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VIDEO: Workers recount Planned Parenthood’s ‘dark’ culture of pregnancy discrimination

Posted in Planned Parenthood Abuses, Planned Parenthood Employee, Planned Parenthood former employee, Planned Parenthood Pregnancy Discrimination with tags , , , , , , , , on January 15, 2019 by saynsumthn

Former Planned Parenthood medical assistant Ta’Lisa Hairston, recently highlighted in a New York Times expose detailing how she and other pregnant staffers experienced discrimination while working for the abortion corporation, has spoken out in an interview for the first time since the article was published. Hairston told the Times that Planned Parenthood ignored her obstetrician’s orders requiring her to take frequent breaks. Hairston gave birth prematurely and told the Times that just two months later, Planned Parenthood “began calling her at home, telling her to return to work early.” She further describes the harassment and stress she suffered at the hands of her former employer.

Image: Ta Lisa Hairston discriminated against during pregnancy by Planned Parenthood

Ta Lisa Hairston discriminated against during pregnancy by Planned Parenthood

In an interview with host Catherine Hadro of EWTN’s Pro-life Weekly, Hairston says Planned Parenthood forced her to work long shifts while she was pregnant, some up to twelve hours, extending to her very few breaks. “I wouldn’t get one or if I did go on lunch, I was pulled out of the lunch room to see patients.”

Hairston developed preeclampsia, a serious condition which can result in complications for mother and baby — even death, if left untreated. “It was so bad that I was put on bed rest multiple times,” Hairston said in her EWTN interview.

Hairston was eventually admitted to the hospital where she swiftly received an emergency C-section to avoid the rupture of her liver.

After just one week, Planned Parenthood claimed it had not received paperwork necessary for Hairston to qualify for federally guaranteed maternity leave. The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides “certain employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year.” Hairston told EWTN:

And I told them that my doctor had sent it… two weeks before when I was placed on immediate bed rest.

And then, shortly after I was getting calls stating that I had to come back to work and my son had just came home from the NICU. He hadn’t even been a month old. And I know with FMLA, like I can stay home for up to three months, (twelve weeks) if you have a C-section. And, it wasn’t even the twelve weeks yet and they were telling me that I had to return to work.

Hairston eventually left Planned Parenthood due to the pressure they were applying.

“It came to an end when I requested for planned family leave… and it’s for bonding with newborns where you can get extra time off and it is paid. I requested that. And two of the women from HR said that I was not eligible for it. I could either do… one week of PTO, thirty days unpaid leave or tender my resignation.”

At this point in the interview, Hairston became emotional, adding, “With all of the stress that I felt… I just felt that it was best to just leave because [of] the way I was treated throughout my whole pregnancy and maternity leave. I couldn’t enjoy my son or get myself better again to take care of him.”

At the end of the interview, Hadro asked Hairston what she would tell other women seeking careers at Planned Parenthood. Her response? “I would tell them to think twice and know exactly what you’re getting yourself into. And I would tell them just turn the other way. There’s better opportunities out there.”

Since leaving Planned Parenthood, Hairston has found a new place of employment that she says she enjoys and where she feels “respected.”

Image: Annette Lancaster former Planned Parenthood manager (Image: EWTN's Pro-life Weekly)

Annette Lancaster former Planned Parenthood manager (Image: EWTN’s Pro-life Weekly)

Annette Lancaster, who used to manage a Planned Parenthood facility in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, also spoke on the EWTN program, describing Planned Parenthood’s culture as “very dark.” She said, “One of the things that I spoke out about was that they were very biased towards our pregnant employees.”

Lancaster claimed to have personally witnessed how pregnant staffer members were terminated by Planned Parenthood. “Like I said to the New York Times, if it was one time it would have been coincidence. But the fact that it happened twice was very curious to me…. There is so much that goes on behind the scenes that the American population just does not know.”

Live Action News has detailed additional complaints by Planned Parenthood staffers who say the abortion corporation does not pay a fair wage, prioritizes profit over care, and is a toxic environment.

Planned Parenthood receives half a billion in federal taxpayer dollars annually despite numerous scandals, accusations of fraudthe cover-up of child sexual abuse, and other abuses.

