Clinic worker Annette on selling abortions at Planned Parenthood

An article in the American Feminist told the story of Annette, a former Planned Parenthood worker. The article says:

On many occasions, [Annette] saw women expressing doubts [about abortion], but observed the staff response as uniformly encouraging…. Once, Annette observed the clinic director meeting with a client. To Annette, the woman was asking endless questions and seemed anything but certain about her decision. The patient kept repeating, “I’m really not sure.”

When Annette and the director left the interview room, the director told the staff that the patient was “just fine” and ready to proceed. Annette spoke up and said she didn’t see it that way. … Annette got such heat for speaking up she did not do it again.

Later, at a meeting, Annette spoke up:

“Do I have an abortion quota?” she asked. “Because that’s really what it feels like.”

Her employers first denied there was a “quota.” But as she argued, they admitted that workers were expected to sell 40 abortions a day.

Ellen J. Reich “An Insider’s Look into the Abortion Industry,” The American Feminist Fall/Winter 2016.

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Sarah Terzo is a freelance writer and journalist who works for Live Action. and is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians.
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