Life Legal Defense Foundation once again joins with the pro-life community to mourn the over 50 million lives destroyed by legal abortion as we approach the 38th anniversary ofRoe v. Wade (Roe), the infamous 1973 United States Supreme Court decision that made abortion possible for any reason, or no reason at all, the entire nine months of pregnancy. In doing so, we commend to you Unplanned, authored by Abby Johnson, former Director of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas, who now is pro-life.

Ignatius Press, the book’s publisher, writes in the publishers note authored by Fr. Joseph Fessio,

“Abby Johnson quit her job in October 2009. That simple act became a national news story because Abby was the Director of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas who, after participating in her first actual abortion procedure had a profound change of heart, and walked across the road to join the Coalition for Life.
Unplanned is a heart stopping personal drama of life-and-death encounters, a courtroom battle, and spiritual transformation that speaks hope and compassion into the political controversy that surrounds this issue. Telling Abby’s story from both sides of the abortion clinic property line, this book is a must-read for anyone who cares about the life versus rights debate and helping women who face crisis pregnancies.”

To purchase a copy of her book today, visit the book’s page at Ignatius Press. Not only does Life Legal recommend her book, so do other pro-life leaders. Below are two such endorsements.

“Abby’s story is one of great moral courage in an age that groans for lack of it. Hers is a modern parable of hope for us all, witnessing to the truth that sets the human heart free. A riveting story.”

—Marjorie Dannenfelser, President, Susan B. Anthony List.

“Beautifully written, intimate and honest. A wonderful portrait of the power of truth and grace working in the human heart.”

—Archbishop Charles Chaput

Life Legal invites you to celebrate with us by reading Unplanned as Ms. Johnson is added to the list of former pro-abortion public figures, such as Norma McCorvey (Jane Roe ofRoe), Dr. Bernard Nathanson (founder of NARAL and by his own admission, one of the principal conspirators in Roe), and others, who have changed their position on abortion to one of life.

As we quickly approach the January 22nd anniversary of Roe, join Dana Cody, President and Executive Director of Life Legal Defense Foundation, as she is interviewed by EWTN at the March for Life. The interview will take place on the Capitol Mall and air worldwide January 24, 2011, between 11 a.m.–12 p.m., EST, on the EWTN network in your area. It will be re-broadcast at 11 p.m. EST on the 24th and also on Saturday, Jan. 29th at 2 p.m. EST. You can find the EWTN TV channel in your area by visiting Or you can watch a live television feed of EWTN on the internet.

Pray to end abortion!