Thursday, May 5, 2011
Unplanned DVD Blog Review
Let me begin this review by being perfectly honest - I had no idea what this DVD was about until I hit "play" on my DVD player. I believe God works THROUGH us - whether we pay attention or not (at least I believe He works through those who LOVE and ADORE Him-and I DO!).
Those that know me well, know I was adopted as an infant. I ALWAYS knew I was adopted because my mother rocked me as an infanat and explained how special I was (BECAUSE I was adopted!); so I believed her! For a very long time I have had strong feelings against abortion (for obvious reasons!). As a matter of fact, I decided recently to start communicating those feelings to those in Washington, DC (I wrote to President Obama on the anniversary of Rowe vs. Wade and more recently to our State Senators regarding my disappointment in their votes to continue financial support for Planned Parenthood).
Having this DVD "drop" into my lap was, to me, a sign straight from God that I MUST do MORE to help protect the lives of the unborn! I MUST become more involved - as demonstrated on this amazing DVD. I will PRAY MORE (on this, the National Day of Prayer), I will participate locally in my support of CareNet, I will do whatever it takes-I WILL BE HIS HANDS AND FEET! And I am BEGGING YOU to join me!
Abby Johnson holds a B.S. in psychology from Texas A&M University and an M.A. in counseling from Sam Houston State University. She was hired by Planned Parenthood in 2005 and progressed to the position of community services director and health educator, where she served as liaison between the community and Planned Parenthood as media correspondent. Later promoted to health center director, Johnson ran both the family planning and abortion programs. In 2009 she left Planned Parenthood and joined the local Coalition for Life as a volunteer. Johnson now serves as Chief Research Strategist for Live Action and works on projects with the national 40 Days for Life campaign. She and her husband, Doug, have a young daughter and live in Texas.
Life is full of decisions, and every decision we make has an echo that affects our future.
PLEASE ALSO JOIN ME On May 17th at 8:00 PM, and be a part of the UNITE for LIFE webcast with Abby Johnson, a former abortion clinic director for Planned Parenthood. Join us for heartfelt discussions as Abby shares her long-held desire to help women in crisis, and the moment of pure awakening that led her to re-evaluate her life’s work.
During this webcast, hosted by Kelly Rosati, Vice President of Community Outreach for Focus on the Family, you’ll discover why Abby is now an advocate for the pro-life pregnancy centers and clinics around the nation that truly serve women and save lives. Special guests, representing over 2500 pregnancy care centers and clinics, include:
Dr. Peggy Hartshorn, President of Heartbeat International, heartbeatinternational.org
Tom Glessner, Founder and President of the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) www.nifla.org and
Melinda Delahoyde, President of Care Net, www.care-net.org, and
Lola French, CEO of the Canadian Association of Pregnancy Support Services, www.capss.com
Meet women who discovered that abortion was not their only choice and learn how they received the caring, confidential support they needed to choose life for their babies.
Plus, we’ll hear from Shawn Carney, co-founder of 40 Days for Life and former Executive Director of Coalition for Life, who befriended Abby when she worked at Planned Parenthood, tell how prayer and kindness are having a huge impact on those working at abortion clinics and speaking to the hearts of abortion-minded women.
If you’ve ever felt God’s calling to stand up for children who cannot speak for themselves; to raise your voice in defense of the preborn; if you want to help women who are face-to-face with the most difficult and important decision of their lives — and possibly change the future of abortion in our culture — join us at UniteForLifeWebcast.org on May 17 at 8pm.
The proceeds from the webcast will benefit the featured pro-life pregnancy care organizations (as well as Signal Hill in Canada), so we invite people from across the U.S. and Canada to join hands to help serve women and save lives.
Sign up today get a free download of an interview with Abby Johnson and Focus on the Family USA President, Jim Daly.
AS AN ADDED BONUS: I have a certificate for ONE FREE COPY of this amazing DVD to share! (I will be offering my copy to either of our Virginia State Senators or our House of Representative members. It's time they hear the truth about Planned Parenthood - from a previous inside source!) Submit a Comment on this blog post by Monday, May 9th, to enter! Be sure to include your mailing address (information will NOT be posted and held in strict confidence). The winner will be announced RIGHT HERE on Tuesday, May 10th! GOOD LUCK - you DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS LIFE-CHANGING DVD!