Abby Johnson, an anti-abortion activist, spoke on Tuesday during the Republican National Convention.
ABBY JOHNSON: My name is Abby Johnson, and I spent eight years working for Planned Parenthood. But today, I am a pro-life activist. When I was in college, Planned Parenthood approached me at a volunteer fair. They talked about helping women in crisis and their commitment to keep abortion safe, legal, and rare. I was convinced to volunteer and later offered a full-time job as a medical assistant before my promotion to director of the clinic. I truly believed I was helping women. But things drastically changed in 2009.
In April, I was awarded Planned Parenthood's Employee of the Year award and invited to their annual gala where they present the Margaret Sanger award, named for their founder. Now, Margaret Sanger was a racist who believed in eugenics. Her goal, when founding Planned Parenthood, was to eradicate the minority population. Today, almost 80% of Planned Parenthood abortion facilities are strategically located in minority neighborhoods. And every year, Planned Parenthood celebrates its racist roots by presenting the Margaret Sanger award.
Later in August, my supervisor assigned me a new quota to meet-- an abortion quota. I was expected to sell double the abortions performed the previous year. When I pushed back, underscoring Planned Parenthood's public facing goal of decreasing abortions, I was reprimanded and told, abortion is how we make our money.