When I looked at the numbers, I did a double take. I noticed that the client goals related to family planning hadn’t changed much, but the client goals under abortion servieces had increased significantly. My mind started racing. Something’s got to be wrong here. Shouldn’t it be the other way around? Our goal at Planned Parenthood is to decrease the number of abortions by decreasing the number of unwanted pregnancies. So why am I being asked, according to this budget, to increase my abortion revenue and thus my abortion client count?
So I asked the question out loud.
I came away from that meeting with the clear and distinct understanding that I was to get my priorities straight, that abortion was where my priorities needed to be because that was where the revenue was. This meant that my job as clinic director was to find a way to increase the number of abortions at my clinic.
Friday, November 30, 2012
Kathryn Jean Lopez quotes from a book by a former Planned Parenthood clinic director: