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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

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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.

Former Planned Parenthood exec exposes how PP’s success is linked to power and money

Posted in Planned Parenthood, Planned Parenthood 990, Planned Parenthood CEO, Planned Parenthood Employee, Planned Parenthood ex employee, Planned Parenthood six digit salary with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 21, 2017 by saynsumthn

Top Planned Parenthood executive: Major government funds keep us in business

Cecile Richards

A former top executive for Planned Parenthood once admitted that the abortion corporation’s success is linked to power and money, and that taxpayer dollars enabled the abortion corporation to recruit, hire and pay their top staffers six-digit salaries — all while actual health services and patients declined.

For years, pro-life groups have documented that the hundreds of millions in government dollars Planned Parenthood receives are fungible, acting to free up other dollars which would normally be used for salaries, facility rent, and general overhead. Though Planned Parenthood leads the American public to believe that those taxpayer funds do not pay for abortions or the salaries of staff that commits abortions, top officials at Planned Parenthood, like R. James LeFevre, Jr., knew differently.

LeFevre began his career with Planned Parenthood in 1974 and was considered a mover and shaker inside the organization.

According to his resume, LeFevre worked as Chief Strategic Officer for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) from 1999-2006, as PPFA’s Chief Operating Officer from 1996-1999, as interim co-president of PPFA from 1995-1996, and as executive director of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England from 1977-1995. In other words, he was not a low-level employee, but was heavily involved in the workings of Planned Parenthood as an organization.

James LeFevre, PPFA (Photo credit: Bennington Banner)

In 1992, he authored a booklet called “Redirecting Boards, a New Vision of Governance for Planned Parenthood,” written as a reference for the various PPFA affiliate leaders.

It is there that LeFevre exposed how “the major influx of government funds” became the catalyst behind Planned Parenthood’s ability to recruit its staff. LeFevre writes:

Some 20 years ago the managerial “professionalism” of the executive director (and often the senior staff) began to emerge. This became possible because of the major influx of government funds (primarily federal), providing resources that enabled Planned Parenthood to offer extensive training to incumbents and to hire experienced managers (not just social workers, ministers, or nurses, who did not always have such managerial preparation or experience). This trend continued for other senior staff positions….

In other words, the ability for PPFA to hire top notch staff, executives and board members was directly related to public taxpayer funds.

LeFevre would know. After all, in addition to his many jobs within the abortion corporation, Live Action News previously reported that LeFevre was one of the nine members of PPFA’s “Reinvention Group,” tasked to “literally design PPFA in order to succeed in the era of health care reform.” Or, as the New York Times described it at the time, to change Planned Parenthood to a “broad health organization that could compete in the era of managed care.” But, despite today’s misleading rhetoric, this so-called “reinvention plan” created in the mid 1990’s to morph Planned Parenthood from an abortion facility into a health care agency failed because it barely mentioned abortion.

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Live Action News has documented that Planned Parenthood is all about abortion and political organizing, but the scheme to masquerade as a health care organization continues to this day and has made Planned Parenthood executives very wealthy. According to Planned Parenthood’s annual reports, between 1997 and 2004, taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood increased over 65 percent from $165 million (1997) to $272.7 million (2004). Within those same years, abortions also increased a staggering 54 percent from 165,174 to 255,015.

What else increased during that same time period? The salary of PPFA’s president, Gloria Feldt.

Former PPFA president Gloria Feldt

Former PPFA president Gloria Feldt

In 1997, PPFA paid Feldt $245,853, plus $25,000 in expense account and other allowances. By 1999 (just two years later), Feldt was compensated $324,217 plus $16,938 in employee benefits and an additional $68,000 in expense account and other allowances.

Feldt’s salary increased each year by the amounts listed below (all categories totaled):

  • 2000- $24,000 increase
  • 2001 – $14,000 increase
  • 2002 – $12,000 increase
  • 2003- $29,000 increase

By 2004, the last year Feldt was employed by Planned Parenthood, her salary from PPFA skyrocketed to over $902,148 ($490,679 in compensation, $346,570 in employee benefits and an additional $64,899 in expense account and other allowances).

In other words, within just a few years, and with the help of government dollars, the president of Planned Parenthood had received a whopping 233 percent increase in her salary.

