AUG. 23, 2012 Profits take
precedence over women's health when it comes to Planned Parenthood's focus, says
a former employee of the abortion giant.
As the country finds itself
in crosshairs of the "war on women," a former Planned Parenthood
employee, Susan Thayer, tells the real story of what goes on behind the closed
doors of the "pro-women" clinics.
Thayer worked as a clinic
director for Planned Parenthood in Iowa for 17 years before she joined the
pro-life cause, only to see the very clinic she worked at close after the 40 Days For Life Campaign she
Q: Planned Parenthood markets
itself as a health resource for women that provides, among other things,
mammograms and other forms of cancer testing. Their website boasts of providing
750,000 breast exams annually, while abortion only makes up three percent of
their work. The impression is that abortion is really just one of many things
they do there. Is that impression accurate?
Thayer: There has never been
a mammogram done by any clinic in any affiliate. The only cancer screening done
there are pap tests and there are fewer and fewer of those happening with the
decline in clinician availability.
They do offer a range of
services sexually transmitted infection testing/treatment, pregnancy testing, birth control, etc - but abortion
is their "main event". It's what they do.
Q: How central is abortion to Planned
Parenthood's mission and bottom line?
Thayer: When I started at
Planned Parenthood in 1991, my small family planning clinic had little to do
with abortion, other than an occasional
referral. By the time I left in 2008, every clinic in the agency
was mandated to provide webcam and/or surgical abortions.
Every center had a goal for
every service provided there, including abortion. As a manager, if your
clinic did not meet goal, you better have a reason why. Webcam abortions
are billed the same as early surgical
abortions, so they are huge money- makers for
the abortion giant.
Every affiliate places huge emphasis on
abortion. The staff is groomed, brainwashed actually, to fully believe
that working in the abortion industry is an honorable task. They have
"pastors" who write letters to the staff to make them feel good about
their own part in abortion.
When you are in it, it is
very subtle. But like a cult, once you are out, it is much easier to see the
Q: There was a lot of uproar
recently with the Susan G. Komen Foundation's effort to stop giving grant money
to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer screening. How does Planned Parenthood
justify receiving these grants when it doesn't do mammograms? What happens to the
Thayer: The money goes into
the big black hole that is Planned Parenthood.
Cecile Richards actually said
that if Planned Parenthood lost the Komen grants, women would not be
diagnosed. This is a complete and total lie. The only breast care
done at Planned Parenthood is a manual exam done only during a comprehensive
visit. Most patients have only a limited exam, or no exam at all and just
get birth control. Planned Parenthood once again played the victim and
turned the Komen situation into a very successful fundraiser.
Q: Why do you think Planned Parenthood gets away with representing itself so
Thayer: They are big and they
have friends in high places. When I started there, the mission statement was
posted in every clinic, but over time, their emphasis
came off the mission and focused only on the bottom line. Margaret Sanger
founded the organization on eugenics, so even
at its roots it is evil.
There is a video called
"Hooking Kids on Sex" which really gives a candid view of Planned
Parenthood and the type of events they host. They are experts at selling their agenda.
Their constant message has been that only three percent of their
services involve abortion," but the reality is they do not care about
women, only their own growth. To Planned
Parenthood, abortion truly is only a number, a weekly goal.