Abby Johnson, ex-Planned Parenthood director and winner of the ‘Employee of the Year’ award from the organization, will be speaking at Georgetown University on April 20th, the same day as her former boss, Cecile Richards.
Georgetown University bills itself as a Catholic school but is still hosting the head of the largest abortion provider in the nation, whose views are in direct contradiction to the Catholic Church.
“Abby Johnson has personal experience at Planned Parenthood, and will reveal what the organization is really all about. It is important students learn about Planned Parenthood’s careless disregard for human life, and why Planned Parenthood is bad for women and children,” said Michael Khan, president of Georgetown Right to Life, an affiliate of the national pro-life youth organization Students for Life of America, and the group hosting Abby Johnson. “Amidst media bias and abortion defenders, Abby provides clarity to this debate and will offer a positive, life-affirming message of hope and love that defends the most defenseless.”
Georgetown Right to Life will also be setting up an educational display at the building where Ms. Richards will speak. The display, entitled We Don’t Need Planned Parenthood, uses large banners to call attention to Planned Parenthood’s lucrative abortion business, their acceptance of hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars a year, and the fact that there are other, more comprehensive health centers that do provide everything and more that Planned Parenthood does except abortions. Abby Johnson will be at the display to answer questions as well.
“Anytime Planned Parenthood shows up on a university campus to spread their anti-life propaganda, we should always hope for a strong, pro-life response,” said Abby Johnson, who currently runs a ministry for former abortion workers called And Then There Were None. “In this case, because a Catholic university has asked the president of the largest abortion corporation in our country to come and speak, we are more than happy to respond with life-affirming truth. If there was ever a time to take a stand against the abortion-promoting agenda of Planned Parenthood and their untruths, it is now. We must not allow them to infiltrate our Catholic institutions without resistance.”
“Instead of educating students of the Catholic Church’s doctrine on the protection of life, they bring in the president of the nation’s largest abortion provider, who last summer was revealed to have been involved in the harvesting and selling of baby body parts,” said Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America. “We are so proud of Georgetown Right to Life for proactively doing what their university should have done in the first place and inviting a courageous and dynamic pro-life woman to speak to the truth about abortion and equip students to persuasively discuss the greatest human rights tragedy in modern times.”
Abby Johnson will be speaking at 7:30pm in the historic Dahlgren Chapel on campus on Wednesday, April 20th. The We Don’t Need Planned Parenthood display will be set up in the Red Square and on the Regents Lawn, which is outside the Lohrfink Auditorim on where Cecile Richards will be speaking.
Facebook event is listed here.
Additionally, in conjunction with the Lecture Fund, the same group at Georgetown that is bringing Ms. Richards, Georgetown Right to Life is sponsoring a panel entitled “Life-Affirming Alternatives to Planned Parenthood” on Tuesday, April 19th at 6:15pm at the Copley Formal Lounge on campus. There will be a talk by Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Chair of the Select Investigative Panel on Planned Parenthood in the U.S. House of Representatives, who will address the audience and take questions. Then a panel of pro-life healthcare experts will follow. The panel is moderated by Dr. Jeanne Lord of Georgetown and includes Kathleen Eaton Bravo, Founder and CEO, Obria Medical Clinics, Astrid Bennett Gutierrez , Executive Director of Los Angeles Pregnancy Center and spokesperson and Vice President of Hispanics for Life and Human Rights, and Marguerite Duane, MD, MHA, FAAFP of Georgetown Medical School, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Fertility Appreciation Collaborative to Teach the Science (FACTS).
Lastly, Georgetown Right to Life will also host “Flag Day” on April 20th as part of their Cecile Richards protest. Flag Day consists of 3,600 flags on the Copley Lawn near the Front Gate to mark the number of abortions each day in the United States. They will also have one larger white flag this year for the women, who are also victims of abortion.