In 2010, Marianne Anderson worked at a Planned Parenthood facility in Indianapolis, Indiana. She started working there because the job was very close to her house, and she was hired to start up their conscious sedation program, which allowed clients to purchase mild to moderate sedatives to be given intravenously before an abortion.
Anderson, who is a mother of two and a grandmother of one, said when she started at the facility she was on the fence about abortion. This was because when she was on staff at Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis she had seen girls that had attempted abortions on themselves and ended up with hysterectomies, or boyfriends beating them because they were pregnant. She said: “My thought was, ‘Well, you need a safe place for an abortion. People shouldn’t be doing it on their own. And people are going to be doing it anyway, so why not provide them a safe place to do it?’ ”
Now, Anderson has a very different opinion about Planned Parenthood. She said the following in an interview with The Criterion:
“It was a money-grubbing, evil, very sad, sad place to work. We would get yelled at if we didn’t answer the phone by the third ring. They would tell us we’d be fired [if we didn’t] because they needed the money.
They would remind us in our weekly staff meeting that we need to tell everyone who called to schedule an appointment to avoid ‘those people’ [the sidewalk counselors] because we need the money. We were to tell them, ‘Don’t make eye contact with them, and don’t stop in the driveway. If you make eye contact with them or if you stop and roll down your window, they’re going to try their darnedest to talk you out of it.’
You have to have so many abortions a month to stay open. In our meetings they’d tell us, ‘If abortions are down, you could get sent home early and not get as many hours.’
They would allow girls to have ultrasounds that were obviously way too far along [the legal limit for having an abortion in Indiana is 13 weeks and six days. They said, ‘If they want to be seen, you just put them through, no problem,’ just taking advantage to make money.”
Additionally, Anderson reported on some of the other horrible incidents that took place at Planned Parenthood. Six months after she started, employees from the national office came to train her, and would chant, “Abortion all the time!” They believed abortion was a rite of passage and should be free to anyone who wants it.
Anderson also observed girls being pressured to have abortions against their will. A 16-year old girl was forced to have an abortion by her mother and another incident involved sex trafficking. Anderson explained, “This guy brought in a Korean girl. I had no doubt in my mind this girl was a sex slave. This guy would not leave her side. They could barely communicate. He wanted to make all the arrangements.
During the ultrasound, she told one of the nurses that there were lots of girls in the house, and that the man hits them. She never came back for the abortion. I always wondered what happened to her. One of my co-workers said, ‘You’re better off to just let it go’.”
The abortionist that Anderson worked for, Dr. Michael King, would complain when girls would start crying on the table. He would say, “Now you chose to be here. Sit still. I don’t have time for this.” But what was even more sickening to Anderson was the doctor who would talk to the aborted baby while collecting all the body parts. He would say, “Come on, little arm, I know you’re here! Now you stop hiding from me!”
The Georgetown Planned Parenthood performed approximately 20-30 abortions twice a week, and several times there were complications and a local hospital would come pick the women up. Anderson said, “One girl almost bled out. She was passing clots, her blood pressure was dropping. When we had to call 911 for an ambulance, we were told never to say the word ‘abortion’ because they don’t want that broadcast. They knew that the calls were recorded, and could be made public.”
These incidents only confirm what we already know about the largest abortion business in America. Planned Parenthood will do anything to pull in their annual abortion income. Thankfully, in 2012, Anderson reached out to Abby Johnson who connected her with Eileen, a sidewalk counselor in Indianapolis. Eileen helped her search for a new job and didn’t judge her in the process. Now, Anderson works at Community North Hospital and shares her story publically.