Did Planned Parenthood CEO lie about Gosnell?
Steinberg began her association with Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania (PPSP) in 1978 as a graduate intern, joined the full-time staff in 1981, served as director of surgical services from 1986-1992, then served for eight years as senior vice president, and was appointed president and CEO in 2001.
In February of 2010 WHYY reported that Steinberg denied knowing of any of the horrific conditions at Gosnells’ abortion clinic. They wrote:
Steinberg: We do anticipate that women who might have scheduled appointments for abortion procedures at the Women’s Medical Society will be calling Planned Parenthood.
and then reported, “Steinberg says she knows that Gosnell has provided abortions in Philadelphia for many years, but says she hadn’t heard of any problems at clinic until the allegations surfaced in recent days.”
But later, according to Philly.com : Steinberg said this about Gosnell at a public fundraiser:
“Steinberg said that when Gosnell was in practice, women would sometimes come to Planned Parenthood for services after first visiting Gosnell’s West Philadelphia clinic, and would complain to staff about the conditions there.
“’We would always encourage them to report it to the Department of Health,’ Steinberg said as she sat with Steinem before Tuesday’s events.”
Tonya Reaves died at a Chicago Planned Parenthood and the media was silent, even though the Medical Director’s Office which ruled it an “Accident” was a Planned Parenthood supporter ( read here)
Another reason that Steinberg and Planned Parenthood might lie is to keep her hefty tax funded almost $200,000 Salary: