The new series “Beautiful Lives” hosted by Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood clinic director whose story was told in the film “Unplanned,” showcases her conversations with other former abortion industry workers.
Johnson’s five-part series is now streaming on PureFlix and reveals details about Planned Parenthood’s monthly abortion quotas and the pressure workers face to coerce women into having abortions. In the first episode, Johnson shares her own account. In episode two, she sits down with director at Duke University school of learning, Annette Lancaster, who’s also a former Planned Parenthood abortion clinic director.
Lancaster said Planned Parenthood sought her out for one of the larger clinics and she was initially “excited” to take the job. Up until that point, she had grown up feeling indifferent about abortion and said her spiritual life was shaky.
“I was in between churches and in between faiths when I started,” Lancaster told Johnson during the episode. “I was part of a Pentecostal church, so there were a lot of opinions back and forth that way. I kept it to myself about what I did because I knew a lot of members of the church were against abortion. But to me, I was looking at it as a managerial job; it was healthcare. I was going to be helping people, helping women, so I thought it was a great opportunity.”
She revealed the clinic trained workers to tell women abortion was “the best thing” for them and that they’d have a sense of “relief” after the procedure. Lancaster said women weren’t given much time to think about it, so they often complied. She then described seeing women cry during the procedure.
“Of course, the procedures themselves were bothersome to me. [And] just the way that women were being coerced, the way that women were being guided into having abortion procedures, even when they came in and they weren’t really sure which way they wanted to go,” she said. “If they wanted to have the procedure, or if they just wanted to come in for counseling, it seemed that all of the counseling that we gave them led them and guided them to having the procedure. That became very bothersome to me.
“A lot of those women afterward, I didn’t see a sense of relief. I didn’t see that they felt better,” Lancaster added. “Most of the time, what they wrote in the journals that we kept in the recovery room was that they were upset and that they did regret what they had done.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jeannie Law