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Planned Parenthood Director Who Quit Was Pressured to Meet Abortion Quotas

Posted by kayms99 on November 8, 2009

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
November 5
, 2009

plannedparenthoodoffice5Bryan, TX (LifeNews.com) — The former Texas-based Planned Parenthood director who recently quit after seeing an ultrasound video of an abortion says high Planned Parenthood officials wanted her center to meet quotas for the number of abortions done. Abby Johnson had been the director of the Planned Parenthood in Bryan/College Station.

She turned in her resignation on October 6 and watching an ultrasound of an abortion capped off years of pro-life advocates urging her to quit.

Now, Johnson tells WorldNetDaily that Planned Parenthood officials were pushing her to keep abortion numbers high and that she, in turn, pushed employees to meet abortion goals as well.

“There are definitely client goals,” she said. “We’d have a goal every month for abortion clients and for family planning clients.”

She said her facility did abortions every other Saturday but began increasing the number of abortions in order to increase revenues. One method involved increasing the number of abortions done with the dangerous mifepristone abortion drug.

“One of the ways they were able to up the number of patients that they saw was they started doing the RU-486 chemical abortions all throughout the week,” she said.

Johnson told WND that abortions using the drug, which has killed 13 women worldwide and injured at least 1,100 in the United States alone according to the FDA, would bring in between $505 and $695 depending on the age of the baby at the time of the abortion.

She said the move to increase abortions came as Planned Parenthood experienced financial difficulties due to the troubled economy.

“Abortion is the most lucrative part of Planned Parenthood’s operations,” she said. “Even though they’re two separate corporations, all of the money goes into one pot. With the family planning corporation really suffering, they depend on the abortion corporation to balance their budget, help get them out of the hole and help make income for the company.”

“They really wanted to increase the number of abortions so that they could increase their income,” she told the news service.

Planned Parenthood officials are engaging in retribution against Johnson but filing a restraining order in an attempt to silence her. The abortion business claims it is concerned Johnson will turn over client records or confidential documents to pro-life advocates.

However, Johnson told WND, “I don’t have any confidential documents, so I’m not sharing anything because I don’t have anything. I have no patient information. I’d never do anything to compromise patient safety or confidentiality. For them to even make that type of statement is so offensive.”

“Planned Parenthood is an organization that really runs on fear. If somebody crosses them, they are quick to threaten that person. I’ve worked for them for a long time and seen them threaten lawsuits multiple times,” she said. “I’m not sure what they’re scared of. When I first got the restraining order, I was so surprised. My initial response was, what do they think I know? What are they feeling guilty about?”

That Johnson would admit that Planned Parenthood is more accurately described as an abortion business doesn’t surprise pro-life advocates.

The Planned Parenthood Federation of America released its annual report for fiscal year 2007-2008 and it showed the nation’s largest abortion business is getting bigger.

According to Planned Parenthood’s latest report, abortions increased to 305,310 abortions up from 289,750 in 2006.

That 5.3 percent increase came at a time when the Guttmacher Institute, its former research arm, showed abortions were at near-historic lows.

 

Looking at Planned Parenthood data from 1997 to the present, the increase in government funding corresponds with an increase in the number of abortions. (See image)

In 1997, Planned Parenthood did about 160,000 abortions and received approximately $160 million in total taxpayer funding from various levels of government. Both the number of abortions and the amount of money received from government, supposedly for family planning to reduce abortions, has double since then.

 

Planned Parenthood also says it helped just under 11,000 women in 2007 with prenatal care and pregnancy help services.

Yet, prenatal care and adoption referrals resulted for only 5 percent of the total services provided to women in 2007 while abortions accounted for 95 percent of the services that year, according to Planned Parenthood’s own figures.

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15 Responses to “Planned Parenthood Director Who Quit Was Pressured to Meet Abortion Quotas”

  1. princessxxx said

    i saw this woman on the 700 club yesterday. how do we know she isn’t lying like a lot of “christians’ seem so fond of doing lately?

    kay, you have yet to admit that you lied when you said keller never said obama was a muslim. WHY WON’T YOU?
    why is it that “christians” won’t admit they lie, even when they get called out?

    your source, world net daily, a “christian” online news orginazation lies all the time.

    let me give you an example.

