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Planned Parenthood employees are essentially salesmen for abortion, according to one former clinic director who believes the organization would cease to exist were it not for the profitability of abortion.
Former clinic manager Abby Johnson told The Christian Post that, for Planned Parenthood, "the only way to make money and the only way to generate revenue" is through abortion.
"Workers know there's a quota. They become sales people for abortion, otherwise Planned Parenthood will lay off workers," said Johnson, president and founder of a nonprofit called And Then There Were None, which provides financial, emotional, spiritual and legal assistance to former employees who've left the abortion business.
Earlier this week, Johnson wrote a blog post about an award certificate the Aurora, Colorado, Planned Parenthood posted on its bulletin board celebrating the clinic for increasing the number of abortions performed during the first half of 2013 compared to the first half of 2012.
The photo was captured by a former Planned Parenthood employee who has since left the clinic and remains anonymous.
While Johnson told CP that this Planned Parenthood certificate is the first one of its kind that she's ever seen, she contends that it's common knowledge that clinic staff must meet abortion quotas and exceed the previous year's numbers, or workers will face termination from their jobs.
"We were rewarded in some ways — if we met our quotas, we'd have a pizza party or the COO would come down and take us to lunch or something like that. But to actually have an award on paper, that was something I had never seen before," said Johnson, who details her 10 years as an abortion clinic employee in the book, Unplanned: The Dramatic True Story of a Former Planned Parenthood Leader's Eye-Opening Journey across the Life Line.
She continued: "At my clinic, the last year I was there, we had a really successful fiscal year in 2009 with our abortion numbers — our numbers in general, but particularly our abortion numbers. When they were making our budget for fiscal year 2010, they looked at those numbers and said, 'OK, how many abortions do we think that this clinic can bring in?' And that's how they come up with their quotas."
The quotas, Johnson explained, vary from clinic to clinic. "They look at demographics, they look at the previous fiscal year's numbers, and they determine the quota from there."
Among the misleading information Planned Parenthood promotes to the public is that they provide prenatal services, which according to Johnson, they stopped in 2009 because the organization considers these patients to be "too cumbersome."
Johnson confirmed, however, that Planned Parenthood does provide prenatal vitamins, but that's the extent of its services to pregnant women.
"While they tout prenatal services, when we call and ask if they provide prenatal care, they say, 'no,'" she added. "When we call Planned Parenthood clinics throughout the country to ask about prenatal care, they say they'd be glad to talk about abortion, but they only offer prenatal vitamins, not prenatal care."
Johnson said the former COO at the Bryan, Texas, facility, who's now a Planned Parenthood CEO for that region, consistently emphasized to the staff that every patient visit needs to be a revenue generating visit.
Planned Parenthood also claims that only 3 percent of its overall revenue comes from abortion services, and only 10 percent of its clients go to the clinics for abortion services. Johnson, however, said this is misleading, because abortion accounts for over 50 percent of Planned Parenthood's revenue.
Johnson told CP that Planned Parenthood uses "creative accounting" and "stealthy bundling" to disguise the fact that abortion is their biggest revenue generator.
"All of it boils down to how they bill for services," she said. "For example: an annual exam, pap smear, gonorrhea and chlamydia tests, and seven packs of birth control account for one visit and are billed as 10 services. But they unbundle for abortion, and count all services provided as one. We don't really know what the true numbers are because of the bundling and unbundling."
"They really are creative accountants. We know their abortion budget makes up 50 percent. We also know that when states pass laws regulating abortion clinics, like in Texas, instead of meeting basic health and safety standards for abortion clinics, they choose to shut down. If abortion was only 3 percent of revenue, they would be able to sustain themselves," Johnson added.