    • This article is reprinted with permission. The original appeared here at Live Action News. (Note: This blog added additional images)

Planned Parenthood staffers: toxic work environment, pregnancy discrimination, intimidation, prioritizes profit over care

Posted in Alan F. Guttmacher, Planned Parenthood Employee, Planned Parenthood former employee, Planned Parenthood Low Wages, Planned Parenthood Pregnancy Discrimination, Planned Parenthood Reviews, Planned Parenthood Unions, Planned Parenthood Whistleblower, Planned Parenthood Work Environment, Pregnancy Discrimination with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 4, 2019 by saynsumthn

As employees speak out, Planned Parenthood’s mask begins to crack

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A new phenomenon appears to be taking place at Planned Parenthood. In what was a shock to many, in 2018, political activist president Cecile Richards suddenly announced her resignation, followed by that of VP Dawn Laguens and VP of Communications, Kevin Griffis, among others. Planned Parenthood hired ER doctor Leana Wen — who has called abortion “health care” — to replace Richards, and vowed that abortion will be its focus in 2019. But at the same time, employees of the so-called “women’s rights organization” are spilling long-held secrets and exposing inner workings and toxic attitudes of the organization, founded 100 years ago by eugenicist Margaret Sanger. While these revelations might come as a surprise to pro-choicers, pro-lifers know that the organization’s roots have been rotten since its inception.

Lower level staffers revolt against Planned Parenthood’s corporate greed

While Planned Parenthood as a corporation was busy raking in millions in excess revenue over the past several years, its staffers claim it failed to pay them a decent wage. As a result, Planned Parenthood employees began unionizing. A report from In These Times claims Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM) employees first began organizing in 2016, and it was the sixth local affiliate to do so. “In at least two of these cases, the local employer was accused of attempting to squelch worker organizing,” the media outlet reported.

But why did PPRM employees attempt to unionize?

Their key issues included wages—according to the union, the median annual wage for PPRM employees is $35,000, which is at the low end of the median range for health workers given by the Bureau of Labor Statistics—high staff turnover and prohibitively high costs of adding family members to employee health insurance.”

When employees spoke out, staffers claim Planned Parenthood intimidated them.

Suzanne Thorp, who has worked for PPRM since 2013, claims PPRM revoked her ticket to a fundraiser out of fear she would encourage donors not to use their dollars for anti-union efforts. A June 2018 post published on the Facebook page of the PPRM Union Bargaining Team claims the organization called the police after Thorp showed up outside the event. The abortion corporation later denied the claim.

Image: Suzanne Thorp – Planned Parenthood treatment for unionizing

Suzanne Thorp – Planned Parenthood treatment for unionizing

READ: Planned Parenthood ignores safety, wants non-doctors to commit abortions

Another alleged staffer wrote about Planned Parenthood’s fight against unionizing on Instagram: “Friends – today is my last day working for Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains…. PPRM’s management have only pushed back in order to keep us from accessing our basic employee rights…. I’ve given the last two years of my life to this cause that I love so much and to see my colleagues bullied like this by the agency they have worked so hard for breaks my f**king heart…”

Others joined in:

Image: Planned Parenthood staffers on unionizing

Planned Parenthood staffers on unionizing

Grim added in another tweet, “I know @CecileRichards is gone but really is this the new regime? Affiliates spending ‘up to a million dollars’ to block union efforts.”

Employees publicly complain about shoddy treatment 

In addition to low wages, one PPRM staffer took to Twitter to reveal that Planned Parenthood even looked down on employees for taking their rightfully earned work breaks:

“Solstice Fairy” added in another tweet, “Stop shouting ‘SELF CARE!!!!’ at us when we say we need a moment to pee or drink or eat. Taking a lunch break is not self care. It is a federally mandated right of employees working more than 6 hours in a day….”

Reviews published at Indeed.com (more not shown here) display more worker dissatisfaction:

Other review make it clear that patients are herded through like cattle, stating that “they schedule you patients every 10 minutes.”

 

READ: Investigative Report: Planned Parenthood affiliate CEO salaries still climbing

Planned Parenthood appears to be rotting from within as staffers expose the organization’s hypocrisy. The most recent example occurred when Planned Parenthood whistleblowers told the New York Times the abysmal way the organization discriminates against pregnant employees.

