A number of reviews posted on Indeed.com by alleged former Planned Parenthood staffers may indicate problems at several Planned Parenthood centers across the country.
Indeed.com, a job sharing site where potential employees can upload their resumes for review by a number of employers, allows current and past employees to leave a review of their experience working with a specific employer. Planned Parenthood is among them. While the majority of reviews were positive towards the largest chain of abortion clinics in the nation, a few not-so-complimentary reviews were attention-worthy. While former employees could, in theory, write bad reviews out of spite or revenge, if any of the accusations are true, they may be worth investigating. After all, Planned Parenthood receives over half a billion in taxpayer dollars every year.
1. On August 24, 2016, an alleged former employee described his/her role at a Delaware Planned Parenthood as a “clinician,” and claimed that assistants are performing duties that this employee felt were not permissible. The employee also claimed that one of the abortionists at this Planned Parenthood would “mark off her college savings fund for her child on [abortion] AB days.” She allegedly “[d]id as many [abortions] as possible with absolutely no compassion or caring,” said the employee, who wrote:
Honestly the MOST disrespectful management I have ever encountered in my ENTIRE career. It was shocking how degrading management was to the very people providing services to clients.
Clients were generally easy to work with, But the ‘frequent fliers’ were frankly too used to high quality, ‘free’ care and were allowed to abuse the system.
Very poor system as a whole, unsafe practices, (ie: HCA’s performing jobs they are in NO WAY allowed by law to do.).
There were very clear racial preferences toward employees by management., Did not value clinicians.
One particular MD provider who used to mentally mark off her college savings fund for her child on AB days. Did as many as possible with absolutely no compassion or caring. just the paycheck.
2. The reviews were not that much different for a Planned Parenthood in Wilmington, Delaware. On June 8, 2016, an alleged former employee who claimed to be a “Center Manager-Family Planning” called that center the “worst organization I’ve worked for” with “horrible work conditions,” writing:
Worked for this organization in Wilmington, DE and I must say this by far was the worst organization I’ve worked for. There was constant turnover due to the horrible work conditions. Management did not know how to effectively manage and as a result, set unrealistic expectations and demands on their employees. Definitely not a family friendly atmosphere. Would not recommend anyone to work for this organization in the Delaware area.
The Wilmington Planned Parenthood was under scrutiny a few years ago after two former staffers came forward to reveal many troubling aspects of the facility. One RN claimed she sent documentation and letters of complaint about the facility to Planned Parenthood. These complaints were ignored, including claims of sexual harassment by an abortionist who appeared to be employed by several Planned Parenthoods across the country. The question is, has anything changed at either of these Delaware locations?
A review claiming to be from a former Planned Parenthood “Reproductive Health Assistant II,” published in December of 2015, alleged that a Planned Parenthood in Los Angeles, California, was a “terrible place to work” and that “upper management” was “condescending”:
Upper management was condescending and difficult to deal with. I absolutely did not trust any of my managers–they were duplicitous and consistently told you (or implied) that you were doing a terrible job. I learned a lot and got very good experience from my time there but the work culture is kinda bad. It wasn’t always like that but a new management regime has made it a pretty terrible place to work.
In May 2016, someone claiming to have been a “Health Care Assistant” described her employment at a Planned Parenthood in Muncie, Indiana, as “really bad.” She alleged that the managers show up late and “cuss and yell in front of patients”:
Planned Parenthood is ran extremely bad. The managers show up late, cuss and yell in front of patients, and are generally horrible. The environment there makes employees hate their jobs, and patients say they will never come back.
A former “Phone Specialist” who claims to have worked at the Planned Parenthood megacenter in Aurora, Illinois, wrote this December 9, 2015:
This job will work your anxiety to the core. After finding out what happens behind closed doors it is time for me to say goodbye.
The reviewer did not specify exactly what happened “behind closed doors.”
A former employee who claimed to have been a “Surgical Assistant – Lead Educator/Counselor” at a Planned Parenthood in Baltimore, Maryland, sent a review of the clinic on November 18, 2013, alleging that management “staff was very poor” and that several staffers were “fired for misconduct”:
A typical day began with paying 10 dollars a day to park in a parking garage. I learned a lot from the doctors and co workers I worked with but the management staff was very poor. In the 6 months I was there 3 people from my direct management staff got fired for misconduct of some sort. Very rude individuals. My coworkers were great girls. The hardest part of my job was the travel and the paying to park. The most enjoyable part of my job was either setting up IVs and drawing blood which I enjoy doing, or helping the patients through a really hard time in there life by just being compassionate and nice to them.
Whether or not there is any validity to these claims, these former employees are not the first to allege wrongdoing by Planned Parenthood. While the nation’s largest abortion conglomerate claims to be all about “healthcare,” the organization’s own annual reports show that they commit more than 300,000 abortions every year. Beyond this, Planned Parenthood has been embroiled in a number of questionable practices which include:
- Medicaid overbilling (here and here)
- Failure to report suspected child abuse (actual cases here)
- Privacy breaches (here)
- Patient Medical Emergencies requiring them to call 911 (here). In just one example, a St. Louis Fire Department recently released a list of 23 emergency calls to Planned Parenthood for hemorrhages, or heavy bleeding, which is a potential complication of abortion.
Tax dollars funneled to the abortion business increased by almost 35 percent under the Obama Administration. Hillary Clinton, whose campaign employs several former Planned Parenthood employees, is expected to maintain that trajectory. Despite Planned Parenthood’s record, President Obama and Hillary Clinton are pushing to increase funding to Planned Parenthood through a repeal of the Hyde Amendment (which prohibits federal dollars to pay for abortion) and are pushing for an HHS Rule which would prohibit states from defunding Planned Parenthood under Title X.