Abby Johnson describes God’s mercy as “fierce” – that is, His mercy is marked by unrestrained zeal, intensity, and highly determined activity.
Abby experienced God’s “fierce mercy” after working for eight years as an employee and clinical director for Planned Parenthood. God transformed her life in 2009 when Abby assisted with an ultrasound-guided abortion. She watched in horror as a 13-week baby lost its life to the abortionist. In that moment, the scales fell from Abby’s eyes, and she realized the ugly reality of abortion.
The horror of abortion is far more than the number of babies lost. It’s a scourge that eats away at the hearts and consciences of post-abortive mothers, abortion doctors, technicians, clinic workers, and those who support and contribute to the abortion industry. All are poisoned by the sin of abortion.
They need God’s fierce mercy.
Jesus said, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. Go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners” (Matthew 9:12-13).
On our Focus on the Family Broadcast “Experiencing God’s Mercy After Leaving the Abortion Industry,” Abby shares her journey of transformation and encourages Christians in the pro-life community to have compassion and godly forgiveness toward people who have been touched by the evil of abortion.
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Abby Johnson’s book Fierce Mercy: Daring to Live Out God’s Compassion in Bold and Practical Ways is available for a gift of any amount. I’d love to send you a copy for becoming a special partner with us through our monthly “Friends of Focus on the Family” program. It’s a small way of saying thank you for touching others with the love of Christ. You’ll also receive member-exclusive benefits. To make your pledge, or for more information, click here or call 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459).
Abby Johnson is the founder of ProLove Ministries, which connects resources and identifies blind spots in the pro-life movement.