Former employees of Planned Parenthood have now spoken out about how the organization discriminates against pregnant employees. It’s not odd that a company that claims pregnancy is a healthcare issue (Pregnancy is a disease? Seriously?) would frown upon women who refuse to murder their babies.
If a pregnant employee would bring in a note from their doctor, warning that the patient had some limitations and Planned Parenthood would just ignore it. They also say they don’t give women paid maternity leave. The excuse they have is that it is impossible to come up with 2 million to pay for it.
But for some reason, top executives get huge pay raises and annual bonuses and the make a profit every year thanks to large government grants.
Carolina Delgado, a former employee of Planned Parenthood’s Miami office, said women were scared to tell their supervisors they were pregnant.
“It was looked down upon for you to get pregnant,” Delgado told the Times. “I don’t think that any supervisor had to literally say it for us to feel it.”
One former hiring manager told NYT that supervisors openly debated the likelihood that a candidate for a promotion would get pregnant, in violation of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act.
Ta’Lisa Hairston, a former employee at the White Plains, New York, clinic said managers ignored doctor’s notes recommending that she take frequent breaks due to her high blood pressure threatening her pregnancy. Pushed to work hours longer than her doctor said she should, she was placed on bed rest and gave birth via emergency C-section weeks earlier than planned.
Eight weeks into her 12-week leave for the birth, she said Planned Parenthood began calling her urging her to return to work early.