Abby Johnson is a famous voice in the pro-life movement. She left Planned Parenthood as a clinic director in 2009, joined Live Action as a research strategist, and then became Senior Policy Advisor for Americans United for Life in 2011. Readers can go to her official website and that of her autobiography unPLANNED.
Abby posted the following status on her Facebook page on Saturday, April 6.
I am so tired of the denominational divide. I don’t care if you are Baptist, Muslim, Atheist…whatever. If you are pro-life, I will stand with you. All of this fighting about religion is really ridiculous. Are there differences among all of us? Yes. Does that mean we can’t work together? Absolutely not. Just cut it out. While we fight, babies die.
I was horrified. I completely disagreed and said so, but almost no one took my side. They all agreed with Abby – spouting inclusivism, unity for life, and religious tolerance. One person even told me, “Why don’t you “unlike” Abby’s page? It’s obvious that you’re not a supporter, so go somewhere else to spread your venom. She’s done more pro-life education than you will ever do in your lifetime!” Hours later, Abby posted another Facebook status.
If you know me, then you know that I am a person who TRULY does not care what others think of me. I don’t do this work to win a popularity contest. And I don’t do it so people will respect me. I do this work for God. He’s is the ONLY one I care about pleasing. Oh, and my kids. I am trying to set the best example for them that I can…and that doesn’t involve being “liked.” We should really worry less about what people think about us and focus more on how we can serve God and help those in need.
Abby may not care what others think, but she had better care what God thinks. She claims she’s working for God and pleasing him, but standing with just anyone who claims they’re pro-life is not standing with God. Religious fighting isn’t ridiculous. Worse than that, aligning oneself with non-Christians like Muslims and atheists goes far beyond any “denominational divide.”
Atheists believe that “God is dead.” How can they be pro-life, since God is the author of life? Muslims don’t believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God. How can they be pro-life, since Christ is the “resurrection and the life” (John 11:25)? Fighting abortion is a spiritual battle and requires the spiritual weapon of prayer.
If we want God’s blessing and success in this battle, we must cut ourselves off from the forces of evil and darkness. We must not make “unholy alliances.” This is the problem with too many pro-life websites. They want people to be “for” life regardless of religion and sexuality. I’ve learned about “pro-life” pagans, Wiccans, atheists, and gays – along with Catholics and Protestants. Huh? The pro-life movement doesn’t need such voices! Read my blog post “40 Years of Roe v. Wade: The Natural Right to Life.”
King Jehoshaphat of Judah made an unholy alliance with King Ahab of Israel against Samaria. He told him, “I am as thou art, and my people as thy people; and we will be with thee in the war” (2 Chronicles 18:3). After Ahab died in battle, the prophet Jehu rebuked Jehoshaphat with these words: “Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the LORD? Therefore is wrath upon thee from before the LORD.” (2 Chronicles 19:2, emphasis added) When Israel disobeyed God by marrying sinners after their return from Babylon, Ezra prayed, “After all that is come upon us for our evil deeds, and for our great trespass, seeing that thou our God hast punished us less than our iniquities deserve, and hast given us such deliverance as this; should we again break thy commandments, and join in affinity with the people of these abominations? Wouldest not thou be angry with us till thou hadst consumed us, so that there should be no remnant nor escaping?” (Ezra 9:13-14, emphasis added)
Throughout the Bible, God tells his people not to make alliances in war and in marriage against those oppose him. If we make a covenant of peace with God, we must always be at war with His enemies. Light and darkness, holiness and sin, life and death cannot co-exist. They cannot even eat at the same table.
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. (2 Corinthians 6:14-18, emphasis added)
Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. (James 4:4, emphasis added)
Abby Johnson and her supporters are willing to align with “anyone or anything” who drives out Planned Parenthood and the pro-abortion agenda. But as long as they align with spiritual forces opposed to Jesus Christ – atheism, Islam, and other religions – they won’t succeed. They may die in the process. 911 Babies knows fighting abortion is a spiritual battle. Why not Abby Johnson?
Abby was reared Southern Baptist, but she left when this denomination opposed her work with Planned Parenthood. After she left them to join the pro-life movement, Abby joined the liberal Episcopal Church (where she felt unwelcome – what a surprise) and then the Roman Catholic Church in December 2011. Spiritually, Abby is a mess. I fear she doesn’t know what religious differences are or why they matter.
This is all assuming Abby is who she claims to be and not a double agent of Planned Parenthood, planted in the pro-life movement in order to sabotage them. Minutes after I commented on Abby’s status, disagreeing with her and stating why, all my comments were deleted and I was blocked. The one person who agreed with me, saying that unless Jesus is welcome at the pro-life table she’s not interested, was also blocked. Abby censors and silences all opposition, even when pro-life. She does not give people a voice. Why?