This is former abortion clinic worker and current pro-life activist Abby' Johnson's Facebook status from yesterday, June 6, 2013 ...
I'm going to share with all of you an answer to prayer that I received. For months, I have been praying about the various strategies used in our movement. When I first left Planned Parenthood, I believed that we should do pretty much ANYTHING to end abortion (nothing violent, of course). I was one of those people who really believed that whatever we did, it was justifiable because abortion is so horrific. I think the majority of pro-lifers are in that same boat.
Then I started my clinic worker ministry. We started to see things happen...clinics shutting down for good because of the work of former workers, information was shared that we wouldn't have ever known unless these workers had left, etc. And that's when I really started to wrestle with this idea. Is it really okay to do anything in order to fight against abortion? So, I prayed about it...for many months. I feel like I finally have clarity about this.
I wondered if it was okay to be deceitful in order to fight abortion? I wondered if it was okay to ultimately sin in order to fight this horror? Was it okay to separate ourselves from God (because of this sin) in order to potentially save babies? Several years ago, I would have said yes...well, just a few months ago, I would have said yes. But now I feel differently.
I have found that throughout my journey, God keeps revealing things to me, and this is one of them. Some of you may think that is crazy...but it is what it is. :) We have never deceived anyone in our ministry. We have never lied. We have never been dishonest...yet, we are continually blessed by Christ...babies are being saved...clinics are closing.
I realize now that I must actually repent for my previous way of thinking. I was "okay" with sin just to fight abortion. That, in a way, makes me hypocrite. I feel strongly that I must stand against ALL sin...no matter what the end result could possibly be.
Please understand that I am not bashing anyone who continues to believes that sinful means justify the ends. I get it...I used to feel that way, too. I just simply wanted to share something that, I believe, God has revealed to me. :)