The narrative is that one side of the political divide is all about tolerance and fair play and the other side is all about discrimination. Of course, one needn’t be on the disfavored side of that teeter-totter to understand that it isn’t true:
According to new in-depth reporting from the New York Times, Planned Parenthood locations across the country have routinely discriminated against pregnant employees.
More than a dozen current and former Planned Parenthood employees told the Times that the group has been “sidelining, ousting or otherwise handicapping pregnant employees.” Women who worked for Planned Parenthood in California, Texas, North Carolina, and New York said that managers “declined to hire pregnant job candidates, refused requests by expecting mothers to take breaks and in some cases pushed them out of their jobs after they gave birth.”
The Times report also noted that the majority of Planned Parenthood locations don’t provide paid maternity leave, despite advocating paid maternity leave policies as a political-action group.
As Alexandra DeSanctis suggests at the National Review link above, it’s not really surprising that an organization that relies so heavily on killing unborn children for its revenue and reason for being would err on the side of devaluing them and failing to accommodate the women who carry them. The national organization “routinely imposes abortion quotas on its clinics,” and having pregnant women walking around can’t be helpful in that regard.
One also can’t help but wonder if the abortion provider has internal data on the attitudes of female employees after they’ve had children of their own. It wouldn’t be surprising if that experience changed their perspective.