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Two former Planned Parenthood clinic managers alleged in videos released by the pro-life group Live Action on Tuesday that Planned Parenthood “herded” women through their clinics in an effort to see more patients and perform more abortions.

Live Action says the latest videos in its “Abortion Corporation” series expose how Planned Parenthood sacrifices authentic women’s health services for a business model focused on performing abortions.

Ramona Treviño, a former Planned Parenthood manager in Sherman, Texas, said that “Planned Parenthood treated women like cattle.”

Treviño said the staff was told to reduce the amount of time they spent with new patients. She felt that spending less time with the patients meant that they were not properly explaining the contraceptive method they choose to them. And if those contraceptives failed, Treviño continued, “naturally, a young girl could become pregnant, and the next option for her is abortion.”

“There was no prenatal care, there was nothing we could offer women who were pregnant,” Treviño added

“You go in with the perception that Planned Parenthood is there to help women in any situation, not just when they’re wanting an abortion. … I really went in believing we were just like a gynecologist, then you realize, as time goes by, that you’re not,” she said.

Sue Thayer, a former Planned Parenthood manager in Storm Lake, Iowa, echoed Treviño’s sentiment, saying that women “were just herded through” her clinic in an effort to see more patients and perform more abortions.

“Over the years I worked there, the mission statement came down,” Thayer said. “Up went abortion goals and all the other goals we were required to meet. The nurse practitioner that had been there four days a week was now there two hours a week, but we were still seeing the same amount of clients. It felt wrong.”  

Thayer added that Planned Parenthood “is definitely not someplace that I would want to see my daughters go.”

“I wouldn’t want them to have care like that,” she said. “I don’t think that’s care; that’s not health care.”

In a previous video for Live Action, Thayer alleged that Planned Parenthood had quotas for the number of abortions clinics must perform, and that they rewarded staff for meeting those quotas by offering them incentives such as "pizza parties."

Lila Rose, founder and president of Live Action, said in a statement that “There is no more room for deception.”

“The record becomes clearer each week that we release a new report: Planned Parenthood’s focus is not women’s health care, but abortion,” Rose said. “Planned Parenthood’s business model turns away women seeking options besides abortion and prioritizes the destruction of preborn lives for the sake of profit. Not only have Live Action’s investigative videos proven it, but Planned Parenthood’s own former employees have said so.”

House Republicans have indicated that they will seek to redirect federal funds granted to Planned Parenthood to community health centers, a long-held goal of pro-life activists. Rose said it is time for lawmakers to finally act.

“When lawmakers watch these videos, they should be deeply concerned at the treatment of women at Planned Parenthood. It’s time to redirect Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer funding to more worthy local health clinics that aren’t in the abortion business but that instead provide holistic health care to women,” Rose added.

A spokesperson for Planned Parenthood did not immediately return TheBlaze’s request for comment.

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