Planned Parenthood Worker Quit When She Was Told to Lie to Sell More Abortions

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   May 25, 2016   |   9:59AM   |   Washington, DC

There is a growing exodus of abortion clinic workers across the nation, and with them are coming harrowing stories of the rampant corruption inside the abortion industry.

One of the latest accounts is from a former Texas Planned Parenthood employee named Angie. She quit her job with the help of And Then There Were None, an organization run by former abortion clinic manager Abby Johnson. The organization has provided support to help dozens of abortion clinic workers quit their jobs.

Sarah Terzo reported more about Angie’s story for LiveAction News:

Angie was a nurse practitioner at a Texas Planned Parenthood. Her facility did not commit abortions, and Angie was never wholeheartedly committed to abortion. Her turning point— the incident that drove her to quit Planned Parenthood—started when a woman who was 20 weeks along in a wanted pregnancy came to the location.

Angie shared her story in a December 21 webcast by And Then There Were None, about why she had deep reservations. She explained that the woman was 20 weeks pregnant, and bleeding. Due to the situation, she took out her own Doppler and listened for the child’s heartbeat:

[I] listened for heart tones and didn’t hear any heart tones. So I told her I’m concerned, I think you may have a fetal demise so I’m going to send you over to the emergency room across the highway and she ended up calling me a couple of days later to me know that she had a fetal demise and ended up, they had to, of course, induce her labor… So she was very grateful for what I had done.

Tragically, the woman’s unborn baby died in the womb. Not long after the incident, Angie said the head nurse practitioner of Planned Parenthood North Texas came into her office and berated her for allowing the expecting mom to listen for her unborn child’s heartbeat.

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“’We don’t want their opinions swayed, so we don’t let them listen to their baby’s heartbeat here,’” she remembered the nurse practitioner saying.

But that wasn’t Planned Parenthood’s only problem with Angie’s actions. The head nurse practitioner also criticized Angie for sending the woman to the hospital rather than their Dallas abortion clinic. Here is more from the report:

Angie describes how she was told that she should have sold the woman an abortion, despite the demise of the preborn child:

And I said, “Well I guess in this case I did what I needed to do, because I got her where she needed to be, over to the emergency room,” and she said, “No you did not, why didn’t you send her to Dallas for an abortion?”

And I said, “Well, because she wasn’t here for an abortion, and her baby was dead. So I would’ve sent her to you and you would’ve done an ultrasound and then you would’ve told her.”

And she said, “No we wouldn’t have. When we do the ultrasound all we’re doing is sizing the pregnancy so that we know what kind of abortion to do. They’ve already signed consent for their abortion, so we don’t tell them if their baby is dead or alive or twins or triplets.…”If a woman came in for an abortion, and the facility workers found out that her baby had already died, they did not tell the woman, but just did the abortion anyway, letting the woman believe she had killed her baby.

The deception and lies prompted Angie to leave her job. She now works for a pro-life pregnancy center, according to the report. Her story confirms Abby Johnson’s and other former abortion workers accounts about how Planned Parenthood pushes women to have abortions.

“Planned Parenthood’s bottom line is numbers. And, with abortion as its primary money-maker, that means implementing a quota. I know this is true because I worked at one of their Texas clinics for 8 years, two as the clinic director,” Johnson wrote in 2011.

Johnson’s and Angie’s testimonies explain one of the reasons why Planned Parenthood fights so vehemently against informed consent laws. These laws ensure that women receive accurate information about their unborn baby’s development, the risks of abortion and the alternatives available to them before having an abortion.

Some abortion clinics even deny women this information when they request it. A former Planned Parenthood patient Tegra Little said she did not receive much counseling before her abortion and the staff refused to let her see her baby’s ultrasound, Terzo reported previously at LifeNews.

Planned Parenthood wants to keep women in the dark about their unborn babies, blocking them from hearing their baby’s heartbeat or seeing them on an ultrasound screen. These things help change women’s minds and often prompt them to choose life for their unborn babies. They also cut into Planned Parenthood’s bottom line.

“Planned Parenthood doesn’t care about women’s health care needs, it cares about abortion,” Johnson said.