Former Clinic Worker: Charjuana Hogan

Charjuana Hogan worked at Planned Parenthood for 4 years. When she started her job, she was not working with abortions. Her title was reproductive health assistant, and she took care of patients who came in for birth control. The Planned Parenthood branch in Riverside, California, was divided into 2 sections – the surgical side, and the reproductive health side, where everything else was done.

She says:

“I was offered a pay that I have never been offered before, and I looked forward to going to work every day.”

Hogan says that she was never taught the health risks of abortion or even details of the abortion procedure.

According to the article at Live Action, the reality of abortion processes was shielded from most staffers, and only little information was provided when inquired.

“They want you to look like you are helping women out. When they send you for training, they give you justification into why women get abortions.”

The Live Action article said that abortion was always presented to the workers in the most positive terms. Workers were continuously told that they were helping women.

9 to 10 week unborn baby
9 to 10 week unborn baby

Hogan watched staffers pieced together the bodies of aborted babies, from 5 to 19 weeks, and saw hands and feet, fingers and toes.

“The parts were brought to the lab that the reproductive health and abortion side shared, and the remains were placed into a red biohazard trash bag like it was nothing. It kind of made me sad a little bit when I saw it.

I would just go out of the room, and it would be on my mind at some time and I would shake it off. Since I was still working there, I wanted to be blind….

We had training often on different types of things. I was disturbed after watching a Planned Parenthood training video of women coming in for an abortion. The video said they felt relaxed, and that Planned Parenthood made [the patient] feel comfortable and happy. It was a perception of deception – like some happy product in a store, it popped right out at me.”

Hogan was upset by the number of young girls (14 to 15 years old) who would come for secret abortions during school hours:

10 weeks
10 weeks

 “Most patients were young and they didn’t want their parents to know. A lot of the girls that came in there were very uneducated in a lot of things. Working in the front desk, I would think, ‘Why aren’t these young girls at school? If they can’t even fill out this paperwork, what are they doing having sex?’”

She was also troubled by women who came for abortions again and again, essentially using them for birth control. And of course, late-term abortions:

24 weeks
24 weeks

 “Women come in at 24 weeks, and I would see them come in that far along. Even if you are deceived about when it becomes a life, you for sure know it’s a life – your stomach is poking way out there.”

A pro-life protester talked to Hogan about religion, and she ended up believing in Jesus and making a new start in life, which led to her quitting the abortion business. She says:

 “My message and my dream would be for women to be educated – what is being done to them – and that would make a change. If they know what’s being done to them and when life begins, then there would be a change.”

To find out more about the reason she left the clinic, read the original article

Becky Yeh “Woman quits Planned Parenthood, shares abortion horrors” Live Action MAR 18, 2015

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Author: Sarah

Sarah is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians.

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