Prior to that report, Live Action News revealed that Planned Parenthood insiders in Nashville exposed how the corporation’s leaders were prioritizing profits over care, something pro-lifers have known for years.

A brief history: Planned Parenthood’s push for abortion always wins over actual health care

Prioritizing profits over care isn’t new for Planned Parenthood. Years after founder Margaret Sanger died, Alan F. Guttmacher, a physician and former VP of the Eugenics Society, took the reins. Guttmacher was obsessed with population control and led the corporation to become an abortion vendor. Later, Faye Wattleton, an African American woman, was appointed president (chosen, many believe, to quell suspicion of eugenics among the Black community), who doubled down on promoting abortion. Years later, president Pamela Maraldo attempted to tone down the abortion emphasis with an effort to reinvent the corporation into a health care organization, but was ousted by pro-abortion zealots on the inside.

READ: Report: Planned Parenthood discriminated against pregnant employees

Planned Parenthood eventually appointed Cecile Richards, who had no health care experience, to supervise the surge of abortions, tax dollars, excess revenue, and CEO salaries — all while Planned Parenthood’s actual health services and clients plummeted. Richards’ goal was to build the abortion corporation into the largest “kick butt political organization” to reinforce Planned Parenthood’s political laundering scheme. She presided over numerous scandals, accusations of fraudthe cover-up of child sexual abuse, and much more.

What is emerging today is a truer picture of Planned Parenthood as its image begins to show cracks, even in the way it treats employees and patients. It has for too long masqueraded as a health care organization while tragically ending the lives of over 320,000 preborn children each year by abortion.

    • This article is reprinted with permission. The original appeared here at Live Action News.

Pregnancy discrimination happening at tax funded Planned Parenthood

Posted in EEOC, Planned Parenthood and Pregnancy Discrimination, Planned Parenthood Employee, Planned Parenthood employee sues, Planned Parenthood former employee, Planned Parenthood hiring with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 24, 2018 by saynsumthn

Report: Planned Parenthood discriminated against pregnant employees

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood staffers are exposing the organization’s abysmal treatment and discrimination against its pregnant employees. The details, published by the New York Times in a stunning exposé, reveal that Planned Parenthood “employers saw accommodating expecting mothers as expensive and inconvenient. Others were unsympathetic to workers seeking special treatment.”

“A dozen lawsuits filed against Planned Parenthood clinics in federal and state courts since 2013 accused managers of denying workers rest periods, lunch breaks or overtime pay, or retaliating against them for taking medical leave,” the New York Times states.

The shocking report reveals how negatively Planned Parenthood viewed pregnant staffers.

The former human resources manager, who requested anonymity, said that executives assumed that when a pregnant worker brought in a doctor’s note, it was an excuse to work less. People who took sick days were perceived as lacking commitment.

Image: New York Times' article on how Planned Parenthood treats pregnant employees

New York Times’ article on how Planned Parenthood treats pregnant employees

The Times spoke to more than a dozen current and former staffers and organizers of the Office and Professional Employees International Union, which accused the abortion corporation “of sidelining, ousting or otherwise handicapping pregnant employees,” and found that:

  • Managers discriminated against pregnant women and new mothers.
  • A pregnant PP staffer was fired weeks after giving birth. Another fired the day she returned from maternity leave.
  • Managers ignored a pregnant staffer’s doctor’s note recommending frequent breaks, asked her to delay maternity leave, and pressured her to return back early. Others had to work long hours with few breaks.
  • Managers declined to hire pregnant job candidates.
  • Supervisors openly debated whether candidates were likely to get pregnant in future, preferring those who were not.

 

Image: Screen from New York Times article on Planned Parenthood

Screen from New York Times article on Planned Parenthood

According to current and former employees in California, Texas, North Carolina, and New York, “[M]anagers in some locations declined to hire pregnant job candidates, refused requests by expecting mothers to take breaks and in some cases pushed them out of their jobs after they gave birth,” in clear violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which “provides certain employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year.”

READ: BOMBSHELL: Former employee sues Planned Parenthood for discrimination after cancer diagnosis

Planned Parenthood reportedly “declined to hire one pregnant woman and to promote one new mother.”

