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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Conversion Story, March 5, 2011
This review is from: Unplanned: The Dramatic True Story of a Former Planned Parenthood Leader's Eye-Opening Journey across the Life Line (Hardcover)
This is a highly engaging, personal conversion story. It's a fast read, and difficult to put down once you've started. Perhaps most powerful is the honesty with which Johnson examines the way she formerly understood Planned Parenthood's objectives and the sense of "mission" she had about working there. Helped me see that there are well-intentioned people at PP, who believe they are engaging in important service work, even if they don't understand the organization's larger pro-abortion mission and the degree to which abortion fuels PP's bottom line.

A couple of other powerful things that Johnson's story shows: the most effective way to defeat PP is through prayer and "drowning evil in an abundance of good." It was the genunine kindness of pro-lifers on the other side of the fence that went a long way in producing Johnson's conversion. By contrast, the more militant protesters (waving pictures of aborted babies and dressing up as the grim reaper) only served to harden the resolve of those in the clinic.

My only quibbles with the book are that she sometimes recreates long, extended passages of dialogue between herself and another person, without breaking it up with a conclusion or explanation of a larger point. And she'll launch into these dialogue passages unexpectedly. Other than this occasional, distracting reliance on dialogue, I don't have any other criticisms.

Bottom line: this is an outstanding book, and I highly recommend it. Particularly as a gift for someone who may be confused about what Planned Parenthood's mission really is.

And if you like this book, I'd also recommend Dr. Bernard Nathanson's "The Hand of God: A Journey from Death to Life by the Abortion Doctor Who Changed His Mind."
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