Inside Out 39: Unplanned

01.10.11 | Kurt Goff

Inside Out - UnplannedPsalm 139:13-16 (ESV)
 For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there were none of them.”

Amazing words packed with truth beyond what we can even understand.

That’s the way it was for Abby Johnson.

Real life kicked in one choice at a time and she lost her Christian moorings.

Two abortions and an 8 year career with Planned Parenthood later she found a God who loved her more than she could ever imagine.

But in His great love he had to show her what abortion really is.

After assisting in one where ultrasound was used and she could see all of the horror in graphic detail…. that was it.

She walked away from the clinic and into a new life.

January is Sanctity of Human Life Month and I couldn’t think of a more powerful story to share with you than this one.

It’s eye opening as a behind the scenes look at the abortion industry.

But in this conversation you’ll find so much more.

If you’re considering abortion hear what Abby has to say just to you.

If you have an abortion in your past Abby has words just for you too.

May God meet you here.

That’s my prayer.

Comments

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on 01.10.11 Cheryl commented

God bless you for sharing your story!! I am a woman who gave her child up for adoption. I was only 17 and when my parents found out that I was pregnant they wanted me to have an abortion. I was almost forced to have the partial birth abortion but I fought my parents. I am not sorry that I made the decision to give her up for adoption. Your story will hopefully convict someone to make the choice I did or to keep the child. I am so glad that you have shared your story! God bless you richly!

on 01.10.11 Samantha B. commented

I was riveted by the podcast, as I too had two abortions earlier in my life. I have been a Christian since I was 16, but walked away and had these abortions when I was 22 and 24 beause I was not financially able to afford children. Now that I have rededicated my life back to Christ I am often haunted by the decisions that I made to have these procedures. I thank God that I serve a forgiving God who loves me, in spite of my past, Now that I am 40 I wonder what the faces of my babies may have looked like, and only the comfort of God prevents me from going crazy when these memories asault me. I thank Abby for her very candid words and the truth in her experience, and I thank you Family Life for making this available.

on 01.10.11 AMber commented

I really want to read this book. I fell victim to an abortion about a year ago and its the worst thing I have ever been through. I feel so much guilt and regret. I wish I could take it back. It was the worst during the months wen I was suppose to be pregnant, I would picture how far along I would be, just day dream in my head. I thank the Lord that he is here for me and forgives me because I dont know where I would be right now if it was not for my Lord Jesus. I loved my baby and still do
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on 01.10.11 Pam commented

Thank you for sharing this story. I would like to encourage women who have had an abortion to also contact their local Pregnancy Resource Center. I have had two abortions and volunteer with the local PRC and do a "Forgiven and Set Free" Bible study for post abortive women. I "hid" my secret for over 20 years before I finally was able to open up and accept God's forgiveness. This Bible study provides such healing for so many women whom have felt so lost, guilty, angry, worthless and not worthy of God's love and grace. Because I am post-abortive this helps the women feel that I can understand were they are at and I definitively do, I also love to see God work in each ladies life and the healing that happens is AWESOME!!! God is SO good and forgiving, he does not want us to carry this burden anymore!!!! We can walk in His love, mercy and forgiveness!! Don't hide another day, reach out to someone who can help you and provide help with God's love and forgiveness!! He is waiting for you with open arms!!

on 01.10.11 Tony commented

I was conceived when my mom was raped. Guys do not usually speak up on the topic of abortion but God has given me an unusual platform from which to speak. A year ago I started speaking out about abortion and my life as a testimony to God's grace. I have spoken at fundraisers for pregnancy centers and have been interviewed as well. One thing that I have learned is that abortion really hurts women. After nearly every talk I've given someone comes up to me and shares her story about abortion. God is doing a great work of healing through those who do tell their stories.

on 01.13.11 Sarah commented

Thank you for speaking so openly about what you've been through! I was amazed to hear this story because a month or two ago I noticed a Planned Parenthood Center near my workplace. On my lunch breaks I would take walks and I would usually pray for the patients inside, then pray for the center to shut down as I passed it. But one day I looked at it and thought, "What if a Christian worked at Planned Parenthood? What if one of the counselors inside got saved and began counseling the young women to keep their babies, instead of directing them toward abortion?" I had never thought of it before, and instead of praying for it to shut down I began to pray that the ladies inside would get saved and begin guiding these desperate young mothers toward Jesus! It's exciting to hear that your turning point took place right inside of Planned Parenthood. God can touch a person's heart any place He wants to!

on 01.18.11 Sharice commented

I feel as though I really need to read this book. As of tomorrow I will be delivering my 3rd child and she should be my 4th. Ive also fallen victim to abortion. Even though my reasoning at the time was rape, the guilt is still there. I can find no closure in this matter and I hope this book will help...

on 01.21.11 Tony commented

Sharice. I am a child of rape. I know several others who are also. But more importantly, I know several women who were raped some kept their child others aborted. Check out rebeccakiessling.com and look for "other stories" to find many, many testimonies on this subject.

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