FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sarah Zagorski
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.