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A former Planned Parenthood nurse said that employees at the abortion facility in Indianapolis view abortion as a "rite of passage," and described the institution as an "evil and sad place to work," revealing some of the disturbing behavior of its doctors.
Marianne Anderson, who worked at Planned Parenthood from 2010 to 2012, shared in an interview last week with The Criterion, newspaper of the Indianapolis Archdiocese, that she began feeling uneasy about her job starting up patients' conscious sedation program when people from the national office in New York came to teach them the process.
"It was disgusting. These two ladies had this chant they would do: 'Abortion all the time!' I thought, 'I've got to get out of here.' That was about six to eight months after I started," Anderson said.
"Those women from New York acted like an abortion was a rite of passage. They were like, 'How can you not offer abortion to women? It's their body. They should be able to do whatever they want. How can you force them to have a baby? Abortion should be free to anybody, anytime.'"
Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky declined to comment to The Christian Post on Thursday.
In her interview, Anderson went into detail about some of the experiences around her job that stuck with her, including treating a Korean girl she was sure was a sex slave. She also described the disturbing behavior of some of the doctors:
"One doctor, when he was in the POC (products of conception) room, would talk to the aborted baby while looking for all the parts. 'Come on, little arm, I know you're here! Now you stop hiding from me!' It just made me sick to my stomach," she continued.
"The sound the suction machine made when it turned on still haunts me."
The former nurse said that 20-30 abortions were carried out a day at the facility where she worked, including medical abortion by pill.
She described her former place of employment as a "money-grubbing, evil, very sad, sad place to work."
"You have to have so many [abortions] a month to stay open. In our meetings they'd tell us, 'If abortions are down, you could get sent home early and not get as many hours,'" she revealed.
"They would allow girls to have ultrasounds that were obviously way too far along [the legal limit for having an abortion in Indiana is 13 weeks and six days]. They said, 'If they want to be seen, you just put them through, no problem,' just taking advantage to make money."
Anderson was fired from her job in July 2012, though she said she had planned on quitting anyway. She was then hired by Community North [Hospital], a job which she says she loves.
"God didn't give us the right to take another life. I don't seek revenge. I just want to right a wrong," she said as she described why she began to speak publicly about her experience. She noted that she joined And Then There Were None, a nonprofit organization to help former Planned Parenthood workers heal from their former work, which helped her deal with regret over abortions she assisted with.
Last week, Planned Parenthood settled a wrongful death case where the abortion provider agreed to pay $2 million to the family of a botched abortion victim, 24-year-old Tonya Reaves, who died following a late-term abortion at a PP facility in Chicago on July 20, 2012. Pro-life groups were upset that the punishment did not go far enough.