There are a number of issues which divide American society right now, but probably none is so passionately contested on both sides as abortion.
In the battle for Life, there are many strategies:
- — legislative campaigns, which have made some headway on the state level;
- — clinic-based ministries which reach pregnant young women;
- — media-based information campaigns on billboards, in magazines and newspapers, in direct mailings.
But now there is an effort being made to reach into the abortion industry in a whole new way, by communicating directly with the abortion workers, many of whom are just as conflicted as anyone else on this issue. And Then There Were None (ATTWN), which grew out of the 40 Days For Life ministry, was founded by former abortion clinic worker Abby Johnson, who left the industry in 2009.
ATTWN appeals to the consciences of these workers (overwhelmingly women), counselling and encouraging them in the sometimes difficult decision to quit their jobs in the industry. Although only a little over a year old, ATTWN has helped 38 workers to leave the abortion business and secure other work.