A former hiring manager at a Planned Parenthood in California said that when internal promotions came up, supervisors openly debated whether candidates were likely to get pregnant in the near future and preferred those who were not…The former manager said her colleagues felt they couldn’t afford to promote someone only to lose them for several weeks.

Under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA):

  • An employer cannot refuse to hire a woman because of her pregnancy related condition as long as she is able to perform the major functions of her job. An employer cannot refuse to hire her because of its prejudices against pregnant workers….
  • [A]n employer that allows temporarily disabled employees to take disability leave or leave without pay must allow an employee who is temporarily disabled due to pregnancy to do the same.
  • Employers must hold open a job for a pregnancy related absence the same length of time that jobs are held open for employees on sick or temporary disability leave.
  • If an employee is temporarily unable to perform her job due to pregnancy, the employer must treat her the same as any other temporarily disabled employee…
  • [I]mpairments resulting from pregnancy (for example, gestational diabetes) may be disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)…

The Act also…

  • [F]orbids discrimination based on pregnancy when it comes to any other aspect of employment, including pay, job assignments, promotions, layoffs, training, fringe benefits, firing, and any other term or condition of employment.

Despite many documented abuses, including pregnancy discrimination, Planned Parenthood is granted over $500 million a year in taxpayer subsidies, millions of which flow from the Federal Title X family planning program.

Those Title X requirements state:

Grantees and sub-recipients are obligated to establish and maintain personnel policies that comply with applicable Federal and State requirements, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the annual appropriations language. These policies should include, but are not to be limited to, staff recruitment, selection, performance evaluation, promotion, termination, compensation, benefits, and grievance procedures.

READ: Has the media been caught in Planned Parenthood’s web of lies?

Right on cue, when asked about this behavior, Planned Parenthood leadership either denied the validity of a particular claim or stated that it was “investigating the allegations.” This is a common response the abortion corporation employs with abortion-friendly media, a strategy exposed seen after Live Action caught Planned Parenthood lying about retraining staffers following an undercover investigation.

Image: Excerpt of NYTs article on how Planned Parenthood treats pregnant employees

Excerpt of NYTs article on how Planned Parenthood treats pregnant employees

Planned Parenthood masquerades as a women’s health care organization, yet despite netting large profits, it appears from Wen’s statement above that Planned Parenthood has thus far not offered its pregnant employees paid maternity leave.

As a result, staffers like Marissa Hamilton, employed at a Colorado Planned Parenthood, created a Go Fund Me page due to “financial strain” after her baby was born prematurely.

Image: Pregnant Planned Parenthood employee Go Fund Me page

Planned Parenthood Colorado employee’s Go Fund Me page

Planned Parenthood’s leadership allegedly looked down on pregnant employees who were reportedly “scared to tell managers they were pregnant.” In desperation, one employee pretended “they were not planning on having children or were gay or single.”

Live Action News has previously documented the discrimination accusation of a former Planned Parenthood employee alleging that her employer made it difficult for her to take medical leave when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. Planned Parenthood settled that case out of court.

Live Action’s investigations have exposed the true face of Planned Parenthood and recently revealed that abortion, not prenatal care, is the primary “service” Planned Parenthood offers to pregnant patients. Is it any wonder that an organization which profits from ending the lives of over 320,000 preborn babies every year by abortion would treat pregnant staffers so poorly?

This article is reprinted with permission. The original appeared here at Live Action News.

Taxpayer-funded Planned Parenthood hiring director to push for activist judges

Posted in Planned Parenthood Employee, Planned Parenthood hiring with tags , , , , , on November 20, 2018 by saynsumthn

Taxpayer-funded Planned Parenthood is seeking to hire staff to push for activist, pro-abortion judges in the hopes that abortion without restrictions will be upheld at any cost. Though the American public holds an unfavorable view of abortion on demand, Planned Parenthood has looked to the courts to protect abortion since the Supreme Court legalized it nationwide in 1973. Now, the nation’s largest abortion business sees cracks developing in that protective wall.

Three weeks ago, during the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Brett Kavanaugh, Planned Parenthood posted a job opening for a Judicial Nominations Director. Could this indicate that the abortion corporation is worried?

