Nashville Tennessee Only Abortion-Free for One Month, Planned Parenthood Will Resume Killing Babies

State   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Dec 31, 2018   |   12:02PM   |   Nashville, Tennessee

A Tennessee Planned Parenthood that employees say puts money ahead of patients plans to begin aborting unborn babies again in January.

The Nashville Planned Parenthood stopped doing abortions in early December for “a period of quality improvement.” A spokeswoman indicated that they were struggling with staffing changes, including finding a new abortionist.

Apparently they found one because over the weekend, the abortion chain announced plans to start killing unborn babies again in January, the Vanderbilt Hustler reports.

“Just like other health care providers, [Planned Parenthood] periodically experiences changes in staff, and we are currently taking the next several weeks to fully orient and train new team members,” it said in a statement. “We expect to resume abortion services at this location next month.”

The abortion chain down-played the temporary closure, but several current and former employees have said there is more to the situation.

“New management prioritized money over patients,” the Nashville Scene reported after interviewing four of its employees, some of whom lost their jobs after it stopped doing abortions.

According to the report: “… all describe a turbulent six months leading up to the announcement. Some learned of the news by email, while others found out when they checked a work schedule and noticed their name no longer appeared on it.”

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Their concerns included new policies that charge patients extra for IV sedation — something that used to be included in the price of an abortion, and prohibit employees from screening patients for financial assistance, according to the report.

Additionally, a potential health hazard, “new management stopped providing doctors with sterile gloves and, staffers say, wanted to use small plastic drinking cups for urine samples,” the report continued.

The facility was the largest abortion provider in the state, the Tennessean reports. In 2016, 11,235 unborn babies were aborted in Tennessee, according to the state Department of Health. Almost 20 percent of them, or 1,927, were in Nashville.

Without the Nashville location, there are six abortion facilities in Tennessee. In August, the Women’s Center abortion facility in Nashville also closed after almost three decades of aborting unborn babies. According to Tennessee Right To Life, a local non-profit that provides life-affirming health services to low income individuals bought the building where the abortion facility used to be.

While the Nashville Planned Parenthood emphasized that it still provides non-abortion health services, local news reports noted that its office was empty after it stopped doing abortions. The report adds to evidence that abortions are primarily what Planned Parenthood does, even though it claims otherwise.

The Nashville facility’s latest statement indicated how strongly Planned Parenthood believes in the killing of unborn babies.

“We believe that the ability to control fertility is fundamental to human health and well-being,” the statement read. “We believe that your body is your own, and when it isn’t, you can’t be free, and you won’t be equal.”

Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in America. Its most recent annual report showed 323,999 abortions, about one third of all abortions in the U.S.

The New York Times recently reported about Planned Parenthood’s wide-spread discrimination against pregnant workers. More than a dozen current and former employees said the abortion giant often denied pregnant employees breaks and did not hire women who were or might become pregnant.