Review: Unplanned by Abby Johnson

978-1-4143-9654-5

“self deception is a powerful force. So is confession.” (pg 99, lines 3-4)

Thanks to Tyndale House for sending me this complimentary copy to review, and to Abby Johnson for sharing her story.


Abby Johnson tells her story of being a young college student who volunteered at her local Planned Parenthood clinic, growing within the company to become director, then resigning after almost a decade. In this book you see Abby’s heart for helping women in crisis. Her story is one of open honesty on what led her to start as a dedicated volunteer and what made her change from pro-choice to pro-life.

Unplanned is a moving, thought-provoking, and stereotype-smashing story. Abby shows you first-hand that there is good and bad on both sides of the pro-choice vs. pro-life battle. It is not as simple as “pro-lifers are good” and “pro-choicers are bad”. There were truly kind-hearted people doing what they honestly thought was best for their clients at her clinic, and there were equally misguided pro-lifers who did not take their actions into consideration and caused serious damage to the reputation of all pro-lifers.

I could not put this book down without forcing myself. All throughout my reading I was reminded of Genesis 50:20, where something meant for evil is used by God for good. Unplanned is a powerful, amazing, and humbling experience, proving that God does indeed turn our regretted past into something for His glory.

My rating: Five stars. gold stargold stargold stargold stargold star

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