Image: Planned Parenthood job Judicial Nominations Director (Image credit: Daybook on Twitter)

Planned Parenthood job Judicial Nominations Director (Image credit: Daybook on Twitter)

Planned Parenthood Federation of America posted this ad to its LinkedIn pageIndeed.com, and Daybook jobs. It reads, “Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) seeks a dynamic and effective Director, Judicial Nominations who will report to the National Director of Legislative Affairs in the Office of the Vice President of Policy and Government Relations.” That person, according to LinkedIn, happens to be Dana Singiser, who was added to PPFA’s team while working in the Obama White House in 2011. According to the announcement, Singiser is deeply entrenched in Democrat party politics.

Planned Parenthood job Judicial Nominations Director (Image screen PPFA LinkedIn page)

Planned Parenthood job Judicial Nominations Director (Image screen: PPFA LinkedIn page)

Notice that the job posting doesn’t mention abortion; however, just as in the case of Brett Kavanaugh, that’s what judicial fights are really about for Planned Parenthood.

What exactly will a Judicial Nominations Director do for Planned Parenthood?

According to the posting, “The Director will… be responsible for executing a strategic, intense campaign that educates members of the Senate on the harmful records of nominees, elevates for Planned Parenthood supporters and affiliates what is at stake for reproductive health and rights.”

Image: Planned Parenthood tweet to keep abortion safe and legal with SCOTUS (Image credit: PPFA on Twitter)

Planned Parenthood tweet to keep abortion safe and legal with SCOTUS (Image credit: PPFA on Twitter)

In addition, Planned Parenthood’s Judicial Nominations Director will be responsible to “[l]ead in-depth research in consultation with Litigation & Law including review and analysis of nominee’s case law and writings; interrogation of nominee’s personal and professional beliefs, associations, and memberships; as well as general opposition research in order to identify each nominee’s vulnerabilities and be able to drive a cohesive national narrative that informs in-state target Senator campaigns.”

“Interrogation of nominee’s personal and professional beliefs….” Interesting.

Planned Parenthood masquerades as a healthcare organization; yet, as Live Action News has previously reported, the organization’s former CEO, Cecile Richards, openly stated that it aimed to be “the largest kick-butt political organization.”

Image: Planned Parenthood to supporters protect abortion at SCOTUS (Image credit: PPFA on Twitter) Planned Parenthood to supporters protect abortion at SCOTUS (Image credit: PPFA on Twitter)

Planned Parenthood’s own figures indicate that while profitable abortions are on a steady decline nationally, it holds nearly 35 percent of the abortion market share.

Image: Planned Parenthood national abortion market share 2000-2016

Planned Parenthood national abortion market share 2000-2016

In addition, almost every year since 2000, Planned Parenthood’s revenue has exceeded its expenses by tens of millions of dollars (yearly surpluses range from $12.2 million in 2001 to a high of $155.5 million in 2010). And yet, it still receives half a billion dollars from taxpayers annually.

To help maintain its growing abortion market share and tax funding, Planned Parenthood’s Judicial Nominations Director will work to:

  • [C]reate a clear path for defeat and delay of targeted nominations.
  • [E]xecute in-state 360 campaigns that hold Senators accountable for appointing judges that value and protect access to abortion.
  • Create grassroots strategies that build movement and leverage the Planned Parenthood base to link the importance of judicial nomination fights to the security of the issues we value.
  • Develop tactics that tie harmful nominees to cross-movement issues, to the overall Trump agenda, and to the consequences of lifetime appointments of extremist judges to the future of progressive rights.

Image: Planned Parenthood Tweet

Planned Parenthood tweet threatening pro-Kavanaugh senators

This organization’s idea of a “harmful nominee” would be any judicial originalist who vows to look at the case and judge the merits against the original intent of the U.S. Constitution rather than some perceived right, like abortion on demand, not stated in the document.

Planned Parenthood receives over $500 million dollars a year from taxpayers, yet despite its dwindling health services and customer base, it is invested in placing radical activists on the court who will continue to force Americans to fund and uphold its abortion empire, while striking down any and all abortion restrictions.

Planned Parenthood has been embroiled in multiple scandals: accusations of fraud and abuse of taxpayer dollars like those given to it through Medicaid; failure to report child sexual abuse despite it being required to do so to receive Title X funding; referral for an FBI investigation into the illegal selling of aborted baby body parts — and the list goes on. Yet, with its half a billion in tax dollars yearly, it is clear that the abortion corporation’s influence over judicial nominations at the local and federal levels would only serve to benefit its own abortion business.

    • This article is reprinted with permission. The original appeared here at Live Action News.

What’s at stake for Planned Parenthood in 2018 midterm elections?

Posted in Center for Community Change Action, Color of Change, Democrat, Emily's List, Planned Parenthood elected, Planned Parenthood Employee, SEIU, Soros with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 26, 2018 by saynsumthn

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Planned Parenthood, vote

Taxpayer-funded abortion corporation Planned Parenthood has announced it is joining other “progressive” groups to invest an “unprecedented” $30 million to influence who is elected to key state and federal offices in the 2018 midterm elections. In addition, Planned Parenthood has vowed to spend $20 million through its own political action committees in campaigns across several states. But these millions are not really as unprecedented as Planned Parenthood wants the public to believe, as it has poured an extremely large amount of money into elections over the years to elect pro-abortion Democrats, some with less than successful results.

Image: Planned Parenthood and Progressive groups to spend $30 million in 2018 elections

Planned Parenthood and Progressive groups to spend $30 million in 2018 elections

Major Democrat donors, like Deborah Simon, have given money to Planned Parenthood’s political super PAC, Planned Parenthood Votes:

Image: Deborah Simon one million to Planned Parenthood political PAC

Deborah Simon one million to Planned Parenthood political PAC

Soros family money is also flowing into Planned Parenthood’s PAC. In July, Andrea Soros Colombel, daughter of billionaire George Soros and member of the Open Society Board, donated $1 million.

Image: Andrea Soros Colombel donates to Planned Parenthood Votes (Image credit: FEC)

Andrea Soros Colombel donates to Planned Parenthood Votes (Image credit: FEC)

According to media outlets, the abortion corporation said it plans to spend $20 million, targeting candidates in eight to ten states. In Minnesota, former Planned Parenthood staffer Tina Smith is running for Senate.

Image: Planned Parenthood commits $20 million to 2018 midterm election (Screen image: Roll Call)

Planned Parenthood commits $20 million to 2018 midterm election (Screen image: Roll Call)

CNN reported that the move is designed to “help Democrats,” adding, “The initial list of targets includes eight states: Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. It comes on top of $4.5 million spent on last year’s governor’s races in Virginia and New Jersey….”

Image: Planned Parenthood to spend $20 million in 2018 mid term elections CNN

Planned Parenthood to spend $20 million in 2018 mid term elections CNN

 

“This is our last chance to flip some of those governors’ seats before redistricting,” Deirdre Schifeling, the executive director of Planned Parenthood Votes, told CNN.

A September 2018 article published by Fortune claims Planned Parenthood Votes is investing more than $4 million into 24 House races ahead of the midterm elections in November.

The spending spree under the political PAC, “Win Justice” is a joint effort from Planned Parenthood Votes, Center for Community Change Action, Color of Change PAC, and the very political Service Employees International Union (SEIU). (More on these groups in a separate article.) $3 million to jumpstart the campaign came from pro-abortion billionaire, George Soros.

Image: Planned Parenthood’s Win Justice Pac starts with Soros money (Image: FEC Report)

Planned Parenthood’s Win Justice Pac starts with Soros money (Image: FEC Report)

Win Justice is currently spending heavily for the Bill Nelson campaign in Florida, where Nelson reportedly “has a long record of fighting against measures to ‘defund’ Planned Parenthood.”

Image: Win Justice spends money on Bill Nelson campaign (Image: edited from FEC)

Win Justice spends money on Bill Nelson campaign (Image: edited from FEC)

On top of millions from Planned Parenthood, pro-abortion Emily’s List has vowed an unprecedented $37 million.

