On July 15, 2019, Fox News published an Opinion piece by Abby Johnson, a leading pro-life leader, director of And Then There Were None, which helps abortion workers leave their jobs and find life-affirming ones, and author of “Unplanned: The Dramatic True Story of a Former Planned Parenthood Leader’s Eye-Opening Journey across the Life Line”, which has been made into a feature film of the same name.
Excerpts from “I went to border to help people. Members of Congress were shocked when I asked them to help, too” –
“We collected over $120,000 worth of items and a man from a local church in Houston donated an 18-wheeler to haul the items to the respite center run by Catholic Charities in McAllen, Texas.
“When we got to the respite center on Saturday there was a press conference featuring Democratic members of Congress visiting the center.
“National media were covering their field trip, which reached its lowest point when aides to the Congressmen and women gave them cheap toys, which they, in turn, gave to the little kids at the respite center in front of all the cameras.
“I walked up to the group and introduced myself and said we had an 18-wheeler arriving at the respite center in the next 20 minutes full of supplies for these poor people and needed help unloading it.
“They looked stunned that someone had the gall to ask them to actually do something. They told me they couldn’t help because they only had 10 more minutes, which they used to move to the other side of the room and continue their press conference — for another 30 minutes.
“Later, Rep. Vincente Gonzalez, D-Texas, walked by our 18-wheeler as we were just getting ready to start unloading and we asked him again to help. With a dismissive wave of his hand, he smugly said I’ll send someone and then walked to his air-conditioned car and left. No one from his office came to help.
“We had about two dozen women and a handful of awesome men. It took us over three hours in 102-degree heat to unload the truck.
“We were sore and tired and thirsty and probably smelled horrible. But we did something the government couldn’t do — we used whatever resources we had to make something happen for the good of vulnerable human beings. And the offer still stands for elected officials to help us out next time.”