May 14, 2013

                                                  Contact: Sarah Zagorski

 Tel: 1.504.835.6520

Former Planned Parenthood Director in New TV Ads  

 NOLA Needs Peace Coalition Launches Television Campaign to Raise Awareness   


New Orleans, LA- Former Planned Parenthood Director and author of Unplanned, Abby Johnson, will be featured in NOLA Needs Peace Television Ads starting today. This television campaign will run for three weeks on WWL, WVUE, WGNO, WDSU, WHNO and additional television stations


Johnson worked for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast for eight years before resigning in 2009 after assisting in an ultrasound guided abortion at her clinic in Bryan, Texas. 

Johnson said of her experience at Planned Parenthood, "I was the Director of a Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Texas run by Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, the same Planned Parenthood affiliate now planning to build an abortion facility on Claiborne Avenue in New Orleans. In that position, my supervisors pressured me to increase revenue by increasing the number of abortion at our facility."


She filed a lawsuit against Planned Parenthood in 2009 claiming its Texas affiliate knowingly sent in approximately $6 million in false claims to Medicaid. 


The television ads will promote the message of the NOLA Needs Peace Campaign: "More Planned Parenthood=More Abortion." In addition, Johnson is assisting the NOLA Needs Peace Coalition in their mission to educate residents that a new Planned Parenthood facility will only add to the violence that occurs in New Orleans.  Abby Johnson will also be present at the NOLA Needs Peace Press Conference on Monday May 20th.   



If you would like more information or to schedule an interview please contact Sarah Zagorski with the NOLA Needs Peace Coalition at 504.835.6520 or via email To attain a press kit 






 Coalition Events


Visit for more information on these events!  Please make plans to attend.

  • Thursday May 16th: City-Wide Prayer and Awareness Meeting
    • Thursday May 16th at  
    • Franklin Ave Baptist Church  
    • 7:00 - 8:30 PM with Community Dinner at 6 PM
    • All are invited to attend | Pastors needed for United Prayer and Worship Session
    • Please RSVP at 
  • Monday May 20th: Press Conference and Gathering Next to PP Property
    • 6:00 PM at 4612 S Claiborne Ave New Orleans
    • Featuring  
      • Abby Johnson, former director of a PP abortion facility in southeast Texas 
      • Archbishop Gregory Aymond
      • Pastor Antoine Barriere
      • and more to come! 
    • Please join us!  Leaders needed to attend.  Please contact our office if you can make it at 504.835.6520. 
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