Abortion isn’t a hot issue with me. I find it morally troubling — much less so when performed very early, very much so when performed late term — but we seem determined to resolve the issue via the court system, so I don’t have much interest in the politics of it. This, however, caught my attention at the human level:
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. . . .
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. . . .”
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.”
The politically correct label is “pro choice,” but it’s tough to read this last part without concluding that “pro abortion” really is the more appropriate description.