Planned Parenthood has quotas to meet of the number of abortions they are expected to perform, and they reward clinics when the number of abortions performed exceeds the number from the same time period the year before. A former Planned Parenthood clinic director has submitted proof of the rewards and abortion quotas to legislators, who are now demanding answers.
"It is utterly appalling that Planned Parenthood would have annual abortion quotas just to meet their financial goals," says Representative Louie Gohmert of Texas, according to the Daily Caller. He and other Texas legislators are calling on Planned Parenthood to respond to the allegations and explain why, in light of such charges, the organization should continue to receive millions of dollars of taxpayer money.
Abby Johnson is the former director of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Bryan, Texas, who left her lucrative job in 2009 because of a number of things during her last year there that were disturbing to her, according to her website "And Then There Were None." Those things included "the increase in our abortion quota, our new desire to expand late term abortion services, and in the end, watching a 13 week old child in the womb struggle for his life during an abortion procedure."
Ms. Johnson tells KBTX that she has been talking to people for years about the abortion quotas, but did not have any hard evidence to prove some of the things that she saw over her years at Planned Parenthood. Johnson told the Daily Caller while she still worked at Bryan abortion clinic, she became concerned over the fact that the clinic was expected to double the number of abortions performed there. She reports when she expressed her concern to her supervisor, she just laughed and told her, "But Abby, abortion is how we make our money."
Abby Johnson didn't realize that she had the physical evidence with her all along. Recently, as she was going through "some old things," she came across a budget form from the clinic.
"A line item on the budget reads 'Income, self pay (surgical).' Next to that is a unit total of 1,135 with a cost of just over $300 each." The only surgical procedure that was offered at that particular clinic was abortions. That is the only thing that it can be referring to, according to Johnson, whose position as clinic director afforded her the capacity to recognize. The "unit" number is the number of those surgical procedures, i.e. abortions, that would need to be performed in order to meet the budget goal for the fiscal year.
Over the years, Planned Parenthood has adamantly denied that the clinics have quotas for abortions. However, by definition, this is a quota. The clinic literally was expected to perform 1,135 abortions that year in order to generate over $340,000 in revenue.
The Daily Caller reports that Representative Bill Flores is "enraged" over the abortion quotas: "While the murder of any unborn child is appalling, even more criminal is the establishment of a target to kill over 1,100 innocent Texas children in order to meet financial targets."
Another piece of evidence has recently come to light that supports the allegations of Planned Parenthood's abortion quotas.
While working for Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, an employee noticed something on the bulletin board that "really started to change her thinking about Planned Parenthood's motivation." She took a photograph and brought it to the attention of ATTWN. The clinic, which is the second largest Planned Parenthood in the U.S., had given an award to a satellite clinic in Aurora for "exceeding abortion visits first half of fiscal year 2012 compared to the first half of fiscal year 2013." A copy of the award was on the Rocky Mountain facility's bulletin board as kudos for all to see.
The Aurora clinic was recognized and given an award for going above and beyond its quota of abortions.
The abortion industry's mantra has been that they want abortion to be "safe, legal, and rare." The Blaze reports that Johnson points out the logical inconsistency of that position: " If they want something to be RARE, they certainly wouldn't have quotas, right?"
If the goal is to make something rare or unneeded, incentivizing it with awards and increased quotas is not the way to go about it.
As The Inquisitr reported recently, Planned Parenthood has also made headlines for teaching underage girls about having kinky sex and engaging in sadomasochism and bondage role-playing, funded by taxpayers.
The goal "to maximize profits" for Planned Parenthood is also being called "repugnant" by Representative Steve Stockman.
Representative Louie Gohmert is determined to get to the bottom of this issue and has demanded answers from Planned Parenthood. "With the vast amount of money Planned Parenthood receives from U.S. taxpayers, it is critical that we determine whether or not any staff members were told that their salaries were contingent on their pushing a certain number of young women to abort their babies. The idea of salaries being contingent on the number of babies destroyed is unmitigatingly evil."
When a mother is advised to have an abortion at a Planned Parenthood facility, she will do well to ask herself if their counsel is actually intended to be in her best interest, or is the clinic simply trying to meet their quota for the week? Life-altering decisions should never be based upon a quota.