Former Planned Parenthood Manager Testifies Against Abortion Giant Before Congress

Thayer-compressedWASHINGTON — A former manager at a Planned Parenthood facility in Iowa gave testimony on Thursday against the abortion giant, stating that the organization is “is more concerned about its bottom line than it is about the health and safety of women.”

Sue Thayer, a mother of six who has fostered over 100 children, worked at Planned Parenthood for 17 years. She first managed Planned Parenthood of the Heartland’s Storm Lake facility, and then went on to manage the LaMars facility—that is until being fired by the organization in 2008 after expressing concern. Thayer then became a whistleblower.

On Thursday, Thayer shared her story before the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, along with former abortionist Anthony Levatino.

“As an adoptive parent of three children and a foster mother of 130, I did not fit well into Planned Parenthood’s corporate culture. But I believed the message that by working at Planned Parenthood I could help reduce abortion and serve women,” she told those gathered. “I was wrong.”

Thayer said that she thought working at Planned Parenthood was fine in her case since her locations did not perform abortions, but in 2007, her organization implemented webcam abortions.

“The plan was to make every Iowa clinic into an abortion clinic by having a doctor in a remote location talk to the woman by video,” she explained. “They solved the problem of needing to determine gestational age of the unborn child by having non-medical staff perform … ultrasounds with minimal training. In response to our concerns, the project manager, Todd Buhacker, told us, ‘If you are breathing, you can do this. It helps if you’ve played a video game. It’s just like running a joystick.'”

“We were told to tell women who experienced complications at home to report to the ER and just say they were having a miscarriage,” Thayer continued. “This avoided attention from the local medical community when we would be outsourcing complications to others.”

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But the former Planned Parenthood manager’s concerns were not limited to webcam abortions. She said that she personally witnessed the organization using Medicaid funds for abortions and over-reporting costs of contraceptives to fraudulently making money off taxpayer funds.

“Planned Parenthood has a negotiated price of $2.98 per cycle of birth control pills. But in Iowa and many other states they are allowed to bill Medicaid at the high rate of $35, receiving over $26 in reimbursement every month,” Thayer explained. “This made birth control a high profit margin item for us and we were required to increase birth control billings.”

“Because I had access to the billing system for the whole affiliate, I also know that Planned Parenthood would bill Medicaid for abortion-related services – ultrasounds, office visits, blood tests, medications, and other services that were part of an abortion,” she continued. “These types of Planned Parenthood Medicaid billings for abortion-related services have also been found by government auditors in New York and Washington.”

Even so, Thayer said, the organization asked women—even those in poverty—to pay part of their bill, but then wrote it off as a donation since Medicaid covered the entirety of the charges.

“We were … told to ask, ‘How much are you planning to pay today? Will that be cash or credit?’ Nearly all clients made some payment of $10 or more either during a visit or later by mail. Planned Parenthood counted those payments as voluntary donations and billed the full amount to Medicaid,” she outlined.

Thayer, who has since filed a lawsuit against Planned Parenthood, stated that although the organization is considered non-profit, it has generated over $700 million in excess revenue and its leaders live lavishly because of it.

“I started working at Planned Parenthood believing that I could serve young women and make their lives better. Over nearly two decades inside Planned Parenthood, I learned that was a lie,” she said. “Planned Parenthood is more concerned about its bottom line than it is about the health and safety of women.”

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  • Kachina Lively

    We are horrified over the Death Camps of Nazi Germany yet we as a nation approve of First Degree Murder of the unborn who has a heartbeat. Makes me sick…

    • Kenny Hughes

      You are 100% right Kachina!!! DISGUSTING!!!!!

    • afchief

      Not only should PP be shut down, they should be prosecuted for murder.

  • bowie1

    At least this woman has a conscience that could see through the deceptions.

  • Mark Bouckaert

    Old news and a complete waste of taxpayer money. It was dismissed on December 28th because there was no specific examples of wrongdoing provided. In fact, it should have been dismissed earlier but the appeals court felt an investigation was warranted on her word.

    So how many baseless attacks have been committed against planned parenthood now? Doesn’t this annoy anyone else? Do you know how much it costs the taxpayers in legal costs when this happens?

    • TMcG

      Until PP is nothing but a disastrous, disgusting, and disturbingly distant memory in our shameful history….How can this NOT bother you?

      • Mark Bouckaert

        Easy. Google the huge number of videos praising them.

        • Liz Litts

          Really pisses you off to have to face reality!

        • Angel Jabbins

          So a huge number of videos praising them makes the killing of innocent babies a good thing, huh?

          I just read these statistics the other day:

          Top causes of death annually in the USA:
          Accident 121,000

          • Mark Bouckaert

            Please break down that abortion number. There’s nothing wrong with abortions in the first trimester. Biblical writings agree with this.

          • Angel Jabbins

            There is no need to break the abortion # down. Most every abortion performed today stops the beating of a human heart. And, even if the heart is not yet beating, we know that life begins at the moment of conception (that has been proven now by medical science).

            By the fifth week of the gestation period, the heart starts beating and divides into chambers. Six weeks later blood is flowing inside the body, and there is an improved heartbeat rate of 100 to 160 every minute. So you can hear a baby’s heartbeat at six weeks gestation. It is a baby…not a banana, a monkey, a doorknob…and you know it!

            Where does the bible ‘agree’ that is OK to kill a baby in its first trimester? Chapter and verse, please.

          • JohninRedding

            I have heard this argument before and it is totally bogus (you can try to convenience yourself of that but I think you know it is not scriptural). When God talks about knowing us while we are in our mother’s womb there is no mention of what trimester that is in. It is from conception. God is all about protecting the weak and helpless and there is no one more helpless than a fetus.

          • Mark Bouckaert

            I have heard that argument before as well and please finish that quote as it pertains to a plan that God devised

        • JohninRedding

          That makes it OK. So if we all agree killing babies in the womb is OK, our consciences are clear. How nice and convenient. Have you heard any of the stories from those who have survived being aborted? Those are the lucky ones. Many millions will never see a sunrise, sunset, blue sky, any of the things we take for granted. Only because they were an inconvenience.

          • Mark Bouckaert

            It’s not killing if it’s in the first trimester. Even the church used to say it wasn’t before the quickening. Look it up. In fact there aren’t any scriptures to say otherwise nor does science accept that argument either.

    • Liz Litts

      You are busted asshole!!!! The truth has come out and you can’t stand it can you???

      • Mark Bouckaert

        Please enlighten me with the facts. Something I can research and confirm. All keep seeing is heavily edited video. Or people who claim to work for planned parenthood (not this case). Or claims with 0 evidence. You do realize this has been going on now for more than 20 years and never has anything been proven.

        So I’m extremely skeptical with any of these claims.

        And please don’t lash out. Jesus did that when there was merchants in the church and God was upset with that action.

        • Angel Jabbins

          Jesus lashed out at the ‘merchants in the church’?

          You have no idea what you are talking about. In the first place, it was not ‘a church’. It was the Jewish temple where people were buying and selling. And it was not just the buying and selling that angered Jesus, which was bad enough to be going on in His House. It was also that dishonest people were cheating the poor, charging them exorbitant prices for animals for the sacrificial offerings.

          His Father was NOT upset with the action. Where do you get this stuff? Jesus’ anger was riotous anger in that He was angry for a righteous cause and He did not sin in his anger…(unlike Liz above. I am sorry she used bad language at you and I have flagged her comment because of that, even though I agree with her on the issue at hand.) Jesus drove the ‘merchants’ out, yes, but He did not use bad language or hurt anyone in the process. And He, being God Himself, had the authority to do it. The Father and the Son never disagree. You won’t find that anywhere in the Bible. Jesus said came to do the will of the Father and He did, in every aspect.

          For the umpteenth time, the videos were NOT heavily edited. All the footage is available to watch online as are the written transcripts available to read…word for word. Of course, they had to edit them…cut them down…to manageable segments that people could watch within a few minutes time. Nobody has hours and hours to watch all those conversations. But, if you are so convinced something is being hidden or faked, then you SHOULD watch them in their entirety. But, no, you won’t. You will just keep coming on here telling everyone they how heavily edited they are when that has been proven to be a lie.

          As Liz stated above, the truth has and is continuing to come out now and you just can’t stand it. And, if this is the best you have got to defend your friends at PP.. it really isn’t cutting it. Not anymore.

    • afchief

      More proof that liberalism truly is a mental disorder!!!

    • JohninRedding

      “Doesn’t this annoy anyone else?” Not at all. The services women need aside from an abortion are available at other places. PP is just a front to kill babies. That is their primary mission. The rest is just window dressing to make them appear normal. Not until these businesses are shut down will babies be safe in this country.

      • Mark Bouckaert

        But it is known that it will fail.

  • Alisha

    you know what gets me.. is they act like you are taking a woman’s rights to choose if she wants a child or not if they outlaw ripping babies to shreds.. HOW ABOUT CLOSE YOUR LEGS!! Or stay on the pill or get the shot or get an IUD or the ring.. there are many options.. those complaining about taking their rights with this.. isn’t it obvious that this is literally ripping the rights from another to get to choose. I don’t see how someone can be charged with manslaughter for killing a fetus in any gestational age in most states .. But killing one in abortion is allowed. How backwards is this society..

    • flackmaster00

      the people wailing to shut down PP for abortions are the same people who cry about PP offering free condoms and birth control options, cheap or free STD screening, and implying there is any sex option besides “dont do it”, which has a proven track record of being far less effective than birth control. people need to pick a side, they cant be on both

      • Alisha

        Those services would be available at other clinics as well.. I’m not gonna argue why a company that sells baby parts should not be supported.. that is ridiculous. I draw the line there…

        • flackmaster00

          there is a place called the Internet that has information that debunks the fraudulent PP videos. you may want to go there and look at the readily-available information to find the truth. or do you also draw the line at educating yourself?

  • Annette Petrone

    If Planned Predators are raking in $ on contraceptive pills, I must assume our local gynecologists are, ALSO! They push the pill on young girls for every conceivable excuse/reason.

  • Nidalap

    If they weren’t swayed by the videos, it’s unlikely that this testimony will do the trick either. We live in a society that is sliding headlong into the depths of depravity and decay. The lack of concern over the videos among so many is just more tangible evidence of this…

  • JohninRedding

    “Planned Parenthood is more concerned about its bottom line than it is about the health and safety of women.” Could have told you that without ever having visited any of their sites. There has been enough reports coming out by people like Sue to have a clear understanding of what this business was all about.