Conversion of Planned Parenthood Director Shows that There is Always Hope says Dr. Alveda King

Priests for Life

For Immediate Release

November 4, 2009

Atlanta, GA – Dr. Alveda King, Pastoral Associate of Priests for Life, commented today on Abby Johnson, the former director of a Planned Parenthood clinic who quit and became pro-life after actually viewing an ultrasound of an abortion as it was taking place.

“The lesson that Abby Johnson teaches is a lesson of great hope,” said Dr. King.  “No one can escape the power of the truth.  They can try to deny it, ignore it, or hide it, but they can’t escape it.  We at Priests for Life minister all the time to former abortion providers and guide them to repentance and healing. And we see people who, like Abby Johnson, repent of abortion only after they have seen it face to face. Let’s hold all of them up in prayer.”

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