AUG. 23, 2012 – Profits take presidence 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 initiated.
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?