Former employee speaks out about “pizza parties” as reward for hitting abortion sales goals
Video at https://youtu.be/mkxUAR3a_Jc
Washington, D.C. (February 7, 2017) – Today, Live Action released an exposé featuring eyewitness testimony from two former Planned Parenthood employees – one a center manager, the other a nurse – revealing that Planned Parenthood required their facilities to hit monthly sales quotas for the number of abortions they did. The abortion giant also instituted “corrective action plans” for those facilities that failed to meet the quotas while giving pizza parties and other incentives to those that met them.
“Planned Parenthood’s Abortion Quotas” is the latest video in the series “Abortion Corporation.”Prior videos documenting the lack of authentic women’s health care at their centers include: “Ultrasounds for Killing, Not Care at Planned Parenthood,”“Planned Parenthood Managers: Ultrasounds for Abortions, Not Care,”and “The Prenatal Care Deception.” These videos have received a combined 25 million views on Facebook since the first video launched Jan. 24.
Live Action is releasing the investigative series as Congress and President Donald Trump plan to redirect over $400 million in Medicaid funding away from Planned Parenthood to thousands of federally qualified local health clinics and as the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act makes its way to the Senate.
Former Storm Lake, IA, Planned Parenthood manager Sue Thayer revealed in the video that incentives given to employees for reaching abortion sales goals included pizza parties and paid time off. Employees were trained to convince women to have abortions to meet their goals.
“I trained my staff the way that I was trained, which was to really encourage women to choose abortion; to have it at Planned Parenthood, because it counts towards our goal.”
“It sounds kind of crazy, but pizza is a motivator [for getting abortion numbers up].”
How Planned Parenthood would pressure financially distressed women into abortions:
“If they’d say, ‘I’m not able to pay [my bill] 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? 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), you know, where you can get help as a pregnant mom. So really, don’t you think your smartest choice is termination?’”
– Sue Thayer, former Planned Parenthood manager, Storm Lake, IA
“Planned Parenthood doesn’t have quotas for adoptions. It doesn’t have quotas for prenatal care. But quotas for abortions? Absolutely,” said Lila Rose, president and founder of Live Action. “Planned Parenthood makes a profit off women in the midst of their most difficult experiences and incentivizes its staff to take the lives of children in the womb with pizza parties, paid time off, and lunches with upper management. It’s time to redirect our tax money toward local health clinics that actually provide real care to women, instead of to Planned Parenthood, a corporation focused on upping its abortion numbers.”
Live Action is investing $500,000 in a digital ad campaign to push the video series out to millions of Americans. Future videos will further expose Planned Parenthood’s lack of health care services and include the testimonies of former Planned Parenthood workers and managers.
Will Planned Parenthood continue its denials of these findings?
“I anticipate Planned Parenthood will respond as it usually does by denying the findings of this investigation,” said Rose.
“We know that Planned Parenthood lies repeatedly and misleads the public, as it did during Live Action’s 2011 child sex trafficking exposé. Three weeks ago, Live Action released public records that show Planned Parenthood failed to report child sex traffickers to local authorities as it had claimed. Planned Parenthood also lied to the New York Times, the Associated Press, and other media outlets about retraining thousands of its staff to identify and report sex traffickers. Instead, a former manager says the sessions were used to train staff how to identify undercover journalists. You can read the article and see the evidence here.”
About Lila Rose and Live Action
Lila Rose is the president and founder of Live Action. Over the last decade, she has been responsible for undercover investigations that exposed Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry providing sex-selective abortions, covering up the sexual abuse of minors and child sex trafficking, accepting racially motivated donations, disseminating medical misinformation, and participating in other abuses of women and children. Live Action has one of the largest grassroots bases in the pro-life movement and reaches 15-25 million people online every month.
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