The ministry founded by national pro-life leader Abby Johnson is kicking off its Exodus 2023 campaign by urging individuals who work in the abortion industry to walk out of their jobs on Good Friday.
And Then There Were None (ATTWN) works solely to help abortion workers leave their jobs and obtain new ones. The group helps new job seekers with resume writing, and offers free counseling and healing retreats for those former abortion workers who have been traumatized by their prior jobs.
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“Now’s the time to leave your jobs in the abortion industry,” Johnson says, urging current abortion workers to join the more than 640 former industry workers who have quit.
“There’s no better time to quit the abortion industry than right now,” said Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood director in Texas who now runs ATTWN.
“Abortion workers are some of the most overlooked employees in the country with needs that extend far beyond what our culture has even considered addressing,” she said in a statement. “Many of the abortion workers who have left the industry suffer PTSD, have struggled with suicidal thoughts, and have battled some kind of substance abuse. We can help. We have helped more than 640 abortion workers leave their jobs and find healing.”
ATTWN hosted a webcast on Monday evening with Johnson, David Bereit, and other former abortion workers.
Additionally, the ministry will be working with sidewalk advocates and through social media to get the word out about the walk-out to abortion workers.
The ministry will provide sample resignation letters to any workers who need one. An experienced resume writer is ready to help former abortion workers to restyle their resumes while client managers will assist in finding new jobs, obtaining counseling, and encouraging them to attend healing retreats. All of these services are free, ATTWN states.
“No one grows up wanting to work in the abortion industry,” said Johnson, explaining:
The transformation we see in our workers who have left is undeniable. The peace and relief they feel is palpable. It’s not normal to work in an industry that takes innocent lives by the thousands every day or to see what these workers have seen. There are so many other better options for them and we can be that bridge to help them get out.
Johnson founded ATTWN in 2012 which, to date, is the only ministry that focuses on helping former abortion workers.
The group notes that, in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, many abortion clinics are closing or short-staffed, leaving remaining workers to participate in activities to which they may not have been assigned at the outset of their jobs.
“Most people who work in the abortion industry started there because they wanted to help women but soon found out that is hardly the case at all,” said Johnson. “Many were hired as receptionists but ended up putting together pieces of aborted babies in the lab. Others were hired as nurses but ended up having to cover up statutory rape and abuse or lie about gestational age.”
“To all of these abortion workers: leave,” Johnson urged. “We can help you.”
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