Planned Parenthood is an organization that claims to be a champion of women’s health and well-being. But as the age-old saying goes, actions speak louder than words.
Time and time again, Planned Parenthood has shown through its actions and inactions that it is the opposite of an organization that supports women. Further proof of that has emerged in the form of a report in The New York Times, which indicates that Planned Parenthood blatantly discriminates against pregnant women employees.
Some of the policies that demonstrate the horrible attitudes of Planned Parenthood include reusing to hire pregnant women, not allowing pregnant women to take the number of breaks that they need, and overall not accommodating the special needs that pregnant women have in the workplace.
After all, pregnant women need to take extra-special care of themselves and even more so if they are experiencing complications with their pregnancy. But the report in The New York Times talks, for example, about a pregnant woman who was working for Planned Parenthood and having some serious complications. She was not treated well by Planned Parenthood either before or after her baby was born.
In addition, Planned Parenthood does not provide adequate maternity leave or paid maternity leave for its employees who are new mothers. These mothers need time to recover after childbirth and care for their newborn babies. Providing them the time and space to do so would be a humane practice by any employer — particularly one that claims to support women so much.
As if all of those policies weren’t bad enough, another area where Planned Parenthood falls woefully short involves how it treats women after they give birth. Some women have been fired or demoted after their babies have been born, according to former employees. It is really quite heartbreaking to hear of the ways that Planned Parenthood has treated its pregnant employees, but is also sadly in keeping with what Planned Parenthood stands for.
After all, should it come as a surprise to anyone that Planned Parenthood is not supportive of its pregnant employees? Absolutely not. After all, it is the organization that performs a very high number of abortions, year in and year out. That is not exactly a practice that indicates a supportive atmosphere toward pregnancy and motherhood.
So if a pregnant woman is working at Planned Parenthood and is looking to be treated fairly and compassionately, she would be wise to seek out employment elsewhere. The report in The New York Times just provides further proof that Planned Parenthood is a place that women should avoid, whether they are seeking out medical care or employment.
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