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.
Abortion is so terribly sad. I can only imagine how difficult it must be for people that are “stuck” in that field of work. I never think of them tho…Thankful to hear there is a place to help these people! Great article,Ann.
Very insightful, sad, heartbreaking, loving and so full of hope! I had not heard of this organization but so inspired that there is such a group of people that are willing to bring life from the ashes! The clinic workers are people who have families, bills to pay, etc. and once some of them realize what is truly happening I believe they truly do want to find a way out. So thankful this group exists to help the workers and the young women who see no way out but to destroy this living being inside them.
It brings to my mind an organization close to me that would help young women that find themselves trapped in the “dancing” industry in so-called gentleman’s clubs. I use that term lightly because to me those that attend are not Gentlemen! But these women also, are trapped in a job that they find less than honoring to themselves and others, but they can’t get out, for various reasons. This group “rescues” them and helps them recover and get on their feet in a more self honoring profession.
Kudos to those that see the need and are willing to help these people, mostly women, heal from some of life’s ugliest moments.
Very important story Ann!
Thanks so much for your feedback Jan. Hope you’ll keep stopping back!
Sarah, I had not thought of them until I read the book by Abby Johnson called unPlanned. But I just learned about the organization within the last couple days. I love that they are looking not only for partners to help financially but prayer partners as well. Thanks for your feedback. Please stop by again!
Thank you, Ann, for helping to spread this sort of information. Our culture is a battlefield of wounded souls who have no one to help them, because we are told that abortion is a personal right.
Thanks for your comments, Billy. I hope that you’ll stop back. I appreciate your feedback!