BRYAN, Texas (LifeSiteNews.com) - A district court judge denied Planned Parenthood's request for a gag order against Abby Johnson, the former director of a Houston-area Planned Parenthood abortion facility who quit her job following a conversion experience.
According to the Bryan-College Station Eagle, District Judge J.D. Langley dissolved a temporary restraining order against Johnson after concluding that Planned Parenthood's stated concerns over Johnson revealing security and business information was not enough to warrant the injunction.
The judge also denied a similar request Planned Parenthood directed at the Coalition for Life, the local pro-life organization that started the 40 Days for Life campaign five years ago at the same clinic where Johnson worked.
"I am gratified that Planned Parenthood has failed in its misguided effort to silence its former clinic director," said David Bereit, national director of 40 Days for Life.
Johnson said she was pleased with the court's decision, which opens the door for her to offer more specifics about her work at Planned Parenthood and the reasons she resigned.
Since quitting her job after watching an abortion procedure on an ultrasound machine, Johnson's story has received major media attention at a time when abortion has become the central issue in the national debate over health care reform.
While debating the health bill last week, Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) used Abby's conversion story in his floor remarks supporting an amendment to ban federal funding for abortion.
"The truth about abortion that Abby witnessed on an ultrasound machine at Planned Parenthood underscores the fact that abortion is not health care, and it should not be funded in any way by the government," commented Bereit.
Entire story here.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Planned Parenthood Gag Order Against Abby Johnson is Refused!
I've been following this story since Abby Johnson first stepped into the spotlight to tell how she went from being the director of a Planned Parenthood office to being an outspoken abortion protestor. I feel like I'm constantly putting up Sadie Frown's for abortion related stories and articles, so it's nice to be able to put up a Sadie smile about this dark subject. Here's the latest: