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Gov exposes deficient care at Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Missouri

Posted in Abortion clinic, Abortion clinic closed by state, Illegal abortion, Leana Wen, Planned Parenthood inspected with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 30, 2019 by saynsumthn

Planned Parenthood in St Louis, Missouri may lose it’s license to commit abortions following numerous reports of emergency responses summoned to the abortion clinic and claims of health deficiencies by state authorities. If the license is rejected, Missouri could become the first state without a single abortion facility, a concern PP’s president called, “Not a Drill.” But, president Leana Wen is known for her over-the-top and often deceptive language surrounding abortion, prompting the Washington Post to grant her four Pinocchios for using fabricated stats on illegal abortion deaths.  For those interested in the truth on this topic, Live Action News has broken down this data in more detail previously, including also debunking Planned Parenthood’s false claims multiple times.

Planned Parenthood St Louis abortion facility

Instead of the media joining with Missouri Gov. Mike Parson in calling for PP’s dangerous St Louis abortion facility to remain closed until serious problems are corrected, they are instead lauding Planned Parenthood as almost invincible and incapable of placing women at risk. Of course, the media are the same ones that routinely censor reports of women being killed by abortion, and specifically those who die after abortion care at Planned Parenthood facilities.

 

 

A report published by Live Action News sheds light into the reason the media should be exposing PP, not protecting them:

“The real public health crisis is what’s been going on unchecked at this abortion facility for years, and which Wen conveniently doesn’t mention. This particular Planned Parenthood facility has had more than 72 ambulance calls since 2009. Not only are they killing preborn babies at this Planned Parenthood, but they’re also maiming women. In addition, multiple health violations have been racked up over the years at this one facility.”

Governor Mike Parson also gave detailed reasons for why Planned Parenthood’s license was not being renewed (watch here).

According to Missouri Gov. Mike Parson:

March 27, 2019: Statement of deficiencies issued by Missouri Health Department for violating the law and providing safe care for women….Health officials identified a series of deficiencies…which needed to be addressed prior to their license renewal deadline of May 30th.

April 3, 2019: State health department started investigation into PP St Louis relating to series of incidents raised concerns about:

  • Quality of care
  • Patient Safety
  • Statutory and Regulatory compliance

April 11, 2019: State Health Department requested (in writing) to conduct interviews with seven physicians performing abortions at Planned Parenthood St. Louis

April 16, 2019: A PP attorney responded saying PP was not obligated to make physicians available for interviews with state health department officials.

April 22, 2019: A PP attorney informed state health department regulators that physicians would now be represented by their own counsel and Department should attempt to schedule interviews with their individual attorneys.

May 16, 2019: PP submitted license renewal applications, final day to be accepted by DHSS a deadline PP was aware of. State Heath Department notified 5 or the 7 physicians declined to cooperate with the interviews.

May 28, 2019:  Two PP Physicians agreed to cooperate with interviews.

“Planned Parenthood has been actively and knowingly violating state law on numerous occasions…In addition, there is concern for the standard of care due to the fact that the significant medical evidence showing at least three failed surgical abortions…records provided by PP indicate that these failed abortions also include the patients returning to PP after realizing they were still pregnant. In another case, a patient’s safety was jeopardized and rushed to an ambulance from PP where an emergency surgery was needed…” Missouri Gov. Mike Parson stated.

The Governor said that the following concerns needed to be addressed prior to any license renewal:

  • Planned Parenthood’s apparent disregard for the law
  • Failure to complete complication records
  • Accuracy of medical records.

“No judge should give special treatment to PP in this instance…If you break the law- there are serious consequences. If you don’t provide a standard of care that ensures the safety of women you shouldn’t be allowed to operate, its that simple…” Gov. Parson said.

2016:

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According to the pro-life watchdog organization, Operation Rescue:

[T]he number of medical emergencies requiring ambulance transport have increased dramatically.

Most recently, three women were transported by ambulance to hospital emergency rooms in a 22-day timespan ending on May 15, 2019.  Other recent medical emergencies occurred at RHS Planned Parenthood on April 24 and April 26, 2019.  In all, 74 medical emergencies have been documented at this Planned Parenthood in the past ten years.

