Apparently, abortion business leaders’ roles in their communities are noteworthy enough to get them recognized in the local paper.
The Times Free Press in Tennessee published a story this week recognizing Jeff Teague who is retiring as president and CEO of the Planned Parenthood affiliate in middle and eastern Tennessee.
Teague, who ran the Tennessee abortion business for 17 years, plans to retire on Friday, according to the report. How many unborn babies were killed under Teague’s leadership is unknown.
Teague said he is “incredibly proud of what we have accomplished” at Planned Parenthood of Middle and Eastern Tennessee. He said they are financially stable and their patient numbers are up.
“In an incredibly hostile environment, the political strength and influence of Planned Parenthood is unquestionable,” Teague said. “[I am] honored and humbled to have worked with the most incredibly passionate and dedicated staff and volunteers.”
In his role at the abortion chain, Teague fought against a late-term abortion ban and urged changes to a bill prohibiting the sales of aborted babies’ body parts. Last year, he blasted a bill that would give women the chance to see an ultrasound of their unborn babies, claiming it was nothing but a political attempt to “frighten women.”
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Here’s more from the report:
Diana Finlayson, chairwoman of Planned Parenthood of Middle and East Tennessee (PPMET), said that “in the face of an adverse and hostile political climate, Jeff has moved our organization forward with grace” and worked “relentlessly to position PPMET as a champion for health care and for women’s rights.
“He has impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of Tennesseans and Kentuckians, and for that we are grateful,” Finlayson said. “We will miss Jeff’s charismatic and inspiring leadership.”
Keri Adams, currently the Tennessee group’s senior vice president, has been named interim CEO for the affiliate.
In 2015, 11,411 abortions were performed on unborn babies and moms in Tennessee, according to the state Department of Health. While abortions are down in the state and nation-wide, Planned Parenthood continues to be the leading abortion provider in the United States.
The abortion chain kills more than 300,000 unborn babies every year in America.