For Abby Johnson, former director of a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Texas, the answer came one day when she was asked to assist with an abortion. Abby had never been previously involved with an abortion procedure in her time at the clinic. Her task on that fateful day consisted simply in moving the ultrasound probe for the abortionist to see the unborn child on the screen. What Abby saw happen on the monitor to a 13 week old unborn child forever changed her life: A child recoiling at the touch of the abortionist’s instrument and then torn apart as the suction tool did its work.

In her book Unplanned, Abby recounts: “My eyes shot back to the screen again. The cannula was already being rotated by the doctor, and now I could see the tiny body violently twisting with it. For the briefest moment it looked as if the baby were being wrung like a dishcloth, twirled and squeezed. And then the little body crumpled and began disappearing into the cannula before my eyes. The last thing I saw was the tiny, perfectly formed backbone sucked into the tube, and then everything was gone. And the uterus was empty. Totally empty.”

A movie with the same title as the book will be released in the United States on March 29th.