Skip to comments.Planned Parenthood Laying off in Iowa, Closing Clinics in Secret
Posted on 01/22/2014 10:03:14 AM PST by MockTurtle
Quietly abandons surgical abortions in Bettendorf and Sioux City
DES MOINES--January 22, 2014--Iowa Right to Life has discovered that Planned Parenthood of the Heartland has quietly laid off all but one employee (a center manager) at their Creston and Red Oak, Iowa locations. In addition, Iowa's largest abortion provider has halted surgical abortions at its Bettendorf and Sioux City abortion centers.
This is not the first time PPH has tried to keep closings and layoffs quiet.
Last November, IRTL alerted the media that PPH was closing centers in Ankeny, Fort Dodge, Mount Pleasant and Washington, after hearing of massive layoffs at those locations on Veteran's Day (11/11/13), as well as cuts in key staff at PPH's headquarters in Des Moines. IRTL also forced PPH to come clean in December, when it discovered the hours at the Creston and Red Oak centers were reduced to zero.
Iowa Life to Right Executive Director, Jenifer Bowen, says PPH's covert changes and layoffs should surprise no one. "Planned Parenthood does not want the public to know they are closing clinics," said Bowen, "so they can continue to collect millions from donors and Iowa taxpayers, while providing zero services."
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland's most recent Annual Report for Fiscal year ending in June 2013 shows the organization made a profit of $740,241 last year, before their Veterans Day layoffs. In addition:
* PPH's Taxpayer-funded Grants were up to $3,303,171 in 2013 from $2,673,281 in 2012.
* PPH's Investments Income jumped to $969,721 in 2013 from $264,068 in 2012.
* PPH's Patient Services Revenue leaped to $17,219,377 in 2013 from $13,890,520 in 2012 (PPH talks about serving the poor, while collecting millions from patients.)
* PPH's Public Donations jumped to $10,784,476 in 2013 from $6,974,442 in 2012.
* PPH also received $214,427 from the Department of Health and Human Services in August 2013 to hire and train Navigators to sign people up for Obamacare.
PPH sent out an email soliciting donations on 1/8/14 with no mention of the layoffs in Creston and Red Oak or that they were abandoning surgical abortions in Bettendorf and Sioux City. Both Bettendorf and Sioux City still perform the more dangerous medication abortions, which are...
I’ve been close a couple of times...
ive been told it would be a cold day there if the local planned parenthood shutdown
Thank you, Lord!
I admit I had to blink once before I got that. Congrats!
I remember once in a debate, I agreed that pregnancies could be terminated safely when necessary, and pointed out that all that's necessary is to wait 9 months and they self-terminate.
All out, nobody hurt!
One wouldn't want pregnancy to be interminable!
They make it clear to their employees that "Non-profit is a tax category, not a business model."
In other words, they make HUGE AMOUNTS of money, tax-free, pay GIGUNDO salaries to their top vultures, expand aggressively into new communities, even try to drive their abortion competitors out of business, they get HUGE access to public funding at the county, state, and federal level, they hit the foundations and the Fortune 500 big time for donations, AND they still charge poor people for all kinds of services. Don't be thinking it's free!
They are everything you expect from Sangerian Satanists.
Great post on Abby Johnson’s “unPlanned.” I thought I knew Planned Parenthood, but that book was an eye-opener for me.
Death Factories closing down is never a bad thing...
I guess we wanted to be provacative. No, one would not want to be pregnant interminably and I don't think baby would like it either.
I guess babies don’t get the same opportunities to fulfill their dreams as their mothers do
where does an unemployed abortionist go?
Tar, feathers, rail!
Doctors used to justify abortions by saying they were providing a service to women, much like plantation owners were providing a service to their slaves. But when the lights came on, they had to see what they were really doing. They were making money by killing kids.
I also understand that it is harder to find nurses. Even pro-choice nurses dont like to work there because they have to see what is happening.
I found a website a while back where abortion industry workers (trained as physicians and nurses, but working as abortionists) described their thoughts and feelings on abortion.
Many of them expressed utter contempt for their clients. Many seemed to have a high degree of self-loathing--justifying their choice to do abortions by saying things like, "Well, if I don't do this, someone else will." Some seemed to loathe the abortion clients for putting them in the position of having to do abortions. Despite all of those negative attitudes towards abortion, they were very high pressure about selling the abortion "service" to their clients. The level of cognitive dissonance I found on that site was so extreme that I think it must cause physical ruptures in their brains.
One bright spot on that website was a young physician's description of how he interned at an abortuary. He described how the abortionist demonstrated abortion procedures, then had him do an abortion on a client. He said that he felt something like an electric shock at the moment the fetus died, that jolted him to the core of his being. He ended the internship right then. I wonder how many times a similar experience happens to young rabidly "pro-choice" physicians-in-training, when they personally witness that "choice"?
No wonder the abortion advocates spend so much time and energy denouncing these "anti-choice" pregnancy centers. Every woman who chooses to be responsible and not get pregnant, or who carries a child to term, is a threat to their whole narrative that women can't avoid pregnancy and hate having babies.