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Former employee speaks out about “pizza parties” as reward for hitting abortion sales goals

Washington, D.C. (February 7, 2017) – Today, Live Action released an exposé featuring eyewitness testimony from two former Planned Parenthood employees – one a center manager, the other a nurse – revealing that Planned Parenthood required their facilities to hit monthly sales quotas for the number of abortions they did. The abortion giant also instituted “corrective action plans” for those facilities that failed to meet the quotas while giving pizza parties and other incentives to those that met them.

“Planned Parenthood’s Abortion Quotas” is the latest video in the series “Abortion Corporation.” Prior videos documenting the lack of authentic women’s health care at their centers include: “Ultrasounds for Killing, Not Care at Planned Parenthood,” “Planned Parenthood Managers: Ultrasounds for Abortions, Not Care,” and “The Prenatal Care Deception.” These videos have received a combined 25 million views on Facebook since the first video launched Jan. 24.

Live Action is releasing the investigative series as Congress and President Donald Trump plan to redirect over $400 million in Medicaid funding away from Planned Parenthood to thousands of federally qualified local health clinics and as the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act makes its way to the Senate.

Former Storm Lake, IA, Planned Parenthood manager Sue Thayer revealed in the video that incentives given to employees for reaching abortion sales goals included pizza parties and paid time off. Employees were trained to convince women to have abortions to meet their goals.

“I trained my staff the way that I was trained, which was to really encourage women to choose abortion; to have it at Planned Parenthood, because it counts towards our goal.”

“It sounds kind of crazy, but pizza is a motivator [for getting abortion numbers up].”

How Planned Parenthood would pressure financially distressed women into abortions:

“If they’d say, ‘I’m not able to pay [my bill] today,’ then we would say something like, ‘Well, if you can’t pay $10 today, how are you going to take care of a baby? Have you priced diapers? Do you know how much it costs to buy a car seat? Where would you go for help? There’s no place in Storm Lake (or whatever town they were in), you know, where you can get help as a pregnant mom. So really, don’t you think your smartest choice is termination?’”

– Sue Thayer, former Planned Parenthood manager, Storm Lake, IA

“Planned Parenthood doesn’t have quotas for adoptions. It doesn’t have quotas for prenatal care. But quotas for abortions? Absolutely,” said Lila Rose, president and founder of Live Action. “Planned Parenthood makes a profit off women in the midst of their most difficult experiences and incentivizes its staff to take the lives of children in the womb with pizza parties, paid time off, and lunches with upper management. It’s time to redirect our tax money toward local health clinics that actually provide real care to women, instead of to Planned Parenthood, a corporation focused on upping its abortion numbers.”

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