    Shooter advised Obama transition
    Fort Hood triggerman aided team on Homeland Security task force
    Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the alleged shooter in yesterday’s massacre at Fort Hood, played a homeland security advisory role in President Barack Obama’s transition into the White House, according to a key university policy institute document.

    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=115230

    and here is the TRUTH.

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  2. kay~ms said

    I don’t know that she isn’t lying…but I saw her last night on Huckabee and she convinced me that she wasn’t. What she described about viewing an ultrasound abortion for the first time was upsetting and would produce the result of someone in her position speaking out I think.

    I don’t think you can question the financial figures though… Planned Parenthood is a business and they obviously treat abortions as a commodity. That is clearly where they get most of their income from so why wouldn’t they issue quota’s when their income is going down? Planned Parenthood deserves to be shut down. It’s unconscionable to be making money on abortions.

    And you have a short memory P… we already addressed this issue… no, Bill never says that Obama is a Muslim in the sense that Dorian is claiming… I don’t care about technicalities. I dont’ believe Obama is a practicing Muslim and I’m pretty sure Bill doesn’t either. What Bill said was that according to ISLAM… Obama is considered a Mulsim (by other Muslims) because he was born to a Muslim father. Dorian is saying that Bill believes that Obama is a “secret” Muslim now…an ignorant belief that all liberals jump on and don’t let go of whenever they hear Obama and Muslim in the same sentence. I’ve said over and over that I don’t believe that and Bill hasn’t stated that either. Geez….

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  3. Princessxxx said

    twisting words again kay.

    in the video, keller says “is obama a christain? NO, is he a muslim, YES by birth.”

    yes keller did say it, you can play with the technicalities all you want, your just like keller with your weasely words. no one is falling for it.

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  4. kay~ms said

    I have a comment in moderation on the other post.

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  5. kay~ms said

    ok.. let’s try it this way…. what is Dorian referring to? Do you think she’s all flustered because Bill thinks Obama WAS a Muslim at birth or that he is a “secret” Muslim now???

    Gosh, I hope this does it.

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  6. Princessxxx said

    haha, kay that made me laugh.

    i think that dorian is refering to, keller saying that obama is a muslim by birth, which he did.
    and i think that “is obama the fulfillment of muslim prophecy?”, may, perhaps, lead dorian and others to believe that keller is implying obama is some type of “secret” muslim.

    i know, it is wordplay, it’s like me saying “is bill keller a raging cross dresser?”, i’m not saying that he is, i am just implying it.

    you know what kay, i’m feeling kind of down, i’m going to cut you some slack and be nice for a change.

    how does that sound? nothing negative from me until december. i promise.

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  7. princessxxx said

    that is like 3 whole weeks.

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  8. k said

    Wow… really? But I feel bad that you have to be down in order to be nice to me…

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  9. dorian9 said

    where did the “secret muslim” come from? that sounds like a conspiracy theory, reminiscent of the “obama was not born in the u.s.a” claim. “secret muslim” would be a paranoid right-winger’s speculation. doesn’t resemble “typical erroneous liberal beliefs”. hey, K, you should be an expert on the way liberals think by now. whoa happened.

    haven’t heard squat from the birthers. where are they? they were entertaining. what’s the next pet claim?
    maybe the astro turf funds ran out. my theory is that there is a liberal somewhere in d.c with a nasty sense of humor who is responsible for creating wild rumors about obama. he releases the rumor to the tea party beacons and fox news (oops, redundant) then sits with a bucket of popcorn and laughs and watches as the thing goes viral. kind of like detonating a dirty bomb on the GOP.

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  10. kay~ms said

    I have some comments in moderation.

    Dorian, please settle the mystery… do you believe that Bill is stating that Obama is presently a Muslim or that he was a Muslim at birth or what? You did use the present tense in your comment… “Obama is a Muslim”.

    Obama has denied that he is a Muslim so it would have to be in secret wouldn’t it?

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  11. dorian said

    from what i remember in conversations with you a more than a year ago in SNL, when you and bill were really tight, it seems that bill believes obama was muslim but a non-practicing one and that he was using his muslim background to ingratiate himself with the muslim nation because he wanted their monetary support. bill also mentioned that obama likes the idea that he was the “annointed one”, the messianic figure for the muslim nation. why don’t you ask bill what he thinks now, to end the mystery.

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  12. Enkill_Eridos said

    The exact webcast where Bill Keller actually says that Obama is a Muslim by birth. And he says it when the time marker reaches 1:56

    also here is Bill Keller’s dailyprayer thing on this subject. Both of these are pulled from our original conversations on this topic.

    http://www.liveprayer.com/ddarchive3.cfm?id=3411

    So again please tell us that Bill never called Obama a Muslim by birth? This also implies that Bill Keller does not believe those that where born from Muslim families cannot be something different. I said it before and I will say it right now, this is a bunch of fabricated horseshit. Obama was baptized in a church, he did accept Jesus in a church. There was a huge controversy because the preacher, of the church he belonged to, was noted saying things about keeping the black man down. I believe he was married in that church and his children where christened there as well. So how is he not Christian? Because he would rather not give an exact answer about religion? I wouldn’t either, that was actually quite smart. I believe Bill also criticized Obama, because he wanted to start diplomatic relations with Iran.

    Obama won the Nobel for reversing Cheneyism: the policy that America runs the world by military force for its own interests. He restored America to a place of leadership. That work is still not finished after 8 months, but the Nobel is sometimes given to encourage a work in progress.

    I think he did a pretty good job so far making us the RESPONSIBLE, DIPLOMATIC government we should be. We are not just a military

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  13. kay~ms said

    I have a comment in moderation on the other post.

    Uh, I never denied that Bill said Obama is a Muslim by birth. It’s in my own post.

    I’ll explain yet again… Bill’s context is that Obama is a Muslim by birth according to Islamic beliefs… if the father is a Muslim at birth then the child is a Muslim. In order for Bill to believe that Obama is a Muslim he has to believe / agree with the teachings of Islam, and I can assure you that he does not!

    Why, WHY is this so hard to understand??? This is getting beyond ridiculous…

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  14. Enkill_Eridos said

    Actually I misread the post. I apologize. I take back everything but the diplomacy statement.

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  15. Enkill_Eridos said

    I feel obliged to say that if you used even fox news as a source I wouldn’t even have to say this. I guess the end of the world is coming because I am about to quote foxnews.com (the story reads the same on ABC news and CNN.)

    A spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood told FoxNews.com that it offers a range of services at it 850 health centers nationwide, providing pregnancy tests, vaccinations and women’s health services, “including wellness exams, breast and cervical cancer screenings, contraception, and STD testing and treatment.”

    Planned Parenthood also provides cribs, adoption references, baby clothes, and diapers. I went into a Planned Parenthood office with my at the time pregnant girlfriend to get a pregnancy test so she can be covered by Medicaid (In Pennsylvania, the only tests that qualify you for Medicaid are ones done at Hospitals, Doctor’s Offices, and a Planned Parenthood office.) I walked out with a month supply of diapers (for twins) Two cribs and a huge bag of baby clothes. They do help out a lot. But this was before some person in the US government, who will remain nameless, decided to waste trillions of dollars by allowing Haliburton and its subsidiaries to do jobs the government was paying the US military personnel to do, at almost double the cost per year, tax free. Its not the only reason for our economic crisis, but it is a big contributor.

    Another Planned Parenthood statement that Planned Parenthood gave Fox News.

    “Planned Parenthood’s focus is on prevention,” wrote Diane Quest, the group’s National Media Director. “Nationwide, more than 90% of the health care Planned Parenthood affiliates provide is preventive in nature,” explaining that a “core component the organization’s mission is to help women plan healthy pregnancies and prevent unintended pregnancies.”

    A spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood refused to answer questions about Johnson’s accusations, but released a statement noting that a district court had issued a temporary restraining order against the former branch director and against the Coalition for Life, an anti-abortion group with which Johnson is now affiliated.

    “We regret being forced to turn to the courts to protect the safety and confidentiality of our clients and staff, however, in this instance it is absolutely necessary,” said spokeswoman Rochelle Tafolla.

    It is unclear what made Planned Parenthood seek the restraining order. Johnson said she did not intend to release any sensitive information about her former patients at the clinic.

    The above was the excerpt here is my view on why Planned Parenthood seeks a restraining order. To put it simply, the bombings of 1990’s the fact that anyone who walks out of a Planned Parenthood office no matter what they are carrying in their hands is accused by conservatives as a murderer. I do not think most conservatives even recognize that Planned Parenthood offers more services. Yes the recession has hurt their profits and what gives them more profits is abortions. Yes Planned Parenthood is an organization about bigger profit margins, really they don’t care just as long as they get money. But there are not many organizations to turn to for assistance in things like cribs, crib mattresses, clothing, diapers, among other things. WIC deals with food but that’s only supplemental. There are organizations out there that are pro-life and provide these services but not enough. Another reason for abortion (even being pro-choice and knowing what an abortion ultrasound looks like, I don’t view this as a valid reason for an abortion.) is having a fixed income. It is happening more and more and most couples cannot afford daycare , or cannot find one of the few and far between pro-life organizations. Not everyone lives in a big city, that has these types of organizations, but most small towns have a Planned Parenthood office. I mean the cost of just giving birth has increased by a lot. I believe it is now in the 30-40k range, that’s uninsured with doctor visits and everything. And with conservatives and some liberals opposing a reformed health-care bill, which would allow a higher wage bracket to get medicaid, people now do not have many choices. Small businesses cannot afford to pay the private healthcare companies because this recession is driving prices up. I believe 100% that with things as they are couples are being talked into abortions more and more. My question is where are the pro-life organizations that can provide help with the things these families need? They are in the Bigger Cities, but if you are just making your bills and mortgage payments how can you afford gas to drive an hour away? Pro-lifers are against abortions but there really is not a lot of options. Adoption agencies are hurting like every other business. What about more low-income daycare? I mean get the correct licenses from DCF. (Which requres a business license, some DCF approved child care courses, CPR certification, and weekly inspections.) Also there are grants and you can make a household run daycare into a not for profit organization. Also you can get things off free cycle and the free section of Craigslist and try to provide couples with atleast some kind of help. Instead of writing about the problem, do something about one of the causes. The main cause in this economic crisis is lack of affordable day care. This is not just to Kay but every Pro-Lifer, if you want to make a difference and stop corporate greed do something about it. Don’t just picket that will not do anything, it hasn’t yet. More abortions happen, don’t kid yourself yelling Abortion is Murder will not help. But doing something you can do in the community can, offering to talk about abortion awareness at your local high school, or getting the permits for a Abortion Awareness seminar in your community will help. If you can take care of children in your home and are looking for work, why not operate a local at home daycare? I urge everyone who lives in an area that does not have any resources other than Planned Parenthood, or any parental resources past WIC. To look into seeing what you can do. Even if it’s volunteering at your counties DCF once a week, assisting the social workers. I am sure it makes more of a difference in your community than picketing. If you see a need for change in your community and no one is stepping up to the plate, than be an instrument of that change, step up to the plate. I am pro-choice, but I do not agree with abortions in certain cases, not being able to afford it is not a valid reason. Valid reasons to me are victims of incest rape, (daddy, uncle, brother, forcing themselves upon a female family member.)regular rape, loss of mother’s life, statutory rape, miscarriage, and any type of problem that will not end with a viable baby. You may ask why the last two because the same procedure for a non self terminating miscarriage, and detached placenta, umbilical cord, fallopian pregnancy, etc. is used in abortions. And if the procedure that makes abortions illegal becomes illegal then these procedures would not be able to be preformed. Don’t think that will happen? Take a look at Gun-Control laws. Okay fully automatic and settings that fire three rounds or more for a trigger pull, and silencers being illegal makes sense. Flash suppressors, foldable buttstocks, extended magazines? How do these things make an assault weapon? Watch too much TV much? A flash suppressor is more of a safety thing and does not fully suppress the flash, and it also contains the reaction (looks like fire and very hot) that happens when a bullet is fired so that doesn’t hit you in the face. Foldable buttstock, again why would is that bad, because in movies the bad guys and criminals sometimes have an m-16 a4? The foldable butt stock is tactically sound for use with a shotgun or similar rifle for home defense. And extended magazines, there is nothing wrong with being too prepared. But those things where illegal because that was what made a firearm (particularly a rifle) an assault weapon. Okay you don’t think something like that would happen to the procedure most commonly called a DNC? (Which is the same procedure used in abortions.) I think organizations like Planned Parenthood should be regulated by the FDA, I think its criminal that it is not. I think there should be an actual limit Planned Parenthood can give abortions per year. I think the reasons for abortions should be limited. Not because “My husband lost his job and now I can’t afford it.” But abortion abolition would end up causing more harm than good.

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