As part of the Major Speakers program, which invites leading Christian thinkers to speak on campus, Christendom will welcome pro-life advocate Abby Johnson on April 6 at 7:00pm in the St Lawrence Commons
Johnson is a leading pro-life activist and travels the globe sharing her story and informing the public about the reality of abortion. A former employee of Planned Parenthood, Johnson was successful in the organization, rising to become the organization’s youngest clinic director. But, after being asked to assist with an ultrasound guided abortion and seeing a 13-week baby clearly in pain as it was dismembered, Johnson became convinced that abortion truly ends a life and has since been speaking out against abortion.
Johnson has since founded the ministry And Then There Were None which ministers to abortion clinic employees who want to leave the industry. This organization has helped hundreds of former abortion workers to leave the industry and find healing.
Johnson’s story gained visibility with the 2019 film Unplanned which is based on her memoir. The major motion film chronicles her change of heart, legal struggle to leave Planned Parenthood, and decision to speak out against the abortion industry.
The Major Speakers Program is an important aspect of Christendom College’s academic life, offering the opportunity for cultural, intellectual, and spiritual enrichment beyond the classroom. The speaker series allows students to gain greater insight into important issues and to interact with leaders in the Church and in society. Major Speaker events are open to the public and attendance is encouraged.