Planned Parenthood Lays Off 36 Employees, Abortion Business Gets Fewer Customers

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Jul 10, 2020   |   12:06PM   |   Washington, DC

Reports of “inner turmoil” and a “toxic environment” at Planned Parenthood abortion facilities in the mid-west give hope to the pro-life cause.

The complaints come from multiple employees of Planned Parenthood Great Plains, which runs 10 facilities in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.

NPR in Kansas City highlighted the problems in an extensive report this week, including layoffs, financial troubles and on-going staff complaints.

Recently, the Planned Parenthood affiliate offered severance packages to 36 employees, citing financial troubles due to low patient numbers and the coronavirus pandemic, according to the report. It predicted more layoffs could soon follow.

According to the news station, its mid-west facilities saw a “sharp drop” in patient numbers between March and June, which added to its financial troubles.

The news suggests that more mothers are rejecting abortion and choosing life for their unborn babies. Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion chain in the U.S., and its St. Louis, Missouri facility has been accused of major health and safety violations, including “multiple life-threatening abortions.”

Employees are starting to reject the abortion chain, too. According to the report, the Great Plains affiliate experienced a huge employee turnover this year, and many describe the work environment as “toxic.”

Others complained that affiliate CEO Brandon Hill reaps in a huge salary while ignoring staffers’ concerns.

Rachel Ulanowski, who quit last year, accused her former boss of emotional abuse.

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“I don’t think Brandon is a bad person,” Ulanowski told NPR. “But he doesn’t prioritize the well-being of his staff or address any of the complaints.”

Another employee, Alex Aguilar, who accepted the severance package this summer, said the problems began long before the coronavirus pandemic.

“Of course, the pandemic has dealt a really debilitating blow to Planned Parenthood. … But it’s my hypothesis that there are a lot of things that contributed to the financial hardship, one being a toxic work environment,” Aguilar told the news outlet.

Last year, according to NPR, the Planned Parenthood affiliate received poor results from an employee satisfaction survey, with some staffers complaining about “chaos,” “toxicity,” low pay and poor leadership.

Echoing concerns voiced by Planned Parenthood employees in New York earlier this summer,

some suggested they feel pressured to keep quiet about problems because it would hurt Planned Parenthood’s image.

Increasingly, however, staffers are complaining about the abortion group, and their complaints are making it even more clear that Planned Parenthood does not really care about its employees, patients or unborn babies.

In June, Planned Parenthood staff in New York accused one of the abortion chain’s leaders of “systemic racism” in an open letter signed by hundreds of employees.

Planned Parenthood also has fought against employees’ attempts to unionize as they called for better wages and working conditions. And a 2018 New York Times investigation revealed evidence of the abortion chain mistreating and discriminating against its pregnant employees.

Tennessee Planned Parenthood employees also recently voiced concerns about the abortion chain putting money ahead of patients’ well-being. According to the Nashville Scene, their concerns included 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.”

Troubles for Planned Parenthood mean good news for unborn babies and mothers. The abortion group kills about 345,000 unborn babies in abortions each year while reporting billion-dollar revenues. It also has huge political influence with Democrats, but these on-going struggles suggest that it may be falling apart.