This will not be an enjoyable read.
That’s the opening line in the preface of former Planned Parenthood clinic director, Abby Johnson’s new book, The Walls Are Talking: Former Abortion Clinic Workers Tell Their Stories. She was right. It wasn’t enjoyable, yet I couldn’t put it down. As each chapter ended I wanted to throw the book across the room or I’d just stare at it with a confused heart and mind. But any good piece of art or literature should do exactly what this book did: challenge you to think, discover and hopefully respond.
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like inside the walls of an abortion facility, The Walls Are Talking will give you that perspective thanks to the collection of stories shared by former clinic workers. Each chapter was disturbing, yet compelling. Hope-draining, yet inspiring. What a roller-coaster! The good news is that Abby’s non-profit And Then There Were None is working with these courageous people to give others a chance to get out and start a new life.
While this election year falls in the Year of Mercy, mercy is far from the lips of most noise-makers. That’s why this book is so important. The Walls Are Talking humanizes the people who many of us have, in our minds, turned into monsters. It gives us a fresh perspective on the importance of peaceful sidewalk counseling and prayers. And it will enliven the urgency to take the petition to our heavenly Father that no woman will ever feel like abortion is her only or best option.
My co-host and I had the privilege of interviewing Abby Johnson about The Walls Are Talking for Spirit FM, the radio station for which I host the morning show. I invite you to listen!
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