[/size][/FONT][FONT=Palatino,]A former director of a Texas Planned Parenthood branch who resigned after she watched an ultrasound-guided abortion told WND the clinic was pushing employees to strive for abortion quotas to boost profits. [/FONT]
[FONT=Palatino,]“There are definitely client goals,” former clinic director Abby Johnson said. “We’d have a goal every month for abortion clients and for family planning clients.” [/FONT]
[FONT=Palatino,]Johnson, 29, said the Bryan, Texas, Planned Parenthood clinic performed surgical abortions every other Saturday, but it began expanding access to abortion to increase earnings. [/FONT]
[FONT=Palatino,]“One of the ways they were able to up the number of patients that they saw was they started doing the RU-486 chemical abortions all throughout the week,” she said. [/FONT]
[FONT=Palatino,]RU-486 chemical abortions kill the lining of the uterus, cutting off oxygen and nutrients, resulting in the death of an unborn baby. Johnson said the chemical abortion costs the same as an early first-trimester abortion: between $505 and $695 for each procedure. [/FONT]
[FONT=Palatino,]She told WND the clinic was experiencing financial difficulties due to the economic downturn.