There are multiple reasons the abortion giant and its abortion cronies are dumping millions into local, state and federal elections:

  • Judges on the state and federal level can uphold pro-life regulations and laws, as well as free speech protections outside abortion facilities.
  • City/county commissions can decide what programs and organizations to fund or contract with.
  • Local school boards can choose to keep Planned Parenthood’s sex education out of their schools.
  • State lawmakers can pass pro-life laws and investigate abuse.
  • Governors can veto abortion legislation, sign pro-life legislation, issue executive orders to prohibit tax funding of abortion organizations, and more.
  • State attorney generals can investigate fraud, abuse and any number of illegal activities within the abortion industry.
  • Federal (House and Senate) lawmakers can introduce, support and vote for pro-life legislation and continue to investigate abuses within the abortion industry.
  • Lawmakers will also have a say over upcoming Supreme Court picks, probably one of the most important issues at hand today.

Also at the Federal level, lawmakers can send or withhold funding, influence appointments, control oversight, and issue important rule changes to key federal agencies such as:

  • Health and Human Services (HHS), where Title X family planning grants are flowing to Planned Parenthood to the tune of $60 million a year, despite aiding abusers in the cover-up of child sexual abusers.
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which can change current requirements of the abortion pill regimen by permitting the “home use” of the dangerous pills. FDA officials have also (to the outrage of the American public) contracted with Advanced Bioscience Resources (ABR) to obtain “fresh human tissues” from aborted babies. ABR has paid Planned Parenthood thousands for aborted fetal tissue.
  • The National Institutes of Health (NIH), where taxpayers fund millions of dollars for human fetal tissue experiments, which may contain tissue from aborted fetuses, is estimated to spend $103 million in FY2018 and $95 million in FY2019 on these potentially gruesome research programs.

Image: Human fetal research NIH estimates updated

Human fetal research NIH estimates updated

Tax dollars to Planned Parenthood from various agencies total over a billion dollars, according to the Charlotte Lozier Institute, which found:

From 2013 to 2015, Planned Parenthood spent a total of $1.5 billion in federal program funds, including combined federal and state funds under federal programs. Of this total, Planned Parenthood received $1.2 billion in reimbursements from Medicaid, and the remaining $289 million came from various programs under the Department of Health and Human Services as well as the departments of Agriculture, Education, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, and Justice.

Image: Tax funds to Planned Parenthood 2013 to 2015 various agencies (Graph credit: Charlotte Lozier Institute)

Tax funds to Planned Parenthood 2013 to 2015 various agencies (Graph credit: Charlotte Lozier Institute)

The 2018 midterms are critical if pro-life voters want to keep the gains they have made on the state level and even more important if voters hope to continue to encourage Congress and the Trump administration to keep their promises to defund the nation’s largest and most profitable abortion corporation.

Live Action News has previously documented that, despite Planned Parenthood’s many abuses, year after year it receives $1.5 million taxpayer dollars every day, while ending the lives of 900 preborn babies through abortion. With so much on the line, is it any wonder this “healthcare organization” is vowing to spend millions to protect this cash cow?

    • This article is reprinted with permission. The original appeared here at Live Action News.

Fake ‘pregnancy center’ learns women want parenting help, not abortion

Posted in ANSIRH, Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, Contraception Journal, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Fake Pregnancy Center, Feminist Womens Health Center, Planned Parenthood Employee with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 7, 2018 by saynsumthn

Image: All Options abortion billboards (Image credit Facebook)

The profitable abortion lobby with their language of “choice” has for years lashed out against pro-life pregnancy resource centers (PRC), falsely labeling them “fake” and “dishonest.” However, one pro-abortion referral service has chosen to masquerade as a PRC in Indiana. All-Options was specifically modeled after pro-life pregnancy centers, according to a blog post at the Abortion Gang (written by Catrina Otonoga, whose LinkedIn page states she works at the Preterm abortion facility). But one glaring difference is seen on the All-Options billboard below, where “abortion access” is listed as the first service:

Image: All Options billboard (Image: Facebook)

All Options billboard (Image: Facebook)

All-Options began in 2004 as Backline in Portland, and expanded to several other states, with its Talkline “counseling” number offering women the opportunity to speak to counselors who are “not licensed healthcare providers or mental health specialists.”

Image: All-Options Talkline no licensed counselors

All-Options Talkline

In 2014, All-Options created a GoFundMe page to raise money for a brick and mortar in Bloomington, Indiana, where it planned to offer “free pregnancy tests and condoms… Concrete resources like diapers, baby clothes, care packages, and educational materials… Referrals to pregnancy, birthing, abortion, adoption, parenting, and contraceptive providers and community resources.”

