Abby and her husband Doug got married on 20th August 2005 which means they have been married for 15 years now. On the occasion of their 15th marriage anniversary, Abby dedicated an Instagram post to her husband where she wrote
Yesterday marked our 15th wedding anniversary. A year and half ago, we thought we would celebrate that day with a vow renewal and big celebration with our closest friends and family. Instead, I was on a plane to DC and Doug was holding down the fort with our 8 kiddos. This life is nothing like we thought it would be, but I couldn’t imagine being on this wild ride with anyone else. God gave me the best of the best.
When looking for a spouse, find one who is ready to wear funny costumes and go into battle with you. ❤️
Doug graduated from Sam Houston University in 2006 with a degree in Kinesiology. Doug originally planned to have a job in a gym, but instead ended up with teaching. After five years as a teacher, Doug and Abby had their first daughter, Grace.
After Grace’s birth, the couple decided to use an IUD and Doug became a stay-at-home father since it was better for their child. Eventually, Abby and Doug dropped the IUD birth control they were using and had 7 more kids. Doug also has a blog where he shares his personal insights on different topics.
Abby Johnson’s Recent Views on Racial Profiling
In a recent video posted on Youtube in June, Abby Johnson condoned the police racially profiling her adopted, biracial son. She was recorded saying,
“Statistically, my brown son is more likely to commit a violent offense over my white sons.”
She described her son Jude as an adorable, partially tanned little brown boy. She stated that her son would grow up to be a tall, large, intimidating brown man and defended the disproportionate rate at which Black men are arrested for crimes.
She brings up the prison statistics in the US, saying how the majority of the population in a prison are African-American males. She defends the US Police policy of “arresting the brown son since he is more likely to commit a crime over her white sons”. She also confessed that this wouldn’t make her angry if her brown son was arrested over her white sons.
However, Abby also came out saying that she would be angry if her brown son was treated “more violently than my white son”.
Abby Johnson’s Net Worth
From her previous job, her properties, and the earnings from her movie and books, Abby Johnson’s net worth can be estimated to be somewhere around $1 million.