Former Planned Parenthood manager, “The Lord told me to talk to pro-lifers”
Since the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion throughout the United States, an astounding 56 million lives have been aborted, many of which occurred at Planned Parenthood clinics. Countless women have been deceived by Planned Parenthood’s “helping women” mantra, including Ramona Treviño, a devout Catholic who chronicles her compelling story of involvement in the grisly abortion industry and how and why she courageously left the gruesome business in her book, REDEEMED BY GRACE: A Catholic Women’s Journey to Planned Parenthood and Back.
According to a press release issued about the book, Treviño has experienced numerous trials and tribulations throughout her life, including an unexpected pregnancy at 16 years old, which led to her decision to drop out of high school, an abusive marriage, which ended in divorce, and her arduous time as manager of a Planned Parenthood facility in Sherman, Texas.
Her experience of having worked at Planned Parenthood was life-altering; it opened her eyes to the destructive culture and adverse effects of the abortion industry, and led to her eventual reversion to the Catholic Church.
“I was really struggling both within my heart, my mind, my soul,” Ramona says, “That last part of me working at Planned Parenthood I spent alone, internalizing all of the things that I’d been through and seen.”
“I was scared to come out. I didn’t know if I was going to be judged. I didn’t know how I would be received. The Lord pushed me and said go – go talk to them,” she states.
“‘I’m done!’ Those were the words an overjoyed Ramona Treviño said to me after turning in her resignation to the largest abortion provider in America, Planned Parenthood,” says Shawn Carney, director and co-Founder of 40 Days for Life. “She now courageously shares her inspiring journey in this must-read book. Ramona’s beautiful story shows us that the Church is our true home, and no matter how far we may stray from it, God’s infinite mercy can always bring us back.”
Treviño says that she feels especially compelled to spread the pro-life message to the Hispanic community, given her heritage and that Hispanic women account for 25 percent of all abortions, according to the Guttmacher Institute.
The CDC Abortion Surveillance Report dated November 28, 2014 reveals that in 2011 almost 56% of all abortions reported for race were done on minority women. That is a slight decrease from 56.7% in 2010.
Of the 405,994 abortions for race or ethnicity, 150,942 (37.2%) were performed on White women, 146,856 or (36.2%) were reported on Black women. Hispanic women accounted for 79,408 or (19.7%) while 28,363 or (7.0%) of abortions were categorized as other.
The following is a list of the states which recorded abortions for race from largest on minorities to the least:
77.50% in New York City (a drop from 81.9% in 2010)
70.60% in Georgia (a slight decrease from 2010 )
68.7% in New York State (a substantial increase from 2010)
65.4% in Mississippi (a reductions from 2010)
65.10% in the District of Columbia (an increase from 2010)
63 % in Texas (a slight decrease from 2010)
62.20% in Alabama (an increase from 2010)
55.6% in New Jersey (a slight decrease from 2010)
54.8% in Virginia (a slight decrease from 2010)
53.8% in Tennessee (a slight decrease from 2010)
51.6% in Michigan
44.6% for South Carolina (a slight decrease from 2010)
43.80% in Missouri (a slight increase from 2010)
43.50% in Arkansas (an increase from 2010)
42.8% in Delaware (a decrease from 2010)
42.4% in Ohio (a slight decrease from 2010)
36.30% in Indiana (an increase from 2010)
32.10% for Kansas (an increase from 2010)
32.3% in Colorado (a slight decrease from 2010)
29.6% in Kentucky
29.4% in Minnesota (an increase from 2010)