In a new video, former Planned Parenthood employees reveal they were incentivized to pressure women into getting abortions to meet monthly corporate quotas.
In the video from Live Action, Sue Thayer, a former Planned Parenthood manager in Storm Lake, Iowa, explained that if her center met its quota for abortion referrals, employees would be rewarded with pizza parties, paid time off, and other rewards.
After administering a pregnancy test to a woman, Planned Parenthood employees would tell her how much it cost and ask how much she would be able to pay towards it. If a woman was unable to pay for a mere pregnancy test, they would use that fact to pressure her towards an abortion.
“If they’d say, ‘I’m not able to pay today,’ then we would say something like, ‘Well, if you can’t pay $10 today, how are you going to take care of a baby?’” Thayer said. “‘Have you priced diapers? Do you know how much it costs to buy a car seat? Where would you go for help? There’s no place in Storm Lake’ — or whatever town they were in — ‘where you can get help as a pregnant mom. So really, don’t you think your smartest choice is termination?’”
“I felt like I was more of a salesman sometimes, to sell abortions,” said Marianne Anderson, a former Planned Parenthood nurse. “We were told on a regular basis that you have a quota to meet to keep this clinic open.”
Planned Parenthood frequently pressures women on Medicaid, who are living at or close to the poverty line, to pay for half of the cost of their visits. The nation’s largest abortion provider, which touts itself as a source of prenatal care poor women rely on, largely does not provide prenatal care nor does it offer ultrasounds to pregnant women other than to use them for an abortion procedure, Live Action has revealed.
Planned Parenthood is currently embroiled in a fight with Congress to continue receiving more than $540 million taxpayer dollars annually, and they’re desperately trying to cover up the fact that they specialize in abortion by claiming that abortion only accounts for 3 percent of the services they provide. But this is a lie. Planned Parenthood performs 30 percent of abortions in the United States, and less than 2 percent of the all pap tests and breast exams in the country.
On February 11, pro-life advocates plan to protest outside of Planned Parenthood locations nationwide to support Republican-led efforts to defund the nation’s largest abortion provider.