The most common abortion complication suffered by women transported by ambulance from RHS Planned Parenthood is hemorrhaging, a life-threating, yet avoidable, condition.

The RHS Planned Parenthood has experienced other major issued in the past year or so:

  • Inability to conduct chemical abortions due to failure to meet new safety regulations.
  • CEO Mary Kogut resigned last October and has not been replaced.  Postings several other positions also remain unfilled.
  • Failure to expand abortions into Springfield and Joplin as planned, due to inability to meet licensing requirements.
  • Up to a 20-day wait to obtain surgical abortions, as confirmed by Operation Rescue, perhaps because the current medical director is moonlighting at an abortion clinic in Illinois.
  • Failed inspection report in 2017 with multiple safety violations, and where the Medical Director questioned whether hand-washing between glove changes was a new standard.

Below is the press release from the state regarding Planned Parenthood’s abortion facility in St. Louis.

Planned Parenthood files unprecedented lawsuit against Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services with licensure renewal process still ongoing

 Planned Parenthood refuses to fully cooperate with investigation into concerns about patient safety

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Planned Parenthood has filed suit against the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) while its application for renewal is still under review.

DHSS received Reproductive Health Services of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region’s application for renewal on Thursday, May 16, 2019, which was the last day that it would be accepted by DHSS. The St. Louis, Missouri, facility’s license, which is renewed annually, is set to expire on May 31, 2019. Last year, the organization submitted its renewal application on April 27, 2018, with a May 31 renewal date.

Planned Parenthood’s statutorily required inspection occurred March 11-13, 2019, and an investigation has been ongoing since. Planned Parenthood was notified in early April that due to ongoing concerns about potential deficient practices, interviews would need to be done with the physicians providing that care. These concerns are not limited to, but include: 1) violations of Missouri law; 2) violations of applicable Missouri regulations; 3) standard care for patient safety as evidenced by, but not limited to, at least one incident in which patient safety was gravely compromised; 4) failed surgical abortions in which patients remained pregnant; 5) concerns about quality control and communication with a contracted pathology lab; and 6) failure to obtain informed consent.

The continued refusal of several physicians to cooperate in interviews regarding DHSS’s ongoing complaint investigation obstructs the State’s ability to verify that this facility is in compliance with all requirements of applicable statutes and regulations, which Missouri law requires DHSS to do before renewing a license.

Only on May 22 did Planned Parenthood change their previous position and agree to comply with Missouri regulations which require pelvic exams at the screening prior to abortions so that information learned from the pelvic exams could increase the safety of the procedure.

On May 28, only after filing their lawsuit did Planned Parenthood again change another previous position to comply with Missouri law that the same physician who does the preoperative counseling will also perform the abortion.

As of May 29, Planned Parenthood has still not agreed to full compliance.

“DHSS will continue to act in good faith to do our statutorily required duty to regulate facilities to help keep people safe and assure compliance with the law,” said Dr. Randall Williams, director of DHSS. “The unprecedented refusal by Planned Parenthood to fully cooperate as they have in the past heightens our regulators’ concerns about what their investigation has revealed to date.”

 

Planned Parenthood in 2017: $244 million in profits after $564 million from tax payers

Posted in Planned Parenthood annual report, Planned Parenthood Annual Report, Planned Parenthood Decreasing Services, Planned Parenthood Male Services, Planned Parenthood Miscarriage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 24, 2019 by saynsumthn

Planned Parenthood’s new annual report: More abortions, less healthcare

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Planned Parenthood’s new president Dr. Leana Wen has called abortion Planned Parenthood’s “core mission” — and based on the corporation’s newly-released 2017-2018 annual report, Planned Parenthood hasn’t shied away from that “mission” one bit. Abortions and taxpayer funding are up once again at the abortion corporation — at their highest level since 2011 — while other services have declined, including cancer screenings and overall contraception services. And as the country’s overall abortion numbers show a decline, Planned Parenthood’s abortion numbers continue to go up by the thousands — which has also increased this “non-profit” organization’s profits to nearly $245 million in 2017 alone. Live Action president Lila Rose responded to the news, stating, “Planned Parenthood has increased abortions while it offers virtually no services to help pregnant moms birth or care for their babies. Referring one child out for adoption for every 117 abortions you perform and offering just 9,000 prenatal services compared to over 332,000 abortions shows this corporation is more interested in aborting babies than helping moms have healthy births.”

Some takeaways to note:

Planned Parenthood’s abortions increased by 11,000 in 2017, killing more than 332,000 preborn children

Planned Parenthood has long (and falsely) claimed that abortions are only three percent of its services. This claim has been debunked multiple times. And yet, in its 2017 report, Planned Parenthood still claims abortions are a mere 3.4 percent of its services — an increase that translates into 11,000 more lives taken in 2017 than in 2016. Abortions rose nearly four percent (3.54%), from 321,384 in 2016 to 332,757 in 2017, the highest number committed by the corporation since 2011.

In the past ten years, abortions at Planned Parenthood have risen nine percent (8.98%) from 305,310 in 2007. The abortion corporation provides medication abortion in 357 of its 600 facilities, as well as telemedicine abortion in 13 states. According to a recent survey conducted by Operation Rescue, Planned Parenthood locations now represent a majority (51 percent) of all abortion facilities in the U.S. Out of the 133 abortion clinics which OR discovered would commit abortions at 20 weeks or later, 37 are Planned Parenthood facilities – more than double the number just two years prior.

Planned Parenthood’s abortion market share currently stands at 35.9% when compared to the most recent data from the Guttmacher Institute for 2014. This number may increase after Guttmacher releases new figures. This means that one corporation alone commits nearly 36% of all U.S. abortions.

Image: Planned Parenthood abortion market share 2000 to 2017 using 2014 Guttmacher stats

Planned Parenthood abortion market share 2000 to 2017 using 2014 Guttmacher stats

 

Government funding increased by $20 million, and profit was nearly $245 million

In 2017, Planned Parenthood saw an increase in Government funding of nearly four percent (3.69%) from 2016 ($543.7 million  to $563.8 million), the highest amount recorded in recent years. In 2017, Planned Parenthood took in $365.7 million in non-government health service revenue and $630.8 million in private donations. As a result, Planned Parenthood was able to pocket a whopping $244.8 million in excess revenue over spending (profit) in 2017, a nearly 149 percent increase from $98.5 million the year prior. In fact, almost every year since 2000, Planned Parenthood’s revenue has exceeded its expenses by tens of millions of dollars.

Image: Planned Parenthood excess revenue (profits) over spending 2000 to 2017

Planned Parenthood excess revenue (profits) over spending 2000 to 2017

 

Overall contraception services fell another 3 percent in 2017, plummeting 33 percent over 10 years

Even though contraception services make up one quarter of the report’s numbers, overall total contraception services dropped by three percent from last year (2,701,866 in 2016 to 2,620,867 in 2017). Since 2009, contraception services have fallen nearly 35 percent (34.63%) from a high of 4,009,549. In the past 10 years, contraception services have dropped nearly 33 percent (32.63%) from 3,889,980 in 2007to 2,620,867 in 2017.

Increasing slightly was reversible contraception for women, which rose less than a percent (.87%)  from 1,854,518 in 2016 to 1,870,664 in 2017. Vasectomy clients increased five percent (5.04%), from 3,257 in 2016 to 3421 in 2017

Total cancer screenings dropped another 7 percent in 2017, plummeting 68 percent over 10 years  

Pap tests decreased two percent (2.46%) from 281,063 in 2016 to 274,145 in 2017, falling nearly 77 percent (76.84%) from a high of 1,183,692 in 2004. In the past 10 years, Pap tests have decreased nearly 72 percent (71.70%), falling from 968,682 in 2007 to 274,145 in 2017.

Breast exams (Planned Parenthood does not perform mammograms) decreased 12 percent (11.97%) from 336,614 in 2016 to 296,310 in 2017, a nearly 73 percent (72.73%) drop from a high of 1,086,654 in 2000. In the past ten years, breast exams have fallen 65 percent (65.19%), from 851,232 in 2007to 296,310 in 2017.

Total cancer screenings dropped seven percent (7.02%) from the previous year (660,777 in 2016 to 614,361 in 2017).  This service has fallen nearly 72 percent (71.53%) from a high of 2,157,849 in 2004. In the past 10 years, total cancer screenings fell nearly 68 percent (67.68%)  1,900,850 in 2007 to 614,361 in 2017.

HPV treatments rose nearly five percent (4.52%) from 18,853 in 2016 to 19,705 in 2017.

Other diagnostic services, which include biopsies, samplings, ablations, and other gynecological surgeries, rose nearly six percent (5.63%) from 5,645 in 2016 to 5,963 in 2017 but dropped seventeen percent from 7,184 in 2015 when the category was added.

Adoptions dropped 27 percent, while unspecified ‘prenatal care’ rose nearly 17 percent

Planned Parenthood performed 1,074,952 pregnancy tests in 2017, roughly the same amount as 2016 (1,071,642). And, while prenatal care services were up nearly seventeen percent (16.66%) 9,055 in 2017 from 7,762 in 2016 they were down nearly seventy-one percent (70.88%) from their high of 31,098 in 2010. In the past ten years, prenatal care has dropped seventeen percent (17.03%) from 10,914 in 2007to 9,055 in 2017.

Adoption referrals maintained a consistent decline in 2017 , falling twenty-seven percent (27.20%) from 3,889 in 2016 to just 2,831 and forty-two percent (42.37%) from their high of 4,912 ten years prior in 2007.

To date, Planned Parenthood performs 117.54 abortions for every adoption they refer out.

Well-woman exams dropped 8 percent, while unspecified ‘miscarriage care’ rose 46 percent

Planned Parenthood’s recently added categories of miscarriage care and well-woman exams also saw changes. In 2017, miscarriage care rose forty-six percent (46.45%) from 1,182 in 2016 to 1,731 in 2017,  while well-woman exams dropped nearly eight percent (7.92%) from 235,355 in 2016 to 216,722 in 2017.

Overall, “Other Women’s Health Services” decreased slightly (1%) from 1,315,941 in 2016 to 1,302,460 in 2017.

Total services increased by 2 percent in 2017, but have fallen 11 percent over 10 years

While total services overall increased slightly by two percent (1.57%) from 9,537,592 in 2016 to 9,687,070 in 2017, total services dropped nearly fifteen percent (14.91%) from a high of 11,383,900 in 2009. In the past ten years, total services at Planned Parenthood have fallen eleven percent (11.31%) from 10,921,825 in 2007 to 9,687,070 in 2017.

STD/STI treatments rose six percent

Planned Parenthood’s largest proportion of services (48.7%) consists of STD/STI treatments, which rose six percent (6.29%) from 4,434,039 in 2016 to 4,712,985 in 2017, their highest in years.

Patient numbers and number of facilities remained unchanged from 2016 to 2017

In 2017, Planned Parenthood’s facility count remained the same at 600, despite once operating 900 facilities. Between 2007 and 2017, the organization shuttered more than 280 facilities.

Planned Parenthood’s published client numbers remained unchanged at 2.4 million patients in 2017. However, clients dropped nearly 23 percent from the 3.1 million they boasted in 2006, and 21 percent (20.55%) from the 3,020,651 clients they claimed in 2007.

While Planned Parenthood bills itself as a health agency for women, the organization’s male clients are a growing segment. In 2014, Planned Parenthood claims to have served more than 250,000 male patients. That number has now reached twelve percent (288,000), according to spokesperson Alencia Johnson. While Planned Parenthood’s patients are steadily declining, federally funded health centers, as identified by the federal Health Resources and Services Administration, served over 27 million patients in 2017 alone.

Planned Parenthood ends the lives of 912 innocent preborn babies each and every day, 38 per hour, and commits one abortion every 95 seconds. Yet, while the corporation’s legitimate health services continue a downward trajectory, Planned Parenthood receives $1,544,657 in tax monies every day. While the abortion vendor has been embroiled in numerous scandals, abuses and fraud, including covering up for child sexual predators as well as disgruntled employees, claiming a toxic work environment and pregnancy discrimination, Planned Parenthood’s 2019 plan has vowed to focus on expanding abortion — and it seems the profitable corporation is doing just that.

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

Is Planned Parenthood struggling with an identity crisis?

Posted in Alan F. Guttmacher, Leana Wen, Planned Parenthood, Planned Parenthood 2019, Planned Parenthood Employee, Planned Parenthood nonabortion services, Planned Parenthood Reinvention Plan with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 17, 2019 by saynsumthn

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood appears to be struggling with an identity crisis of sorts, uncertain whether to remain an abortion vendor or become a health care agency. It took 50 years for Planned Parenthood to again name a doctor as president, and just as with Planned Parenthood’s previous appointment, Alan F. Guttmacher, a specific agenda appears to be behind the decision to appoint as president Dr. Leana Wen. The taxpayer-funded corporation is suffering from a serious image problem due to its numerous scandals, abuses and fraud, including covering up for child sexual predators, and it appears Wen has been assigned the task of creating a new image of an organization whose focus is health care, not abortion.

But Wen is sending confusing messages to media outlets who willingly push the abortion giant’s talking points. The most vivid example comes from Buzzfeed in a recent article with the title, “Planned Parenthood’s New President Wants To Focus On Nonabortion Health Care.” Wen wasn’t pleased.

The article title received pushback from pro-abortion supporters, causing Wen to course correct and admit that actually, Planned Parenthood’s “core mission” is abortion. In a series of tweets, Wen also called on supporters to”double down and fight.”

First, our core mission is providing, protecting and expanding access to abortion and reproductive health care…. Planned Parenthood continues to be a powerful political force across the country.

Image: Leana Wen Planned Parenthood prez confirms core mission is abortion (Image: Twitter)

Leana Wen Planned Parenthood prez confirms core mission is abortion (Image: Twitter)

 

In the Buzzfeed piece, Wen announced a “listening tour of 20 Planned Parenthood affiliates” to learn how best to “add or expand nonabortion services.” This may be why Buzzfeed jumped to a wrong conclusion — one many Americans have been manipulated into falsely believing as well. Among the “nonabortion services” Wen wants to offer are…

  • Treatment for opioid addiction
  • Treatment for diabetes management
  • Mental health counseling

“Wen’s idea to turn more Planned Parenthood affiliates into one-stop shops where you can come in for birth control, STI tests, or an abortion, and meet clinic workers prepared to diagnose and treat a range of other problems unrelated to reproduction, from diet to depression to addiction,” Buzzfeed’s Ema O’Connor writes.

Diet? Depression? Addiction?

Image: Buzzfeed headline Jan 2019

Buzzfeed headline Jan 2019

Wen’s plans, according to Buzzfeed, “could involve in-house mental health counselors, which a few clinics already have, and will likely include increased training for Planned Parenthood staff on how to provide “trauma-informed care.” (But surely nothing about post-abortion trauma….)

READ: So much for 3%: Planned Parenthood prez says abortion ‘our core mission’

Planned Parenthood’s attempt to reinvent itself as a “health care” provider instead of an abortion vendor has been tried before. It failed. That “reinvention plan” was introduced by former president Pamela J. Maraldo, who was a nurse in the 1990’s. According to a Planned Parenthood staffer, the plan was “economy-driven.” Maraldo was eventually pushed out of Planned Parenthood after board members determined that her plan hardly mentioned abortion — and Wen has no intentions of making the same mistake.

Wen’s proposals come at a time when Planned Parenthood’s existing health services such as pap tests, cancer screening, and contraceptive services as well as patients and facilities are plummeting… while abortions,  CEO salaries, and excess revenue (profit) climbs. Also increasing are the tax dollars the abortion corporation receives in its political money laundering scheme (demonstrated in the video below) in which the corporation uses its influence to elect pro-abortion politicians, mostly Democrats, who then turn around and make certain that Planned Parenthood continues to receive half a billion dollars annually.

The sudden resignation of “political organizer and chief” Cecile Richards and other high ranking leaders in the organization might be causing ripples. Buzzfeed notes, “[S]trategists and advocates on both sides of the aisle see her presidency as a pointed and purposeful departure from Richards, and one that sends a clear message…. Democratic strategists are concerned that Wen’s shift to focusing on health care over politics is a sign Planned Parenthood is backing away from the fight.”

Democratic campaign consultant Hank Sheinkopf called it “fatigue”:

It’s a symbol of fatigue, the battle has been a tough one and they’re tired. If you publicly project that you’re no longer an advocate but a provider of medical services, the presumption is the bad guys will no longer beat you up because you’re no longer poking a stick in their eyes all the time.

Politicians are not the only ones showing concern. Live Action News recently documented how vocal and very dissatisfied staffers readily exposed internal accusations of intimidation, low wages, discrimination, and a toxic working environment at Planned Parenthood. Perhaps this is why Wen suggested to Buzzfeed that she “wants to be able to practice at Planned Parenthood clinics” and may “perform blood tests and screenings for Planned Parenthood patients herself.”

Wen, who once advocated transparency among physicians, scrubbed her “Who’s My Doctor?” website shortly after being appointed head of the abortion corporation. But, not to fear, because everyone (except Planned Parenthood staffers and former employees) know how “trustworthy” Planned Parenthood is, right?

READ: Medical pregnancy centers fight lie that Planned Parenthood is about women’s health

Wen is treading water, forced to put forward a public image of Planned Parenthood as a health care agency, all while internally the organization seems to be attempting an image makeover — all while the true agenda of Planned Parenthood continues to be abortion.

While on one hand, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland just erected a billboard that read, “I had an abortion and I’m not apologizing,” on the other hand, the mother ship seems to be attempting to refresh its image as a legitimate, diverse health care provider. And yet, Planned Parenthood’s 2019 plan clearly lays out a focused agenda to “expand abortion.”

Planned Parenthood, which ends the lives of nearly 900 preborn babies in the womb every day with abortion, is never going to be viewed as a health care agency. As Wen morphs from prestigious physician into the corporation’s “propagandist-in-chief,” she may want to heed a well-known passage of scripture, which reads, “A double minded man [or organization, for that matter] is unstable in all his ways.”

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

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.

Oops: Planned Parenthood prez gets fact checked!

Posted in Leana Wen, Planned Parenthood CEO with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 24, 2018 by saynsumthn

‘People against Planned Parenthood are against healthcare’ and other lies debunked

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Though Planned Parenthood has selected emergency room physician Dr. Leana Wen to replace its previous political organizer president in hopes of improving its damaged image as an abortion corporation, it is still spouting the same false, well-rehearsed claims. Wen insists that abortion — the deliberate ending of a human life in the womb — is synonymous with standard medical care.

Wen’s claim was published in a press release from Planned Parenthood: “As a doctor, I know that services like cancer screenings, well-woman exams, and the full range of reproductive health care — including birth control and abortion — are standard medical care.” But there are several problems with this, and with Wen’s other claims, both in Planned Parenthood’s press release and a recent interview she gave to NPR’s 1A.

Here are six false claims made by new Planned Parenthood president Leana Wen — along with the facts:

False Claim #1: Planned Parenthood was founded by a “humanitarian” nurse who just wanted to help people with their health care.

Wen told NPR, “We were founded by a nurse who saw what happens when people don’t have access to basic health care….”

The facts: Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, was deeply entrenched in eugenics and brought this same evil ideology — and those who believed in it — into her organization. Sanger’s goal was to make certain that specific groups of people did not procreate, not to make sure they had “health care.” Live Action News has repeatedly documented Sanger’s belief in promoting forced sterilization, her aversion to the poor (including immigrants), her Ku Klux Klan interactions, and more.

Wen is either woefully ignorant of this history or is deliberately misleading people about it.

False Claim #2: “Planned Parenthood has never and never will sell fetal body parts. It is completely untrue – those lies have been discredited many times over.”

The facts: Wen is very good at parroting her Planned Parenthood predecessor’s talking points, but when the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) released its disturbing (and forensically authenticated — so, the opposite of “discredited”) undercover videos showing high ranking Planned Parenthood staffers haggling over the price of fetal body parts and talking about using “less crunchy” methods for abortions to better preserve the aborted body parts that buyers want, then-CEO Cecile Richards, apologized for the “tone” of the Planned Parenthood staffer seen in the first CMP video. who discussed how to successfully harvest fetal livers while munching salad and sipping wine. Richards was later summoned before a Congressional panel to answer for the baby parts scandal, and this panel referred the organization for criminal charges.

False Claim #3: “The people that attack Planned Parenthood — they’re attacking basic health care.”

Wen elaborated in her NPR interview, claiming:

What we do is provide cancer screening. What we do is provide the full range of reproductive health care, from birth control to abortion. All of this is medical care. And, it is – to me, it’s so frustrating to see one aspect of healthcare singled out, stigmatized and attacked…. When people attack the work of Planned Parenthood, when they try to make healthcare political, they’re preventing people from getting the healthcare they deserve, when healthcare should be a basic, fundamental human right.

The facts: Planned Parenthood provides 2% of the nation’s breast exams (zero mammograms) and 1% of the nation’s Pap tests for cervical cancer — while also committing 35% of the nation’s total abortions… around 320,000 every year. Planned Parenthood frequently highlights cancer screenings as a primary service, but the number of abortions they commit is nearly equal to the number of breast exams they perform. Planned Parenthood actually did more abortions than Pap tests, according to 2016 numbers.

And abortion isn’t “medical care” or “health care.” It’s killing, and that is why it carries a stigma:

 

False Claim #4: “It’s my job as the physician to provide medically accurate, scientifically accurate information to my patients….”

The facts: Yes, as a physician, that’s Wen’s job. However, as head of Planned Parenthood, it isn’t.

Multiple Planned Parenthood workers have made unscientific statements to patients, and even former CEO Cecile Richards’ publicly claimed that her children’s lives began at birth. Other Planned Parenthood staffers have claimed “life begins” at whatever arbitrary point someone chooses. Planned Parenthood regularly substitutes correct terms for fetus or baby with “the pregnancy” — and instead of showing scientifically proven information on fetal development to women (whom they claim they “trust”), Planned Parenthood shows a dot in abortion videos rather than accurate images of preborn children:

 

False Claim #5: Looking at Planned Parenthood’s abortion services as a percentage “isn’t helpful.”

The facts: Having to explain the deceptive way one’s organization arrived at a claim that a mere 3% of its services are abortion — when that organization aborts 320,000 children annually — is probably not “helpful” when one has a façade to protect. This claim has been debunked not only by Live Action but by the (not exactly pro-life) Washington Post. Yet Planned Parenthood and supporters still claim abortion is only three percent of what it does. When NPR 1A’s host, Joshua Johnson, asked about this debunked claim multiple times, in multiple ways, Wen avoided answering. Instead, she said:

… I don’t think its helpful for supporters to frame the work that we do as a number…. If we give a number, in a way it actually further stigmatizes abortion care. Because, what does that mean if quote unquote only 3% of services are abortion? Does it mean we’re shying away from abortion? That’s not true…

Committing around 320,000 abortions annually is not “shying away from abortion,” but abortion doesn’t do wonders for public relations, which is why Wen emphasizes other services. While profitable abortions are on a steady decline nationally, the corporation’s abortion market share has increased to an estimated 35%, climbing nearly 11% from 2006 to 2016. During this time, the abortion corporation’s legitimate health services decreased.

And guess who Wen blamed for their diminishing services?

False Claim #6: “It’s pretty hard… when we are attacked in every branch of government all the time, and clinics around the country have been forced to close.”

Wen blames Planned Parenthood’s critics for its facility closures — but the truth is, the organization is losing patients — a decrease of 23 percent in recent years. That’s not the fault of critics. After all, taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood has skyrocketed from $336 million in 2006 to $543 million in 2016. I wouldn’t exactly call that being “attacked.”

Abortion is not health care, and Wen is no different from the long list of previous Planned Parenthood figureheads put forth to parrot deceptive talking points. She may be a doctor, but she’s an extremely political one. And no matter what letters Planned Parenthood’s president has next to her name, as long as it continues to kill human beings through abortion, it will never truly be a legitimate health care organization.

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