June 4, 2019

Tuesday (Moderated) Open Thread (060419)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items which they believe need to be known. Rules are here.

Positivity: Former Planned Parenthood Director Who Inspired Pro-Life Movie ‘Unplanned’ Gives Birth to Baby Boy

Filed under: Life-Based News,Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Austin, Texas:

Published June 1, 2019 at 9:42am

Abby Johnson, the pro-life advocate whose brave story inspired the movie “Unplanned,” gave birth to a healthy baby boy on May 31.

Johnson did not know the baby’s gender until he was delivered, and posted on Twitter to make the exciting announcement.

“Our baby BOY is here!!! Welcome to the world, Fulton Johnson!” she wrote.

Fulton is welcomed by his parents and seven older siblings who live together in Texas.

On May 23, Johnson announced on Twitter that she had finished her last work-related duty and was officially on maternity leave.

On May 31, she updated her followers again with news that she and her husband were on the way to the hospital to welcome their new baby.

She also shared that her pregnancy had started out as twins, but sadly, Johnson lost “Baby A” in October.

“Losing one baby, but then also having one healthy baby growing is a really complicated feeling,” she wrote.

“The happiness, coupled with profound sadness is really weird…so I tried not to think about it too much.”

Johnson and her family placed a memorial stone at a Catholic cemetery in honor of Mary Maxine, the baby girl they lost.

Johnson is known for leaving her longstanding career with Planned Parenthood and becoming a fierce advocate for the pro-life movement. …

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