Cecile Richards

Cecile Richards

Enter Cecile Richards, whose “accomplishments” mirror those of Feldt. In 2006, when PPFA hired Richards to be their CEO/political organizer,  government dollars to the abortion corporation jumped from $336.7 million (2006) to $554.6 million (2015), also increasing nearly 65 percent.

Since Richards was hired to the organization’s CEO position, abortions rose from 289,750 to 328,348.

Thanks to Richards, Planned Parenthood now garners nearly 35 percent of the abortion market, while the organization’s actual health services and patient numbers are dwindling. But that hasn’t prevented Richards from seeing her salary increase. Richards began her career at Planned Parenthood receiving an annual compensation of $360,902, according to PPFA’s 990 reports that year. And, just like her predecessor, her salary also skyrocketed.

While abortions remained on the increase along with taxpayer dollars, Cecile Richard’s salary rose by over 165 percent. According to PPFA’s IRS Form 990 for 2014, in just a few years, Richards’ salary and compensation had reached a staggering $957,952.

Richards isn’t the only one cashing in on taxpayer dollars.

An analysis by American Life League (ALL) in 2017 examined compensation paid to Planned Parenthood’s 12 top employees and found they received a total of $4.7 million. The report also found that the average compensation of an affiliate CEO had increased 22 percent in just the last two years.

In addition, ALL found that all 56 PP affiliate CEOs made over $100,000 per year with some making more:

  • 33 make over $200,000 a year
  • 16 make over $300,000 a year
  • 6 make over $400,00 a year
  • 1 makes in excess of $500,000 a year

“The total compensation paid to all PP CEOs is $13.4 million. This income puts the average Planned Parenthood CEO in the top five percent of all workers in the United States,” ALL wrote in its press release.

A look at Planned Parenthood’s record reveals that it doesn’t deserve a cent of taxpayer money:

  • Documented evidence that women do not need Planned Parenthood for contraceptive services
  • Documented evidence that Planned Parenthood is losing patients
  • Documented evidence that services at Planned Parenthood are decreasing, despite an increase in abortions and government funding
  • Documented evidence dispelling Planned Parenthood’s 3% abortion myth
  • Documented evidence that Planned Parenthood lies about the services it provides, including prenatal care
  • Documented evidence that Planned Parenthood does not provide mammograms, despite claiming that it did
  • Documented evidence that funding Planned Parenthood also funds its abortion facilities
  • Documented evidence that Planned Parenthood has abortion quotas
  • Documented evidence that abortion is the primary service that tax-funded Planned Parenthood offers pregnant women because, as a former worker testified, “they made their money if somebody had an abortion”
  • Documented evidence regarding the poor standard of care Planned Parenthood gives to their clients, with former Planned Parenthood managers accusing Planned Parenthood of “treating women like cattle” and using ultrasounds only for abortions
  • Documented evidence that Planned Parenthood is misinforming women about the development of their babies
  • Documented evidence that Planned Parenthood was a eugenics-based organization at the time of its founding
  • Documented evidence that Planned Parenthood has been cited for overbilling abuses and Medicaid fraud, and for violating patient privacy
  • Documented evidence that Planned Parenthood is failing to report child sexual abuse (a violation that alone should result in the organization losing millions of taxpayer dollars granted to it under the federal Title X Family Planning Program)
  • Documented evidence on the kind of sex “education” the abortion corporation is giving to teens, with Planned Parenthood promoting BDSM and other disturbing sexual practices to teenagers

The list above does not include the number of women injured or killed after using Planned Parenthood’s abortion “services.”

So, while taxpayers are forced to fund this corrupt organization to end the lives of over 900 preborn babies a day, Planned Parenthood has increased its excess revenues (that’s right: profit) from $55.8 million in 2005 to a whopping $77.5 million last year alone all while paying its executives, especially its CEO, extremely high salaries.

It was all a part of the plan, as LeFevre outlined in his book where he noted, “In the last decade it has become abundantly clear that Planned Parenthood’s success is closely linked with power and money… it takes political muscle and big bucks to prevail.”

Sadly, many of those big bucks come from the taxpayer. Enough is enough. A full defunding of America’s corrupt abortion corporation is imperative.

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