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Former Planned Parenthood Director to Speak

Abby Johnson wrote unPlanned about her journey.

Posted: Monday, April 5, 2011

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STEUBENVILLE, OH—Abby Johnson, former Planned Parenthood director and author of unPlanned, will speak in Finnegan Fieldhouse at Franciscan University of Steubenville on Monday, April 18 at 8:30 p.m. A major new leader in the pro-life movement who will enter the Catholic Church at Easter, Johnson will speak about her transition from an abortion clinic director for Planned Parenthood to a pro-life advocate.

Johnson's talk is sponsored by Franciscan University's Students for Life club. "For many years we have been praying outside abortion clinics and Planned Parenthood," said Brother John Paoletti, MIC, club president. "Abby Johnson is a witness that our prayerful presence has a powerful impact on the women who enter and on the employees." Noting that the fruits of Johnson's conversion are abundant in her two years in the pro-life movement, he added, "The pro-life movement is stronger than ever today and much of that has do with the courage of Abby Johnson."

Johnson will be received into the Catholic Church five days after her talk at Franciscan University. The event begins with a short pro-life musical performance by Franciscan students. After her talk, Johnson will sign copies of her book, which can be purchased for $20. There is no charge for the event, though donations will be accepted to help defray costs.

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