All-Options told supporters, “It is time to demonstrate that anti-abortion organizations do not have a monopoly on supporting parents and people who are continuing their pregnancies.” But is “All-Options” really about all options for women?

While All-Options advertises itself as a PRC, its stated goal is “to increase the availability of nonjudgmental pregnancy options counseling and to break down the silos that separate providers of abortion, adoption, pregnancy, and parenting services.”

In other words, All-Options openly supports abortion.

Image: All Options PRC (Image: All Options Facebook )

All Options PRC (Image: All Options Facebook )

As seen below, the center’s executive director “serves on the steering committee of All* Above All” — a group seeking to “build support for lifting bans that deny abortion coverage” — and ran the California Coalition for Reproductive Freedom:

 

Image: Parker Dockray (Screenshot: All Options website)

Parker Dockray (Screenshot: All Options website)

The center is so pro-abortion that, according to the social media posts below, it sued the state of Indiana over its abortion regulations:

Image: Shelly Dodson center director All Options abortion fake PRC (Image credit: Twitter)

(Image credit: Twitter)

In 2015, the All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center launched in Indiana, offering diapers and access to abortion funds are offered as “services.”

Image: All Options PRC services include abortion funds

All Options PRC services include abortion funds

And this “PRC” has a very cozy relationship with the profitable abortion industry.

  • Wanda Savala, public affairs manager for Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, is currently on the board of All-Options.
  • Some All-Options volunteers also serve at Planned Parenthood.
  • Treasurer Kwajelyn Jackson currently serves as Community Education & Advocacy Director at the Feminist Women’s Health Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

On its website under “resources,” All-Options recommends that women contact the National Abortion Federation and Planned Parenthood, among others, for abortion.

Image: All Options PRC Refers to Planned Parenthood NAF for abortion

All-Options PRC refers to Planned Parenthood, NAF

A study, “What Women Seek from a Pregnancy Resource Center,”  funded by the pro-abortion David and Lucile Packard Foundation and published in 2016 in the pro-abortion journal Contraception, analyzed “survey data from first-time clients” of All-Options “between July and December 2015 on their reason(s) for seeking services….” Contraception is the official journal of the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals and the Society of Family Planning (originally founded as The American Association of Planned Parenthood Physicians by Alan Guttmacher). It is run by abortion supporters, and its 2018 editorial board consists of several high ranking abortionists and abortion advocates. It was no different in 2016, when the above study was published.

Author Katrina Kimport is on the faculty and staff of Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH), a group which publishes workbooks on abortion training… and which is behind a host of questionable and discredited studies. Kimport is also with the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, which is involved with “pioneering new methods of abortion, expanding the ranks of doctors specializing in abortion, and bolstering awareness of the positive impact of abortion on women’s lives.”

Also listed as authors are the aforementioned J. Parker Dockray and Shelly Dodson of All-Options PRC. The data, of course, came from a survey of All-Options PRC clients.

Dockray has been quoted as saying, “The prochoice movement is not always great about visibly supporting parents.” No argument there. And yet, it seems, according to the pro-abortion organization’s own survey, it was parenting support that was most sought out at All-Options… not abortion access.

 

Image: Fake PRC All Options promotes abortion

All-Options promotes abortion

The data compiled from the All-Options PRC survey of 270 clients, found that women using the All-Options PRC came to them for:

  • Free diapers (87%)
  • Baby clothes/items (44%)

In peer counseling, the clients most frequently discussed:

  • Parenting resources/referrals (55%)
  • Pregnancy options (6%)
  • Abortion (2%)

The study’s pro-abortion and highly biased authors admitted, “PRC clients largely sought parenting, not pregnancy, resources. The underutilization of pregnancy-options counseling and high demand for parenting materials and services point to unmet needs among caregivers of young children, particularly for diapers.” The authors concluded that the study’s results “suggest the need to rethink the allocation of resources toward funding or eliminating PRCs solely for the purpose of influencing women’s decisions about abortion.”

With thousands of legitimate pregnancy resource centers operating nationwide, why would Contraception focus on this fake “pregnancy center”? Perhaps they thought it would show a demand for more “abortion access.”

They thought wrong.