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Former managers speak out: Planned Parenthood is not real health care

Planned Parenthood claims that millions of women depend on it for health care, touting its cancer screenings, prenatal care, STI testing, and other essential health-related services. However, although Planned Parenthood tells the American public it is the leading women’s health provider, two Planned Parenthood managers are exposing the corporation’s true focus: abortion.

Live Action interviewed former Planned Parenthood center managers Ramona Treviño and Sue Thayer, who talked about how disillusioned they were when they worked at Planned Parenthood and found out that most centers didn’t offer OB/GYN, prenatal, and other basic health care services to women. The abortion giant offered little to pregnant women because “they made their money if somebody had an abortion.”

“We had nothing to offer these women,” Treviño said when asked which services Planned Parenthood offered pregnant women who wanted to keep their babies. “For example: prenatal care. There was no prenatal care. There was nothing that we could offer women who were pregnant.”

Treviño describes how Planned Parenthood was unable to diagnose women with health issues who came to the abortion giant looking for help, and she had to turn them away because there were no services, ultrasound technicians (with the exception of ultrasound machines used for abortions), or gynecologists available. Treviño says through her tenure at Planned Parenthood, she realized that the only “service” pregnant women could truly receive at their facilities was abortion.

“You go in with the perception that Planned Parenthood is there to help women in any situation, not just when they’re wanting an abortion,” Treviño said. “Everything is limited to contraception and abortion.”

In a second video, the two former managers reveal that the quality of care at the facilities was extremely poor. In fact, Trevino said she felt that Planned Parenthood “treated women like cattle,” rushing them in and out.

Thayer, who echoed the sentiment, said women were “herded” through abortion centers. She confirmed that when women seeking health services (such as those who had a breast lump or abnormal pap smear) would visit Planned Parenthood, they were turned away. In fact, the abortion chain had no services for pregnant women who wanted to keep their babies.

“The reason why adoption or prenatal care weren’t hit hard is because there’s no money in that,” Thayer said. “They made their money if someone had an abortion at a Planned Parenthood facility.”

Although Planned Parenthood claims to serve women, its own numbers show that its bread and butter is abortion. Every year, it commits over 320,000 abortions, or over 34 percent of abortions in America. In contrast, it offers only less than 2 percent of the nation’s pap tests and breast exams.

Trevino and Thayer are shedding light on the meager health services Planned Parenthood provides and combating the false narrative that millions of women will lose access to health care if Planned Parenthood were defunded or replaced.

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