September 28, 2020

Planned Parenthood Insider Speaks Out – It’s Worse Than We Thought

Sue Thayer used to be a central manager at Planned Parenthood but now she approaches the abortion argument from the other side. Recently, Thayer says she has come across information that proves Planned Parenthood is not the organization she once thought it was.

“I always heard the mantra that abortion should be, as Bill Clinton once said, ‘safe, legal, and rare,'” Thayer wrote in a recent op-ed in the Washington Examiner, “But now being on the other side of the abortion conversation, it’s easy to see that the organization’s focus was never about protecting women or preventing abortion.”

Specifically, she pointed to a report issued by Planned Parenthood that Thayer claims proves the organization’s mission is not at all about preserving mother’s health.

“Planned Parenthood’s annual report debunks their earlier public relations efforts to manipulate the numbers in their favor,” Thayer writes. “They have often said that abortion comprises ‘only’ 3% of their services performed. The report showed a record-high 345,672 abortions — an increase of nearly 4% from the previous year. This is occurring even as the number of abortions nationwide is in decline. It means that Planned Parenthood alone performs almost 40% of all abortions in the U.S.”

To the false and misleading nature of its claims, add the fact that Planned Parenthood opposes all legal changes that would help make abortion more rare. Their former advocacy of “safe, legal, and rare” has given way to what they were genuinely championing all along: “free, on-demand, without apology.”

Thayer has a history of taking on Planned Parenthood. She has testified against them numerous times before Congress on issues of fraudulent tax reporting and Planned Parenthoods alleged complicity in sexual abuse.

“According to its annual report,” Thayer wrote in her op-ed, Planned Parenthood “boasted a 9% increase in taxpayer funding for a total of $616.8 million — $1.7 million hard-earned tax dollars every single day. That means more than one-third of the abortion empire is funded courtesy of U.S. taxpayers.”

Thayer then gave an illustration she claims shows the misleading nature of Planned Parenthood’s reporting. “Even as its abortions are up, Planned Parenthood’s actual medical services are down — way down,” Thayer wrote. “In the past decade, the number of pap tests it has administered has decreased by 72%. The number of breast exams has declined by 68%. The abortion giant takes pride in adoption referrals, which were up 34% last year. But even that piece of apparently good news is misleading — merely handing a client a brochure on adoption can count as a referral.”

To read Thayer’s entire piece in Washington Examiner, click here.

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