When I was young, I enjoyed the various movies made of the Agatha Christie murder mystery called And Then There Were None. But yesterday, I discovered an organization called And Then There Were None which is all about Life. I’d like to tell you a bit about it.
Yesterday was the National March for Life in Washington, DC. In many towns and cities across our nation, similar marches were held. Many individuals along with church groups marched. Here in Tucson, the Missouri Lutherans joined the Roman Catholics for the local March for Life. I was excited to see that ecumenical partnership for the cause of life.
Early yesterday I read an article about why one employee of Planned Parenthood left her job. I have to warn you, the article reduced both my husband and me to tears. You can read it here: ‘We Were Crying’: One Woman Shares Why She Left Planned Parenthood
Because of that article, I learned of a Non-Profit Organization called: And Then There Were None. It exists to help abortion workers transition out of the abortion industry. They seek to walk beside people who once worked in the abortion industry during their entire journey to heal and make new lives. They offer transitional financial help, legal help, help finding new employment, emotional support, and spiritual guidance. To quote from their website:
And Then There Were None (ATTWN) is a registered nonprofit organization that exists to help abortion clinic workers leave the abortion industry. ATTWN is pro-life without exceptions. While we believe in and wholeheartedly support all peaceful prolife efforts, ATTWN seeks to end abortion from the inside out.
The founder of the organization is Abby Johnson, whose book unPlanned, I wrote about in January of 2015. You can read that blog post here: A Little Bit Pregnant
Abby Johnson founded And Then There Were None (ATTWN) in 2009 to assist others who, like her, wanted to break away from their work in the abortion industry. I think what impressed me most about the organization is the comprehensive long-term support that they realized would be needed to help these former abortion industry workers transition to a new life. It is very impressive. Here is a link to what all they offer: How we help Abortion Workers
They ask for partners for this ministry. Partners who offer prayer and also partners who can help financially. If you or your church would like to take up this cause, please reach out to them.
Abortion has been a horrible wound for many. So many families and women who have been touched by abortion. I am happy to learn about this ministry. Abby Johnson was recruited to work at Planned Parenthood when she was a college student and believed them when they said that they wanted abortions to be rare, but safe. If you haven’t already read her book, unPlanned, I would urge you to read that. But I would also urge you to read her open letter to abortion industry workers. She joined Planned Parenthood because she wanted to help You can read it here: Open Letter from Abby Johnson
Regardless of your views on abortion – I would urge you to take a look at the various links I have provided, both to the article above and to the multiple links I have provided to this non-profit organization And Then There Were None. Abortion doesn’t just affect women and their babies. Abortion causes wounds that need prayer and help to heal. This organization is a blessing for that healing.